Tyler Simpson

Tyler Simpson

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Portland, Ore.

High School:
Clackamas HS

Height:
5-11

OSU 2009-10: Played in three of 14 tournaments ... Finished with a 77.0 scoring average in 2009-10 ... Ended his career with a career scoring average of 75.81 ... Lowest round was a 1-over 73 opening round at the Duck Invitational.

OSU 2008-09: Played five tournaments over the course of the season ... Named team co-captain ... Finished with a scoring average of 76.60 ... Best finish was a tie for 36th at the San Francisco Intercollegiate (+10, 223) ... Lowest round was a 70 during the final round of the Oregon Duck Invitational ... Named to the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team for the second straight year.

OSU 2007-08: Named to the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team with a 3.80 GPA in Construction Engineering Management ... Played in two of four fall tournaments ... Ended the fall with a season scoring average of 76.20 strokes per round ... Best finish was at the Big 10/Pac-10 Challenge (+11 227) ... One of only two Beavers to record an eagle during the fall season ... Played in five tournaments during the spring season ... Best finish was at 2008 NW Winter Shootout where he tied for second (E 144) ... Lowest round was the first round at the NW Winter Shootout (69) ... Finished fourth at the Duck Invitational (+1 217).

OSU 2006-07: A redshirt freshman who played in three tournaments ... Averaged 75.78 strokes per round ... Tied for 28th in his college debut at the Opus NW Husky Invitational (+5 221) ... Tied for 22nd at the Washington National Winter Championships (+14 230) ... Best rounds were a couple of even-par 72s.

OSU 2005-06: Did not see any action as a true freshman and redshirted.

JUNIOR/AMATEUR GOLF: Reached the match play round of the 2006 Oregon Amateur ... Tied for fourth in stroke play qualifying with a 1-under 143 ... Played in the 2004 Hogan Cup ... Won the 2004 Central Oregon Junior championship ... Two-time winner of the Three Rivers District title ... Semifinalist at the 2004 Junior State Match Play Championships ... Won the Junior State Match Play title for 12 and 13-year-olds ... Two-time participant at the Nike Junior Shootout.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Clackamas (Ore.) High School in 2005 ... Earned a spot in his high school's Athletic Hall of Fame ... A two-time all-state 4A honoree ... Took third at the 4A state tournament as both a senior and junior ... Team won league title his senior year ... Also had four letters in basketball and one in soccer ... Named All-Three Rivers League honorable mention as a senior in basketball.

PERSONAL: Born in Portland, Ore. ... Son of Bobbi and Thomas Simpson ... Mother works for Toyota, father works for NW Natural ... Father attended OSU, as did an uncle and cousin ... Has one sister, Shelley ... Majoring in construction engineering management ... Chose OSU because "it's close to home and the school gave me an opportunity to play collegiate golf."

FAVORITES: Enjoys boating, ping pong, racquetball and basketball ... Favorite golfer is Phil Mickelson ... Favorite golf course is Pacific Dunes ... Favorite club is "any that go long and straight" ... Favorite shot is the flop shot ... Favorite book is Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect ... Favorite movie is Wedding Crashers ... Favorite TV show is SportsCenter ... Favorite musical artist is Jack Johnson ... Favorite food is split pea soup.

CAREER STATISTICS			LOW	LOW	TOP	BEST
SEASON 	RDS	STRK	AVG.	18	54 	10	FINISH
2006-07	9	682	75.78	E	+5	0	t22nd (UW Winter Champs.)
2007-08	19	1,418	74.63	-3	+1	1	t2nd (NW Winter Shootout)
2008-09	15	1,149	76.60	-2	+9	0	t36th (San Francisco Intercollegiate)
2009-10	9	693	77.00	+1	+11	0	t58th (Duck Invitational)
Career	52	3,942	75.81	-3	+1	1	t2nd

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