Former FCWT player advances to the finals of the U.S. Amateur
The Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) congratulates former FCWT player Michael Weaver from Fresno, CA, (not pictured) on making it to the finals of the US Amateur. Michael’s University of California teammate,
Brandon Hagy, also a FCWT alum, came up just a bit short on Saturday, after advancing to the semi-finals with Weaver.
Weaver, who is now 21, made the semi-finals by upsetting another former FCWT player,
Patrick Rodgers, a 2011 USA Walker Cup member, and All-American at Stanford in the Round of 32. That showdown was after Weaver survived a playoff on Wednesday to get into the draw. Weaver‘s road to the finals was certainly not an easy one.
In the Quarterfinals, Hagy of Westlake Village, CA, won 4 & 3 over
Cheng-Tsung Pan, who like Weaver and Hagy, played the FCWT in 2007-2008. Pan , now at the University of Washington, won twice that season, once at the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament at Naples in November 2007 and once at the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament at Mission Inn in February 2008. Hagy won the FCWT Hunter Ranch Invitational that same season.
Patrick Rodgers, who graduated from high school two years after Hagy, won three times during the 2007-2008 FCWT season in the Boys 13-15 division. Rodgers of Avon, IN, won at Purdue, Amelia Island and Inverrary. The following year Rodgers moved up to the Boys 16-18 division and won 5 FCWT Junior Golf Tournaments: Purdue, Notre Dame, Duke, Mission Hills, and Tanglewood.
The FCWT congratulates all the present and former FCWT players who qualified for the U.S. Amateur. Keep up the good work!
Former FCWT players top the leaderboard at the PGA Tour: Wyndham Championship
Meanwhile at the PGA Tour event at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC,
Sergio Garcia fired a 66 on Saturday to take the lead at the Wyndham Championship. Garcia, at 18, cruised to victory at a FCWT junior golf tournament in Jacksonville, FL, in the spring of 1998 before moving on the NIKE Tour. Also firing a 66 on Saturday at the Wyndham was a resident of Jacksonville, FL, Bud Cauley.
Cauley, another former FCWT junior golfer, who won the Boys 13-15 division of the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament at Amelia Island in 2004, is tied for 2nd at the Wyndham Championship heading into the final round. In 2005, Cauley won the Boys 16-18 division of the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament at the University of Florida.