2017 Tournament Participant Profile

Kyle Mueller Athens, Ga.

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Hometown: Athens, Ga.
High School: Athens Academy

Michigan Career
• Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) PING DI All-America, honorable mention (2017)
• Golfweek All-America, honorable mention (2017)
• 3x All-Big Ten, first team (2016, ‘17), second team (2015)
• 3x PING Division I Midwest All-District Team (2015, ’16, ’17)
• All-Big Ten Tournament Team (2016)
GCAA All-America Scholar (2017)
GCAA Team Academic Honor (2015)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2016, ’17)
• 3x U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award (2015, ’16, ’17)
• 3x U-M’s Bert Katzenmeyer Award for lowest scoring average (2015, ’16, ’17)
• 4x Big Ten Golfer of the Week (Sept. 9, 2014, Oct. 14, 2015, Sept. 28, 2016, March 1, 2017)
• In 37 career events, has 25 top-20 finishes with 16 top-10 and nine top-five with three wins
• 3x medalist, 2014 Wolverine Intercollegiate (Sept. 6-7), 2016 Windon Memorial Classic (Sept. 25-26) and 2017 Aggie Invitational (April 1-2)
• Carries a 9-1 record in match play

Michigan Records
• U-M single season scoring: 71.36 (2016-17); only Wolverine in history to post sub-72 average
• U-M season scoring (by class): freshman (72.56), sophomore (71.72) and junior (71.36)
• U-M single-round (tie): 64 (-7) in the second round at The MacKenzie (Oct. 12-13); fourth Wolverine to post 64
• U-M 36-hole tournament (tie): 138 (69-69) at the Aggie Invitational (April 1-2); tied with Noori Hyun
• U-M 54-hole tournament: 198 (69-64-65, -15) at The MacKenzie (Oct. 12-13); first Wolverine to post sub-200 tournament total
• U-M 54-hole Big Ten Tournament: 209 (-7) at the 2016 championships

Junior (2016-17)

• One for two Wolverines to start all 13 events, along with Nick Carlson (So.)
• Helped U-M post five top-three finishes in 13 events, including team titles at the Dayton Flyer Invitational (Oct. 17-18) and Desert Mountain Intercollegiate (March 4-5)
• Helped U-M set program single-round team record with a 270 (-14) in final round at Inverness Intercollegiate, breaking the U-M mark by two shots and tournament’s single round record by seven
• Led U-M in six events, posting six top-10 and three top-five, including two individual wins
• Medalist at the Windon Memorial Classic (Sept. 25-26) with a 209 (-7) total
• Medalist at the Aggie Invitational (Sept. 25-26) with 138 (-6) total; event was reduced to 36-holes due to weather
• Averaged the lowest season average by a U-M junior with a 71.36 per round average; set the U-M single season record
• Led U-M with 17 sub-par rounds, including a season-low 66 (-6) shot in first round of Linger Longer Invitational (March 19-21)
• Helped U-M to its third straight NCAA regional appearance; missed qualifying as an individual to the NCAA Championships by a single shot, tying for eighth at 212 (71-71-70, -1)
• Played in third Big Ten Championships (April 28-30), tying for 44th at 223 (73-75-75)
• Posted a perfect 3-0 record at the Big Ten Match Play Championships (Feb. 10-11)

Sophomore (2015-16)

• One for four Wolverines to start all 11 events, along with Chris O’Neill (Sr.), Tom Swanson (Jr.) and Nick Carlson (Fr.)
• Led U-M in five events, posting six top-10 and four top-five finishes
• Medalist runner-up at the Inverness Intercollegiate (Sept. 21-22) and third at Windon Memorial Classic (Sept. 27-28) and Big Ten Championships (April 22-24)
• Helped U-M to second straight NCAA Regional appearance and runner-up team finishes at the Windon Memorial Classic and Desert Mountain Intercollegiate (March 5-6)
• Recorded first sub-200 54-hole tournament total with a 198 (-15) at the MacKenzie (Oct. 12-13)
• Averaged the lowest season average by a U-M sophomore with a 71.72 per round average; became the first Wolverine to carry a sub-72 average
• Led the Wolverines with 13 sub-par rounds, including a U-M record-tying 64 (-7) in the second round of The MacKenzie
• Posted a 2-1 record at the Big Ten Match Play Championships (Feb. 12-13)

Freshman (2014-15)

• Played in additional 13th event after earning individual invitation to NCAA Finals; one of two Wolverines to play in all 12 team events, along with Chris O’Neill (Jr.)
• Led U-M in nine events, with four top-10, two top-five and one individual title
• Won collegiate debut at the Wolverine Intercollegiate (Sept. 6-7), with a season-best 206 (67-70-69, -7)
• Helped U-M to the team title at the Wolverine Intercollegiate and runner-up finishes at the Big Ten Match Play Championships (Feb. 14-15) and Desert Mountain Intercollegiate (March 6-7).
• Helped U-M return to the NCAA regional for the first time in four years finishing as the medalist runner-up at NCAA Washington Regional (May 14-16); advanced to NCAA Finals as individual (t-94th)
• Averaged the lowest season average by a U-M freshman with a 72.56 per round average; fourth freshman to lead he season in scoring
• Led the Wolverines with 11 sub-par rounds, including a season-best 66 (-6) in the second round of the NCAA Washington Regional
• Posted a perfect 4-0 record at the Big Ten Match Play

Prep Career
• Played at Athens Academy under head coach Brian Olson
• Three-time GHSA All-State (2012, ’13, ’14)
• Led Athens Academy to Class A GHSA State Final runner-up finish in 2014 after back-to-back sixth place finishes in 2012 and 2013. Individually, finished third (72, 2013), fourth (72, 2014) and ninth (75, 2012) at State Finals.
• Led Athens Academy to three straight Class A Regional titles (2012, ’13, ’14) and a runner-up finish in 2011
• Two-time Regional medalist in 2012 (71) and 2014 (71)
• Athens Banner Herald All-Northeast Georgia Golf Team first team (2011, ’12, ’13, ’14), Area 2 Private Boys Player of the Year (2014) and Northeast Georgia Male High School Golfer of the Year (2011)
• Four time Spartan Award recipient (2011, ’12, ’13, ’14) and two-time Player Award (2013, ’14)
• National Honor Society member (2012, ’13, ’14), Upper School Honor Roll (2011, ’12, ’13, ’14), HP Scholastic Honor Roll (2012, ’13) and Spanish Honor Society (2012)

Personal
• Given name is Kyle Patrick Mueller
• Son of Eric and the late Monica Mueller
• Born November 14, 1995 in Athens, Ga.
• Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology
• Sport Management major