Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Nagy Philosophical About Near Miss

Corey Nagy won't be playing in the U.S. Open next month.

The Charlotte 49ers senior failed to make it through the local qualifying tournament Tuesday at Treyburn Golf Club in Durham, missing by one stroke when he bogeyed the 18th hole. It was a significant disappointment to the perpetually upbeat Nagy, who immediately redirected his attention to preparing for the NCAA regionals he and his Charlotte teammates will play next week at Yale Golf Club in New Haven, Ct.

Nagy said the competitve side of him wanted to slam his fist on the steering wheel driving home when he thought about how close he came to getting into the sectional qualifier but he didn't.

"I'm still going to play the regionals and I'll be a succesful professional," Nagy said. "That one bogey at the last hole won't affect me. There is a point when that competitive spirit comes in and you want to get mad but it's more important to swallow that."

Nagy is ranked 18th in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin ratings for college golfers.