Illinois' Nagle Crowned Golfer of the Week

Illinois' Patrick Nagle was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week on March 6.

Illinois' Patrick Nagle was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week on March 6.

March 9, 2007

BIG TEN MEN'S GOLFER OF THE WEEK
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.