David Lipsky (golfer)

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David Lipsky
P1070732 David Lipsky (US) winner European Masters 2014.JPG
At the European Masters, 2014
Personal information
Born (1988-07-14) July 14, 1988 (age 29)
Los Angeles, California
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Los Angeles, California
Career
College Northwestern University
Turned professional 2011
Current tour(s) European Tour
Asian Tour
Former tour(s) Web.com Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Asian Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T58: 2015
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Asian Tour
Order of Merit
2014

David Lipsky (born July 14, 1988) is an American professional golfer.

He played college golf at Northwestern University. There, Lipsky was an All-American, won the 2010 Big Ten individual championship, and had a career 72.97 stroke average, the fourth-best in school history behind Luke Donald, Tom Johnson, and Jess Daley.

He turned professional after graduating in 2011. Lipsky won the 2012 Handa Faldo Cambodian Classic and the 2014 Omega European Masters. He also won the 2014 Asian Tour Order of Merit.

Early life[edit]

Lipsky is Jewish,[1] and was born in Los Angeles, California, to Aaron Lipsky and Yon Suk Lipsky, who is from Korea.[2][3] His parents introduced him to golf when he was 10 years old.[4]

He lived in La Cañada Flintridge, California, and in high school at La Cañada High School, at which he was a 4.0 student, Lipsky won the 2003 Ashworth Postseason at Mission Hills, the 2004 Junior Tour Championship played at PGA West, and the Rio Hondo High School League Tournament in 2004 and 2005.[2][5][6] He was named Los Angeles all-Southern Section in 2004–06, MVP of the Rio Hondo League in 2004 and 2005, and First-team all-Los Angeles Area in 2005, while averaging a score of 36 in his last two seasons in high school.[2] He graduated in 2006.[7]

College[edit]

Lipsky played college golf at Northwestern University, which he attended on a partial scholarship and at which he majored in political science and history.[5][8][9] He also caddied throughout college.[10] In addition, he was also a member of the Rho Chapter of Beta Theta Pi.

In 2007–08, he had a number one finish with a 139 at the Notre Dame Invitational, and won the Jacksonville Dual Match with a 68.[2] Lipsky had a 74.47 stroke average.[2] In 2008–09, he was All-Big Ten second-team, Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) PING All-Region, and Academic All-Big Ten.[2]

In 2009–10 Lipsky won the 2010 Big Ten individual championship with a 72-hole total of 3-under 281.[2] He was All-Big Ten first-team, GCAA PING All-Midwest Region, and All-Academic Big Ten.[2] He had a 71.88 stroke average, the sixth-best season average in school history.[2]

In 2010–11, at the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate he scored a 68-68-66 for a 14-under-par 202, tying Luke Donald's 54-hole tournament score school record.[2] Lipsky was honored as All-American, GCAA PING All-America honorable mention, All-Big Ten first team, GCAA PING All-Region, Big Ten All-Championships Team, and Academic All-Big Ten.[2] He had a 72.02 stroke average in the regular season, seventh-best in school season history, and ended with a career 72.97 stroke average, the fourth-best in school history behind Luke Donald, Tom Johnson, and Jess Daley.[2]

He turned professional after graduating in 2011.[9]

Professional career[edit]

Lipsky was medalist at Asian Tour Qualifying School in January 2012. He won his third start on the tour, the 2012 Handa Faldo Cambodian Classic (earning $47,550 and a winner's exemption on the tour until the end of 2014), and finished 11th on the tour's Order of Merit as a rookie.[11][12][13] He played on the Web.com Tour in 2013.[9]

In May 2014, he came in second by one stroke to Chile's Felipe Aguilar in The Championship at Laguna National, which was jointly sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour.[14] Lipsky won the Omega European Masters (earning a career-best €383,330 ($497,000)) and finished the Asian Tour season leading the Order of Merit, which also earned him entry into his first major (2015 Open Championship) and first WGC event (2015 WGC-Cadillac Championship) and a European Tour exemption through 2016.[15] He ended the year in the top 150 in world rankings.[15]

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 2010 Big Ten Championship

Professional wins (2)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Sep 7, 2014 Omega European Masters^ −18 (67-64-66-65=262) Playoff England Graeme Storm

^ Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2014 Omega European Masters England Graeme Storm Won with par on first extra hole

Asian Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Mar 17, 2012 Handa Faldo Cambodian Classic −15 (73-68-67-65=273) Playoff Philippines Elmer Salvador
2 Sep 7, 2014 Omega European Masters^ −18 (67-64-66-65=262) Playoff England Graeme Storm

^ Co-sanctioned with the European Tour

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Mexico Championship DNP DNP DNP T62 DNP T63
Match Play DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Bridgestone Invitational DNP DNP DNP 73 DNP
HSBC Champions T72 DNP T56 DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sports Shorts". Jewish Sports Review. 9 (102): 19. March–April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "David Lipsky Bio". Nusports.Com. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Lipsky Counts on Family". Asian Tour. October 2, 2012. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Gratitude and backing of golfing stars help Lipsky excel on greens". Hindustan Times. April 8, 2012. Archived from the original on March 30, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "For Lipsky, It All Adds Up". Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ Meffley, Doug. "2009 Men's Golf Media Guide". ISSUU. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ Rich, Charles (April 16, 2012). "Lipsky opens eyes at Malaysian Open". La Canada Valley Sun. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Northwestern Wildcats Men's Golf – Record Book" (PDF). Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c "David Lipsky profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  10. ^ "David Lipsky media guide". PGA Tour. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Lipsky secures dramatic maiden win in Cambodia". Yahoo Sports. March 17, 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2012. [permanent dead link]
  12. ^ Martin, Sean (December 28, 2012). "Golfweek: 10 to watch on Web.com Tour in 2013". USA Today. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Lift-Off for Lipsky". Asian Tour. March 17, 2012. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Aguilar's perfect finish seals win". Asian Tour. May 4, 2014. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "David Lipsky defeats Graeme Storm in a playoff to win the European Masters". Golf.com. Associated Press. 

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