Michelle Bowles
Michelle Bowles

Hometown:
Queretaro, Mexico

High School:
John F. Kennedy



At A Glance
First Spartan golfer from Mexico ... Finished her career with a 79.34 scoring average (6,030 strokes in 76 rounds).

2010-11 - Senior
Played in four events and compiled a 79.00 scoring average (948 strokes in 12 rounds) ... Posted her first career top-20 finish by tying for 15th at the Mary Fossum Invitational with a 230 (76-78-76).

Summer 2010
Tied for 21st in stroke play at the Michigan Women's Amateur to advance to match play ... Tied for 42nd (80-78-77--235) at the Michigan Women's Open at Crystal Mountain Resort.

2009-10 - Junior
Tied for 42nd in the Mary Fossum Invitational as an individual in her only competition of the season.

Summer 2009
Tied for 46th at the Michigan Women's Open; was tied for the 12th lowest amateur score ... Tied for 25th at the GAM Women's Championship.

2008-09 - Sophomore
Competed in all 13 events, posting a scoring average of 79.14 in 36 rounds, which was fifth on the team ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Tied for 39th at the Mary Fossum Invitational with a 236 (82-76-78) ... Posted a career-best finish at the Lady Northern Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind., carding a 234 (78-77-79) to tie for 20th ... Her total of 235 at the Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif., was third best on the team and tied for 28th overall ... Finished in a tie for 36th at the Big Ten Championship with a score of 324 ... In her first appearance at the NCAA Championships, tied for 70th overall and was third on the team with a 311, as all four of her rounds counted toward the team score.

Summer 2008
Advanced to the round of 16 at the 2008 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links ... Tied for 18th at the Michigan Women's Open; was tied for the seventh lowest amateur score ... Qualified for match play in the Michigan Women's Amateur ... Tied for fourth at the GAM Women's Championship.

2007-08 - Freshman
Selected to the 2008 National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) All-American Scholar Team ... Competed in 25 rounds in her first collegiate season, posting a scoring average of 80.00 ... Fifth on the team with 37 birdies ... Tied for 36th in her collegiate debut at the Lady Northern with a 234 (80-80-74) ... Had her lowest 54-hole total of the season at the Mercedes-Benz Championship at 232 (74-7979) ... Beat Tennessee's Rachel Ingram, 1-up at the Hooters Match Play Championship ... Her best finish came at the "Mo"Morial, where she placed in a tie for 32nd ... Had two of her rounds counted at the Big Ten Championship, en route to a tie for 41st and a score of 315 (77-81-76-81).

Junior Golf
Won over 25 events in the Asociacion Juvenil-Infantil de Golf de Mexico.

High School
Four-year letterwinner and captain at John F. Kennedy High School ... Member of the soccer team.

Personal
Born Sept. 6, 1988 ... Parents are John Bowles and Claudia Valencia ... Majoring in economics.

GETTING TO KNOW MICHELLE BOWLES

When did you first start playing golf?
At the age of 11.

What course did you learn to play on?
Juriquilla Country Club

Favorite course?
Calusa Pines/ Tres Marias in Mexico

Favorite golf memory?
Hole in One during Spring Break with the Team

The best thing about playing golf at MSU is...
Traveling with the team

Favorite movie?
Sound of Music

Favorite TV show?
Dancing with the Stars

Favorite golfer?
Lorena Ochoa

Favorite club and why?
60`, because I like to get creative with it around the greens.

Favorite thing to do besides golf?
Travel the world

What's on your iPod right now?
Eminem

Favorite article of clothing?
Letterman Jacket

I first beat my dad in golf at the age of...?
At the age of 15

What's your major and why?
Economics, because we deal with international policy and business.

In 10 years, I will be...
Working at a successful firm that allows me to travel outside of the U.S. to do business for them. Also owning my own home where I would like to start a family.

Dream Vacation?
My dream vacation could not have only one location, but rather I desire to take a long vacation to be able to visit every continent in the world!

If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be...
Wherever my family is because my whole life I have had to travel outside of the country to be able to spend time with them.

If I could play any course in the world, it would be...
Augusta National!