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he made contact with the sand several times in frustration, causing a penalty and automatic loss of the hole. "It's never the way that you want to end a match but, that aside, it's a win for us," the Hagestad oldest of the Americans at 26. "No pictures on the scorecard, as they say, so I'm pretty happy with the win." The USA's 19 points equaled the largest total in Walker Cup history, set in a 19-5 victory at Interlachen in 1993. The 12-point margin of victory equals the largest since 1997, when the U.S. 18 SEPT/OCT 2017 (Above) Stewart Hagestad, 26, of Newport Beach – the "old man" of the 2017 U.S. Walker Cup team – won the Silver Cup at the 2017 Masters as low amateur after qualifying for the event by winning the 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. Now a real estate broker in New York City, Hagestad, who played collegiately at USC, defends his U.S. Mid-Amateur title next month. (Right) Norman Xiong of Canyon Lakes is only 18, but has already won the prestigious Western Amateur (2017) and earned the Phil Mickelson Award as NCAA Division I's top freshman after his first year at Oregon. With the Ducks, Xiong had seven top-10 tourna- ment finishes and was first team All-Pac-12. COPYRIGHT USGA/J.D. CUBAN COPYRIGHT USGA/CHRIS KEANE / W A L K E R C U P /

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