Justin Pagila
Justin  Pagila


Dublin, Calif.

High School:
De La Salle


Golf Celebrates End of Year Banquet

The Black Knights handed out team awards at their annual banquet


Three Golfers Garner All-Patriot League Honors

Plunkett was named to the first team, while Pagila and Kim earned second-team honors


Golf Finishes as Runner-up in Patriot League Championships

Five Black Knights were named to the 2015 Patriot League Championship Team


Plunkett Leads Field after Day 1 of Patriot League Golf Championships

The Black Knights shot are in second-place, while Plunkett is first at 4-under


Golf Set for Patriot League Championships

The Black Knights tee-off at 8:54 a.m. Saturday

SPRING 2015: Had a standout spring season … one of three golfers to compete for Army West Point at all six spring tournaments … placed sixth at the Patriot League Championships at three-over … was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team … won his first individual title at the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational where the team also placed first … carded a 69-69-70—205 to go 11-under … finished 25th at the Gary Freeman Invitational … competed at the Bandon Dunes Championship where he totaled 156 strokes … was tied for 14th at the Seahawk Intercollegiate after carding a 74-74-76—224 … finished tied for 21st at the Met Intercollegiate with 160 strokes … totaled 16 rounds in the spring … averaged 74.64 strokes in the 2014-15 season … was named the team’s Most Improved Golfer.

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

Class: 2017

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

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