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    Dan Doyle
    Dan Doyle

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Rochester, Mich.

    High School:
    Stoney Creek

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 145

    Birthdate:
    09/10/1985



    General: Has an incredible desire to be a great player ... Works hard to get the most out of his game ... Has shown glimpses of his potential with top-10 finishes in a number of tournaments during his career ... Possesses the intangibles needed to be a great player ... Expected to have top collegiate season to date.

    2007-08: Closed the fall with three top-15 finishes: career-best third-place showing at NU's Windon Memorial Classic, 10th at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge and 13th at the CordeValle Collegiate ... Shot par or better for all three rounds at the par-71 Skokie Country Club during the Windon (69-71-68) ... Fired a 5-under 67 at the CordeValle Collegiate (his career-best low round, 66, came the previous year at the CordeValle) ... Shot a 2-under 70 at the final round of the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge ... A score of 74 at the Jacksonville Dual Match was good enough for a seventh place finish ... Recorded three rounds in the 70s at the General Hackler Championship, finishing 12th ... Finished 17th at the Notre Dame Spring Invitational ... Fired rounds of 71, 71 and 68 at the Boilermaker Invitational, placing fifth ... Led the team with five rounds in the 60s ... Shot par or better 11 times, good for second place on the team ... Four top ten finishes ranked first on the squad, while 3 other top 20 finishes were tied for second ... Had the second highest stroke average (74.38) on the team.

    2006-07: Tied with teammates Jonathan Bowers and David Merkow for the Wildcats' best individual finish of the season, as he finished fourth at both the CordeValle Collegiate and Boilermaker Invitational ... Finished the season with a 76.11 stroke average -- fourth-best on the team ... Shot seven rounds of par or better throughout the year, tied for the most on the team with teammates Wilson and Merkow ... Fired a 6-under 66 -- the 'Cats' lowest round of the season -- in the opening round of the CordeValle Collegiate ... Earned four top-25 finishes ... Had a streak of five straight below-par rounds stretching from the CordeValle Collegiate to the Puerto Rico Classic.

    2005-06: Helped propel Northwestern to its first NCAA National Championships since 2000 with his team-best score of 2-under 69 in the final round of the NCAA Central Regional Championships ... Led the 'Cats to a tie for second at the Coca-Cola Duke Classic, finishing in a tie for sixth at 6-under 210 ... Fired a season-best round of 66 in the final round of the Coca-Cola Duke Classic ... Second-best finish of the year came at the CordeValle Collegiate, where he finished in a tie for seventh at 2-under 214 ... One of three Wildcats to play in every event in 2005-06 ... Scoring average of 75.25 represents a half-stroke improvement over his freshman campaign ... Finished the year strong, with 10 of his final 11 rounds counting toward the Wildcat team score ... Tied teammate Dillon Dougherty with three rounds in the 60's ... Fifth on the team in rounds of par or better with seven ... Finished 12th at the 2005 Eastern Amateur Tournament in Portsmouth, Va.

    2004-05: Played in all 11 events as a freshman ... Strong start in season's second tournament, the Notre Dame Invitational and Central Regional Preview where he placed 23rd ... His 14-over 224 at the Notre Dame Invitational was NU's best individual showing ... Started the fall placing 25, 23 and 29 in his first three collegiate events ... Followed with an even better finish, placing a season-best 13th at the Big Ten Championships ... Carded a season-best 4-under 68 in the second round of the Big Ten Championships ... Shot 9-over 222's at the Windon Memorial and Alister MacKenzie Invitational.

    High School: Earned 2003 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) honorable mention Polo All-America honors ... Won the 2003 AJGA Kroger Junior Invitational, placed third at the Buick Junior Open and finished eighth at the Robert Trent Jones Trail Classic ... 2003 Michigan Junior Boys Player of the Year ... Runner-up at both the Michigan Junior Amateur Championship and the Michigan Junior Amateur Match Play Championship ... Qualified for match play at the 2003 USGA Junior Amateur Championship.

    Personal: Born Daniel Patrick Doyle on 9/10/85 ... Son of Brian and Katherine Doyle ... Chose Northwestern over Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota and Indiana ... Communication studies major.

    Doyle's Career Statistics

    Year          Rounds     Strokes     Average      Low
    2004-05        31         2346        75.68        68
    2005-06        40         3010        75.25        66
    2006-07        35         2664        76.11        66
    2007-08        34         2529        74.38        67
    Career        118         10,549      75.35        66