Matthew Giles
Matthew Giles
Height: 5-7
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Louisville, Tenn.
High School: Alcoa HS
Major: Civil Engineering

In Fall 2015 (Freshman): Giles too part in five of the team’s six fall tournaments, completing 14 rounds of play… became the first Tech player ever to earn OVC Male Golfer of the Week honors three times in the same year… broke Tech’s all-time freshman scoring record in the season-opening GolfWeek Program Challenge (Sept. 6-8), carding a season-best 70-71-69=210 to tie for 12th place… carded a season-low 69 at the same event and finished 6-under for the entire tournament… took home first career All-Tournament honors at the Kenny Perry Invitational (Oct. 12-13), tying for second place overall with a 71-70-76=217… tied for third at the ASU Fall Beach Classic (Oct. 25-27), gathering another All-Tournament nod… fired a 73-70=143 at the rain-shortened event… concluded fall play with a scoring average of 73.64, ranking in the top-10 in the OVC.

High School: Giles lettered for four years under head coach Rob Daugherty at Alcoa High School… led his team to the 2013 Class A/AA State title, tying for fifth individually… tied for eighth place in the 2012 state tournament, helping his team to a runner-up finish… helped guide AHS to two district championships and three region titles… took home All-Blount County honors three times and was named First-Team All-State twice… took home PrepXtra First-Team honors after helping Alcoa win the 2013 state title by 17 strokes… posted a scoring average of 35.4 per nine holes as a senior and a mark of 37.9 for his prep career… tied for 15th at the Tennessee Junior Amateur and at the Scott Stallings/Under Armour AJGC Championship.

Personal: Son of Mark and Teresa Giles… born on March 24, 1997… full name is Matthew Landon Giles.

Academic: Majoring in civil engineering.

Honors & Awards:

  • 2015-16 Three-Time OVC Male Golfer of the Week (Sept. 9, Oct. 15, Oct. 28)
  • 2015 Kenny Perry Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • 2015 ASU Fall Beach Classic All-Tournament Team