Reigning Mid-Am Champ Has Clubs Stolen

 

We’ve seen airlines lose golfer’s clubs on the way to big events, but this latest incident might be even more frustrating. Reigning U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Stewart Hagestad was the victim of a senseless golf club robbery a week before one of the biggest events of his life. 

The 26-year-old financial analyst who is coming off low amateur honors at the 2017 Masters, as well as qualifying for and playing in his first U.S. Open at Erin Hills, has a chance to become the first player since 1993 to become the first mid-amateur to win the U.S. Amateur title. Unfortunately, he may have to do without his sticks.

On Saturday, Hagestad tweeted out the horrifying news that his clubs were stolen right out of his car:

 

To make matters worse, it appears the theft occurred in his own driveway! 

 

There have been no updates since. The U.S. Amateur takes place August 14-20 at Riviera Country Club and Bel-Air Country Club for stroke-play qualifying before heading solely to Riviera for match play. Hopefully, Hagestad finds his clubs by then!

[h.t Golfweek]

 

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