Junior is the fourth Wildcat and first since Luke Donald to earn the conference award for lowest season stroke average
2010-11: Northwestern's top performer for the second-straight year, competing in every tournament and compiling a team-best 72.02 stroke average in the regular season ... That average ranks seventh in school single-season history ... Concluded his career with a 72.97 stroke average, the fourth-best in school history behind Luke Donald, Tom Johnson and Jess Daley ... GCAA PING All-America honorable mention, NU's first All-America award since 2003 ... All-Big Ten first team ... GCAA PING All-Region ... Big Ten All-Championships Team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Shot at or below par in nearly half of his rounds (17-of-36) ... Compiled six top-20 finishes and three top-10 efforts ... Captured co-medalist honors at the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate (Oct. 23-24) with a 68-68-66 tournament and a final round charge for the ages ... Played his final four holes at the Bridgestone in five under par, finishing birdie-birdie-birdie-eagle, holing a final 30-foot putt on No. 18 to tie for his third-career tournament win with a career-best final-round 6-under 66 and a 14-under 202 ... The 14-under 202 tied Luke Donald's 54-hole tournament score school record set at the 2001 U.S. Collegiate Championships ... Shot a final-round 2-under 69 at NU's Windon Memorial Classic (Sept. 26-27) to finish sixth at 1-under 212 ... Opened the year with an 11th place finish at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate (Sept. 11-12) ... Also was 11th at the Gifford Collegiate (Nov. 8-10) to close the fall schedule ... Went 2-1 at the Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 11-12) to help NU to its second-straight team title ... Took 15th at the ASU Thunderbird Inviational (April 9-10) ... After opening the Big Ten Championships with a 6-over 78, charged all the way back to finish third overall ... In the final round, began the day six back from the individual leader and eventually got to 5-under and within a stroke during a dramatic front-nine charge, ending up third after a 5-under 67 ... That score led NU to a second-place team finish in the tourney ... Advanced out of local qualifying for the 2011 U.S. Open with a third-place 72 May 16 at Oak Grove Golf Club in Harvard, Ill. ... Fired back-to-back 4-under 68s in the last two rounds of the NCAA Colorado Regional to finish seventh and help NU advance to the NCAA National Championships ... With NU five strokes out of the final qualifying spot with nine holes to play on the final day of the Regional, Lipsky birdied each of his first four holes on the back nine to start NU's charge ... Finished 38th at the NCAA Championships at 7-over 223.
2009-10: Northwestern's top golfer on the season, competing in every tournament and compiling a 71.88 stroke average ... That average is the sixth-best single-season mark in school history ... All-Big Ten first-team and GCAA PING All-Midwest Region selection ... Won the 2010 Big Ten individual championship with a 72-hole total of 3-under 281 ... Opened the tourney with a 4-under 67 before shooting back-to-back even-par 71s in the third and fourth rounds to be one of only two players to finish under par ... Made three-consecutive birdies on the back nine during the final round to seal his second-career individual victory ... Led the team with 16 rounds at par or better in 11 stroke play events on the season, including nine rounds in the 60s ... Placed second at the season-opening 36-hole Navy Fall Classic (Sept. 12-13) with rounds of 2-under 69 and 3-under 68 ... Carded a final-round 4-under 67 at the Windon Memorial Classic (Oct. 4-5) to charge into a third-place finish ... Went undefeated at the Big Ten Match Play Championship, leading the Wildcats to the team title and earning all-tournament team honors ... Led NU to a program-best fourth-place finish at the annually tough Puerto Rico Classic with a 13th-place effort (Feb. 21-23) ... Used a second-round 4-under 67 to come in fourth at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate (April 10-11) ... Earned a top-20 result at the Boilermaker Invitational (April 24-25) ... Placed 11th overall at the NCAA Central Regional, one stroke away from qualifying for the NCAA National Championships as an individual ... Closed the Regional with a second-round 3-under 67 and a final-round 1-under 69 ... Fired an even-par 72 to advance out of local qualifying for the 2010 U.S. Open May 17 at the Water's Edge Golf Club site in Worth, Ill. ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2008-09: Created a formidable 1-2 punch with freshman Eric Chun atop Northwestern's lineup for much of the season ... All-Big Ten second-team honoree ... GCAA PING All-Region selection ... Led Northwestern with 13 rounds at par or better on the year, earning three top-10 finishes and three more top-20 efforts ... Began the year with an 11th-place finish at the Olympia Fields CC/Fighting Illini Invitational, firing a 2-under 68 in the second round ... Had back-to-back top-10's with an eighth-place effort at The Prestige at PGA WEST and a season-best seventh-place finish at the CordeValle Collegiate ... Matched his season-best when he took seventh at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic, firing a career-best 67 (-3) in the second round ... Followed that up with an 11th-place finish at the Kepler Intercollegiate to help NU to the team title in the tournament ... Overall on the year had four rounds in the 60's ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2007-08: Competed in four fall tournaments, two of them as an individual ... Placed 40th and 47th, respectively, at the CordeValle Collegiate and Wolf Run Intercollegiate ... Finished fourth at the Windon Memorial Classic, but was competing as an individual ... Shot a 4-under 209 (70-67-72) at the Windon ... Competed individually at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge, and placed 16th ... Carded a 4-under 67 at the Windon ... Shot a field-best 139 at the Notre Dame Invitational, earning the first number one finish of his collegiate career ... Earned a first place finish at the Jacksonville Dual Match, shooting a 68 ... Placed 17th at the Boilermaker Invitational ... Came in 13th at the Big Ten Championships, recording two rounds at or below par ... His low round of the year (67) tied for best on the team ... Paced the team with 11 rounds scored at par or better ... Finished with a 74.47 stroke average, third-highest for NU.
2006-07: Redshirt season ... Did not see any tournament action.
High School: First-team all-Los Angeles Area in 2005 ... Recorded two top-five finishes at AJGA events in 2005, finishing second at the Greater Hartford Jaycees and fifth at the Lessings Classic ... Victorious at the Rio Hondo High School League Tournament in both 2004 and 2005 ... MVP of the Rio Hondo League in 2004 and 2005 ... Captured the 2004 Junior Tour Championship played at PGA West ... Earned three other top-20 finishes in AJGA events ... Named Los Angeles all-Southern Section in 2004, '05 and '06 ... Team captain his senior year at La Canada ... Won the 2003 Ashworth Postseason at Mission Hills ... Averaged a score of 36 for his final two seasons in high school ... Played against NU teammate Jonathan Bowers.
Personal: Born David Lipsky ... Son of Aaron and Yon Suk Lipsky ... Chose Northwestern over California and Columbia ... Majoring in political science.