Brandon Hagy and Joël Stalter Named Golfweek All-Americans
BERKELEY – Cal seniors Brandon Hagy and Joël Stalter were named Golfweek All-Americans on Tuesday with Hagy a first-team selection and Stalter picking up a second-team honor. Both were named first-team Division I PING All-Americans by the Golf Coaches Association of America last month.
The honor is the latest on a long list of awards in 2013-14 for Hagy who previously captured the Byron Nelson Award, Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Tom Hansen Pac-12 Conference Medal, co-team MVP honors, Cal’s Ben Furth Award and a Golden Bear Achievement Award. He was also a national semifinalist for The Ben Hogan Award, a first-team All-Pac-12 selection, chosen to represent Team USA in the 2014 Palmer Cup and the Pac-12’s Player of the Month for September of 2013.
Hagy was an individual medalist three times during the 2013-14 campaign (Jack Nicklaus Invitational, Arizona Intercollegiate, Aggie Invitational) and finished in the top 10 in 10 of 14 events with nine of those showings in the top five. He was also Cal’s top finisher in five events and led the team with a 70.98 stroke average. Hagy finished the season ranked No. nationally by both Golfstat and Golfweek.
In addition to his All-American honors, Stalter was a national finalist for the Byron Nelson Award, a first-team All-Pac-12 pick and the team’s co-MVP along with Hagy. He matched Hagy’s three victories in 2013-14 (Alister MacKenzie Invitational, Arizona Intercollegiate, National Invitational Tournament) while totaling six top-five finishes and seven top-10 showings among his 13 events. He was Cal’s top finisher or tied for the top eight times all coming over the Bears’ last 11 events, including a tied for fourth place showing at the Pac-12 Championship and a tied for 19th place finish at the NCAA Championship that were both the best of his career at the events. Stalter finished the season with a 71.64 stroke average that was second among team’s regulars behind only Hagy.