Senior Nick Losole aces eighth hole; freshman Scott Smith makes 11-shot improvement from round one to round two
David Inglis joined Northwestern as its assistant men's golf coach prior to the 2010-11 season, marking the first collegiate coaching job for the former NCAA All-American and professional golfer.
Inglis, a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, was a four-time champion of the Western Athletic Conference and three-time All-American from 2000-04 at Tulsa, also winning Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar Athlete honors from the GCAA in 2003 and 2004. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2004.
While at Tulsa, Inglis competed as an amateur for the victorious GB&I Walker Cup team in 2003. He was a member of the European Palmer Cup Teams in 2001 and 2003, winning with the squad in 2003. Inglis was named an assistant coach for the 2011 European Palmer Cup team, making him the first former Palmer Cup competitor to later serve as a coach in the collegiate Ryder Cup-style event. Inglis returned to his post in the event for the 2012 staging, as well, helping the squad make a huge final day comeback to claim the Cup.
In 2000, he won the British Boys Amateur Championship, the largest boys event in Europe and equivalent to the U.S. Junior Championship. At Northwestern, Inglis was instrumental in recruiting the 2012 British Boys champion -- Sheffield, England, native Matt Fitzpatrick -- who arrived in Evanston for the 2013-14 season as the No. 1 player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. Fitzpatrick committed to NU after his British Boys win, then went on to win the Silver Medal at the 2013 Open Championship, finish second in the English Men's Amateur and win the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship.
Inglis turned professional in 2004, competing on the European Tour, the Challenge Tour and several Mini Tours.
Beginning in October of 2005 and continuing until he joined Northwestern, Inglis worked at Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he served as a golf instructor, junior golf coach and tournament organizer. He coached and mentored multiple junior golfers with the goal of preparing them for college golf.