University of Iowa Athletics

Melanie Boyles

Class Sr.
Hometown Tempe, Ariz.
High School Marcos de Niza

2007-08 as a Senior…competed in ten tournaments, playing 30 rounds… ranked second in team scoring average (79.53)… registered one top-10 finish… placed tied for ninth at the Mary Fossum Invitational… finished tied for 26th at the Big Ten Championships… registered a career-low 18-hole round of 71 during the Big Ten Championships… letterwinner.

2006-07 as a Junior… competed in eight tournaments, playing 24 rounds… ranked fifth in team scoring average (79.1)… registered two top-10 finishes… placed eighth in the Lady Buckeye Invitational… tied for 10th in the Hawkeye Intercollegiate… posted a career-low 18-hole score of 74 at the UNLV Invitational.

2005-06 as a Sophomore… competed in eight tournaments, playing 23 rounds… averaged 80.3 strokes for the season… finished second at the Hawkeye Intercollegiate, carding a career best for 54 holes (229)… registered career low round for 18 holes (75) at Hawkeye Intercollegiate … carded career low for 36 holes (152) at Hawkeye Intercollegiate… letterwinner.

2004-05 as a Freshman… competed in five tournaments, playing 14 rounds… posted an 85.0 scoring average for the season… recorded an 84.9 fall average for 12 rounds and an 85.5 spring average for two rounds… tied for 25th at the Hawkeye Intercollegiate… registered career best scores for 18 holes (77), 36 holes (160) and 54 holes (245) at the Notre Dame Invitational… letterwinner.

High School… four-time all-conference and three-time all-state selection… named her high school team’s Most Valuable Player her sophomore through senior seasons… team captain her junior and senior years… named the 5A Player of the Year her senior season… holds three school records (9-hole and 18-hole average and lowest 36-hole total)… Central Region medalist her senior year… placed sixth at the Arizona state meet and first in the conference meet as a senior… her high school team finished first at the conference meet and third in the state meet her senior year… finished second at the 2003 conference meet and eighth in the state meet her junior year… placed first in the Arizona Girls Match Play, Tucson City Championship and Tempe City Championship in 2003… also played softball… member of the National Honor Society.

Personal…born August 24, 1986… daughter of Larry and Carrie Boyles… health and sports studies major… competed for Marcos de Niza High School… high school coach was her mother, Carrie Boyles… father played football at Arizona State University.

Boyles’ Career Averages

Year  Rds. Strokes Avg. Low Round
Fall ’04 12 1019 84.9 77 (Notre Dame Invitational)
Spring ’05 2 171 85.5 83 (Indiana Invitational)
2004-05 14 1190 85.0 77 (Notre Dame Invitational)
Fall ’05 12 956 79.7 75 (Twice)
Spring ’06 11 892 81.1 77 (Pinehurst Challenge)
2005-06 23 1848 80.3 75 (Twice)
Fall ’06 12 955 79.6 75 (Legends of Golf Shootout)
Spring ’07 12 943 78.6 74 (UNLV Invitational)
2006-07 24 1898 79.1 74 (UNLV Invitational)
Fall ’07 11 873 79.3 73 (Mary Fossum Invitational)
Spring ’08 19 1512 79.5 71 (Big Ten Championships)
2007-08 30 2385 79.5 71 (Big Ten Championships)
Totals 91 7321 80.4 71 (2008 Big Ten Championships)

THE BOYLES FILE
LOW 18-HOLE SCORE: 71, 2008 Big Ten Championships
LOW 36-HOLE SCORE: 152, 2005 Hawkeye Intercollegiate
LOW 54-HOLE SCORE: 226, 2008 Mary Fossum Invitational
BEST CAREER FINISH: 2nd, Hawkeye Intercollegiate

WHAT’S IN HER BAG
Driver: Ping G2
Woods: Ping
Irons: TaylorMade RAC
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Glove: Nike
Favorite Iron: Pitching Wedge
Favorite Golf Course: Ocean Hammock
Superstitions: None