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Hagestad ousted on Day 1 at U.S. Mid-Amateur

From ESPN - October 11, 2017

ATLANTA -- Defending champion Stewart Hagestad was eliminated on the first day of match play at the U.S. Mid-Amateur on Tuesday by a salesman playing in his first USGA championship.

Dusty Drenth, a 29-year-old from Davenport, Iowa, was two down through six holes on the Crabapple Course at Capital City Club but then won four out of the next five to pull ahead. Playing aggressively off the tee, he closed out Hagestad on the 17th hole for a 3-and-1 victory.

It was a rare lowlight this year for Hagestad, who was low amateur at the Masters, qualified for the U.S. Open and played on the winning U.S. Walker Cup team.

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