Pagila led the Black Knights to a first-place team and individual finish at the Wofford Invitational
FALL 2014: Teed-off for Army in two fall tournaments and in the Star match against Navy … part of first-place team at Colgate Invitational … finished fourth at five-over par … carded a 217 (+7) at the Doc Gimmler to place tied for 42nd … was paired with Peter Kim for Army-Navy four-ball … defeated Fricke and Keene up one … topped Fricke of Navy one up during Army-Navy singles … participated in six rounds this fall and totaled 438 strokes … season-low round was a 70 (-2) and his average score was 73.00.
SPRING 2014:Second Team All-Patriot League ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... competed in 15 rounds in six outings ... totaled 1117 stokes averaging a score of 74.47... posted a 7th place finish at the Patriot League Championships at 70-73-76--219 (+9) ... tied for 10th of 50 in the Met Intercollegiate coming in at 12 over par.
FALL 2013:Played in 15 rounds over five tournaments ... posted a scoring average of 73.67 ... carded five rounds of even par or better, including a season-best 66 (-3) in the second round of the Stars & Stripes Invitational ... helped Army to the team victory, finishing tied for ninth ... shot an even par 70-70-70--210 at The Doc Gimmler hosted by St. John's ... finished in a tie for 14th ... tied for 11th in his collegiate debut at the Colgate Invitational with a 76-72-76--224 (+8) ... partnered with classmate Peter Kim to win their four-ball match at Navy, 3 and 1.
MISC: Born in Walnut Creek, Calif. ... 2013 graduate of De La Salle High School ... son of Rodney and Lynn Pagila ... one brother, Jared (15) ... posted top five finishes in both the 2012 Junior PGA Championship and Junior America's Cup ... carded an eight-place showing at the Junior World Championship ... completed the season ranked in the top 10 by Golfweek Magazine ... led De La Salle to the California Interscholastic Federation championship as a senior posted a Diablo Country Club course record 62 ... Principal's Honor Roll 2010-13 ... Bruce Wilhelmy Scholarship Winner 2013 ... enjoys crossfit, learning different languages and shopping for nice suits ... can speak conversational Spanish ... has an irrational fear of bees, fire ants and large spiders ... enjoys the occasional cold shower ... majoring in economics and Spanish.
Getting to know Justin Pagila Why West Point: It offers incredible opportunities and an environment conducive to success.
Favorite spot at West Point: Kimsey Weight Room.
Favorite mess hall meal: Gyros
Most memorable training experience: rappelling from a UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter
Greatest triumphs/accomplishments thus far (military or personal): Graduated Air Assault School, graduated the FBI Crisis Negotiation Course, led my high school team to 2 Northern California Championships
Favorite Golf Tournament: Watch: US Open, Play: Army v. Navy
Dream golfing foursome and location: Abraham Lincoln, Tiger Woods, General McChrystal at Cypress Point
Which golfer would you caddy for: Robby Hill
Golf would be better if...Music was blasted and there were loud obnoxious crowds
Military aspirations: Aviation or Infantry Officer, Maybe one day an FAO (Foreign Area Officer)
If you could invent a new stroke or club what would it be: the "hand wedge"
I spent the summer... Air Assault School, CFT, FBI Crisis Negotiation Course
The best advice you've been given about golf and who it was from: "It's all about the process" -Coach Watts
Why is the golf team the best athletic team: Golf is an individual sport, but we make it a team sport by the way we come together