Nov. 13, 2003
EVANSTON, Ill. -- A duo of top-notch junior golfers have signed National Letters of Intent to play at Northwestern beginning in the fall of 2004. Dan Doyle (Rochester, Mich./Stoney Creek) and Kyle Moore (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Scioto) make up head coach Pat Goss' latest recruiting class.
"I could not be more excited about Dan and Kyle becoming Wildcats next year," said Goss. "They have both embraced what Northwestern represents academically and athletically and what our golf program is trying to achieve. I feel very secure in our future with this recruiting class and have no doubt they will both make an immediate impact on our program."
Doyle had an outstanding year in 2003. He earned 2003 honorable mention American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Polo Junior All-America honors following a victory at the 2003 AJGA Kroger Junior Invitational and two other top-10 finishes during his 2003 AJGA season. He finished third at the Buick Junior Open and eighth at the Robert Trent Jones Trail Junior Classic.
Doyle finished runner-up in both the Michigan Junior Amateur Championship and the Michigan Junior Amateur Match Play Championship. Those accomplishments resulted in him being named the 2003 Michigan Junior Boys Player of the Year. He also qualified for match play at the 2003 USGA Junior Amateur Championship.
"Dan is an extremely competitive golfer who has demonstrated the ability to win and shoot low scores," said Goss. "I have no doubt that Dan will take these attributes with him to the college level and be immediately successful."
Moore is a prominent figure in Ohio prep golf. He earned All-Ohio honors, was named the Ohio Capital Conference Player of the Year, and finished third at the Ohio High School Championships in 2003. On the 2003 junior circuit, Moore had four top-10 finishes in major national junior tournaments. The highlight of his season was a second-place finish at the 2003 Future Collegians World Tour National Championship. In that event he posted a 5-under 139 (69-70) on the famous Doral Spa and Resort's Blue Monster.
Goss said, "Kyle is very driven to succeed and has made great strides this past summer and into the fall, dominating Ohio high school golf. He will be a great player for us."
NU finished its fall season ranked No. 22 in the Golfweek/Sagarin index. The 'Cats take a break for the winter before returning to action in February at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate.