The U.S. Amateur and USC Admin

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    BANDON, Ore. — Stewart Hagestad pushed his cell phone across the conference table in the Bandon Dunes Golf Course clubhouse. On his screen was the text he had received at 5 a.m. on Thursday, a couple of hours before his Round of 32 match in the U.S. Amateur Championship.


    “Unbeliveable,” Hagestad said with quiet exasperation. “You’ve got to be kidding, right?”


    The message was from an administrator in the MBA program at the University of Southern California. It basically contained an ultimatum: Hagestad needed to be on Zoom calls on Thursday and Friday to continue his orientation for the program. If he missed them, he’d be eliminated as a candidate. In a pre-emptive bid, he had composed a thoughtful email explaining his situation—that he’d reached match play in the U.S. Amateur and could he please postpone the calls? The answer: a flat “no.”

    https://www.golfdigest.com/story/us-amateur-2020-stewart-hagestad-bandon-dunes-quarterfinals
     
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    USC embarrassing itself yet again. So unbelievably idiotic.
     
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    It is SC, what would you expect?
     
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    I understand how unreasonable it sounds, but if this "orientation" is what I think it is (I started the MBA program in 2006), its where students form their project teams for the year. They were pretty serious about not missing back then, as everybody goes through a bunch of activities, events, etc that helps people get to know other students. I can see how they'd tell this guy to just try again next year.
     
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    He made it to the quarter finals. Congratulations and Fight On!
     
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    And hopefully had his caddie handle the zoom orientation, lol.
     
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    I am fairly certain his dad (John) will have a chat with Rick and the situation will resolve itself. I wish Stewart well in his quest for the title.
     
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    Lost in the quarterfinals to the ultimate winner. Not bad.
     
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    The new USC doesn't bow down to the $$$$'d elite..alum or not!
     

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