After the SCGA Amateur Championship ended on Sunday at Big Canyon Country Club, Stewart Hagestad talked about his next event.
But the U.S. Amateur Championship, Aug. 13-19 at Cherry Hills in Colorado, wasn't exactly the most pressing issue for him.
Hagestad, the Big Canyon member and Newport Beach resident, talked about his job after finishing tied for fourth at two-over-par 290, the lowest among locals in the SCGA Am.
Hagestad, an incoming senior at USC, was thinking about his internship. He's working at the Eastdil Secured satellite office in Irvine, where he's hoping to stay on with the real estate banking company.
"I'm sure they'll playfully tease me in the office," Hagestad said, referring to his finish.
He entered the final round three shots off eventual champion Bhavik Patel, and completed his worst round of the tournament, a 78. He went 70-73-69 in the first three rounds.
Maybe it was the quick reaction of disappointment about the round, but Hagestad said the internship was the most important task for him.