Nagle finished his career with the second best career stroke average in Illinois history at 73.16, just one one-hundredth of a point shy of the record of 73.15 set from 1985-89 by current PGA Tour pro Steve Stricker.
Nagle earned All-Big Ten honors all four years of his career, joining Stricker as the only two UI golfers ever to achieve that feat.
2006-07: Walker Cup Watch List ... Second-team All-Big Ten selection ... Finalist for University of Illinois Dike Eddleman Male Athlete of the Year award ... Competed in nine tournaments, leading the team in stroke average for his third consecutive year with a 73.04 average ... Illinois' top finisher in five tournaments ... Recorded five Top-10 finishes on the season, three of which were Top-5 finishes ... Tied career-high finish by taking runner-up honors at the Louisiana Classics with an 8-under-par score of 208 ... Equaled career-low tournament score with a 9-under-par 207 at the Fossum Invitational, which also tied the fifth best 54-hole score in school history ... Carded six rounds below par on the season, led by a season-low 5-under-par 67 during the first round of the Fossum Invitational ... Earned fourth Varsity "I" award.
2005-06: PING All-Midwest Region selection ... Second-team All-Big Ten selection ... Finalist for University of Illinois Dike Eddleman Male Athlete of the Year award ... Led the Illini with a 73.61 stroke average in 23 rounds of play on the season ... Illinois' top finisher in five of eight tournaments before a hand injury forced him to miss the final three tournaments of the regular season ... Earned an individual berth to the NCAA Central Regional Championship, but had to withdraw due to the hand injury ... Recorded four consecutive Top-10 finishes during the year, highlighted by a season-high sixth-place finish at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate ... Carded a season's best round of 6-under-par 66 during the first round of the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge, tying the fifth-lowest score in school history ... Season-low 54-hole tournament score was 2-under par 214 at the Puerto Rico Classic, where he finished eighth ... Recorded six rounds under par on the season, with four rounds in the 60s ... Earned third Varsity "I" award ... Following the season, Nagle participated in the 2006 U. S. Open at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, N.Y. and won the Pacific Coast Amateur.
2004-05: Redshirted the season in order to align his athletic and academic timetables, preserving two years of eligibility so that he could compete during his final two seasons while continuing coursework on his bachelor's degree.
2003-04: Second-team All-Big Ten selection for the second straight year ... Second on the team with a 73.86 stroke average ... Recorded four Top-10 finishes on the season ... Season-high finish came at the Duke Golf Classic, where he placed third ... Shot a career-low round of 65 during the second round of the Alister MacKenzie Invitational, which tied the third-lowest score in school history ... Tied his career-low 54-hole score with a 207 at the Alister MacKenzie Invite, tying the fifth-lowest 54-hole score in school history ... 11 of his 36 rounds were below or even par with four rounds in the 60s ... Illinois' top finisher in five tournaments ... Earned second Varsity "I" award.
2002-03: Ping third-team All-American ... Named to six-player Pride/Softspikes Freshman All-America Team ... Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... Second-team All-Big Ten selection ... Finalist for University of Illinois Male Newcomer of the Year award ... Finished the season ranked 55th in the nation by Golfweek/ Sagarin ratings ... Ranked second on the team with a 72.35 stroke average, which stands as the sixth-best single-season average in school history ... Recorded 10 Top-10 finishes in 13 tournaments ... Seven of his 10 Top 10s were Top-5 finishes ... Tallied career-high five runner-up finishes on the year, placing second at the Badger Invitational, Nestle Purina Classic, Conrad Rehling Invite, Kepler Intercollegiate and NCAA Central Regional ... 22 of his 40 rounds were below or even par with 10 rounds in the 60s ... Shot a season-low round of 66 in the final round of the Northern Intercollegiate ... Tied season-low round with a 66 during the third round of the NCAA Championships, tying the Karsten Creek course record and ranking as the lowest score of the Championships ... Carded a career-low three-round score of 207 at the Nestle Purina Classic, which tied the fifth-lowest 54-hole score in school history ... Illinois' top finisher in seven tournaments ... Earned first Varsity "I" award ... During the summer following his freshman season, Nagle won both the 2003 California State Amateur and the 2003 Northern California Amateur, becoming the first player since 1976 and only the ninth player ever to win both championships in the same year.
Earned three varsity letters in golf at Junipero Serra High School ... All-League selection in West Catholic Athletic League as a junior and senior ... 2002 California State Junior Amateur Champion ... 2002 Northern California Junior Champion ... Team member for Northern California in 2002 Hogan Cup ... Earned All-America honors at the 2001 National High School Open in Orlando, Fla. ... Course record holder at Green Hills Country Club in Millbrae, Calif. with a career-low round of 64 ... Four-year honor roll student.
Born Sept. 19, 1984 ... Son of Gary and Kathy Nagle ... Majoring in sport management ... Biggest thrill in sports was watching Tom Brady, who also attended Junipero Serra, lead the New England Patriots to victories in Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX ... Lists his uncle, Bob, as the person who has most influenced his athletic career for "showing me the importance of being a competitive athlete along with exhibiting sportsmanship."
Getting to Know Nagle
Favorite place on campus: The short game area of the Demirjian Indoor Facility
Favorite Illini memory: Playing in the NCAA Championships my freshman year in 2002-03
Favorite golfer: Jim Furyk
Favorite sports team: New England Patriots
Favorite golf course: Pebble Beach
Favorite place to eat in Champaign-Urbana: Dos Reales
Favorite class at Illinois and who taught it: Sports and Modern Society, with Michael Raycraft
Excluding teammates, favorite Illini athlete: Kristine Cook
Superstition: Never use balls with the number 4 on them
What's in the Bag?
Driver- Ping G5
Wood- TaylorMade V-Steel
Irons- Titleist 670
Putter- Titleist Scotty Cameron
Ball- Titleist Pro V1
Nagle's Career Statistics
Year Rounds Shots Avg. Low 18 Low 54 2002-03 40 2,894 72.35 66 (2) 207 2003-04 36 2,659 73.86 65 207 2005-06 23 1,693 73.61 66 214 2006-07 26 1,899 73.04 67 207 Totals 125 9,145 73.16 65 207 (3)