2006-07: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Played in four tournaments, finishing the year with a 78.45 stroke average ... Illinois' third finisher at the Windon Memorial Classic and The Prestige at PGA West ... Recorded season-high finish and season-low tournament score at the Windon Memorial Classic, finishing 24th with a score of 229 ... Shot a season-low round of 74 during the second round of the Windon ... Earned first Varsity "I" award.
2005-06: Sat out the year as a redshirt.
Competed in all 10 tournaments as a true-freshman during the 2004-05 season, ranking fifth on the team with a 75.17 stroke average ... Medalist at the Missouri Bluffs Challenge, carding a three-round total of 205 strokes to set a Memphis 54-hole school record ... Shot a 6-under par 65 during the final round of the Missouri Bluffs Challenge, setting a Missouri Bluffs Golf Club course record and tying the second lowest round in Memphis history ... Recorded three Top-15 finishes on the season.
Earned four varsity letters in golf ... Three-time all-state ... Four-time all-conference ... Two-time conference MVP ... Member of the 2002 2A State Championship team ... Coached by Larry Newman.
Born Nov. 15, 1985 ... Son of Mark Shiels and Barbara Rogers ... Majoring in Agricultural Finance ... Favorite athlete is Tiger Woods for his dedication and confidence ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Wants to start his own business after he graduates ... Credits his brother, Aaron, for influencing his athletic career.
Getting to Know Shiels
Why I chose Illinois: Because I've been in Illinois fan all my life and it just seemed like the perfect fit for me
Favorite sports team: Da Bears
Favorite golf course: Royal Dornoch in Scotland
Favorite place to eat in Champaign-Urbana: Jim Gould's Steakhouse
Favorite class at Illinois and who taught it: Speech Comm 101 with Nicole Kramer
Favorite movie: Tin Cup
Excluding teammates, favorite Illini athlete: Dee Brown
Age I started playing golf: 3
What's in the Bag?
Driver- Titleist 905R
Wood- Titleist pt906f
Putter- Ping Craze-E
Ball- Titleist Pro V1
Shiels' Career Statistics
Year Rounds Shots Avg. Low 18 Low 54 2004-05 * 29 2,180 75.17 65 205 2006-07 11 863 78.45 74 229 Totals 40 3,043 76.08 65 205 * Statistics from Memphis