Illinois' Nagle Crowned Golfer of the Week

March 9, 2007

Patrick Nagle, Illinois
Sr., Pacifica, Calif./Junipero Serra

Nagle tied the best performance of his collegiate career, earning runner-up honors at the 21st annual Louisiana Classics, held March 5-6 at the par 72, 7,141 Oakbourne Country Club Golf Course in Lafayette, La.  Nagle ended the tournament in second place out of 80 golfers with an 8-under-par total of 208 (69-69-70).  He shot back-to-back season-low rounds of 3-under-par 69 on Monday and wrapped up play with a 2-under-par 70 on Tuesday. This is the 20th Top-10 finish of Nagle's career and ties his career-high finish, equaling the four runner-up finishes that he had during his freshman season of 2002-03.  His three-round score of 208 is just one shy of his career best and ranks as the fifth lowest 54-hole score in school history.