Date: June 08, 2009

Giles named in All-American team

Courtesy: University of Southern California USC sophomore and Golf Australia National Squad member Matt Giles was among 10 players selected to the All-American first team following the 2009 NCAA Championships last weekend. Giles, who was an All-American Honorable Mention selection as a 2008 freshman, joined Jorge Campillo of Indiana, Rickie Fowler and Morgan Hoffmann of Oklahoma State, Matt Hill of NC State, Florida&aposs Billy Horschel, Kyle Stanley of Clemson, Washington&aposs Nick Taylor, Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech and Marquette&aposs Mike Van Sickle. This is the third year in a row USC has had at least one All-American first teamer, the fifth year in a row to have an All-American at any level (first, second or honorable mention) and the seventh year in the past eight. Giles, from Sydney Australia, was top 7 in the first five the events this year and had seven top 7 finishes overall. His 71.35 stroke average was sixth-best in the country, helped by 10 rounds in the 60s. He was a semifinalist for the 2009 The Ben Hogan Award and was also named to the Golf Australia National Squad. He was fourth at the 2008 UCF Collegiate Invitational (1-under 215) and the 2009 USC Collegiate Invitational (6-under 207), tied for fourth at the 2008 CordeValle Collegiate (2-under 214) and the U.S. Intercollegiate (8-under 202) and tied for seventh at the 2009 UH Hilo Invitational (3-under 213) and the NCAA West Regional (7-under 209). He tied for 30th at the 2009 NCAA Championships. At the 2008 Western Refining College All-American Golf Classic (a non-team event), Giles tied for fourth.