Tyler Kertson
Tyler Kertson
Height: 6-1
Weight: 165
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Paradise Valley, Ariz.
High School: Brophy College Prep

2014 WCC Freshman of the Year

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14: Became the second Bronco to win WCC Freshman of the Year award ... competed in all 33 rounds over 11 events with a team-best 73.45 stroke average ... earned one top-10 and four top-20 finishes and amassed a team-high eight sub-par rounds ... placed 25th or better in five of six spring tournaments ... opened the season with rounds of 72, 71 and 75 to tie for 34th at 218 (+8) ... scores of 77, 77 and 82 at the Saint Mary’s Invitational ... tied for 3rd, his highest finish of the season, with rounds of 77, 72 and 69 at the Cabo del Sol Intercollegiate ... finished with a +4 220 after rounds of 76, 73 and 71 at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational ... had a season-low round (65), 54-hole score (210) and to-par score (-3) at the SCVB Pacific Invitational to tie for 13th ... shot 75, 76 and 71 to tie for 17th with a 222 (+6) total at The Farms Collegiate Invitational ... tied for 25th with a 214 (-2) total (71, 69, 74) at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate ... shot 77, 76 and 72 for 9-over 225 at Duck Invitational ... three rounds of 1-over 71 to tie for 22nd (213) at Wyoming Cowboy Classic ... tied for 25th at WCC Championship with scores of 71, 81 and 74.

HIGH SCHOOL: Captain and No. 1 as a senior ... third place in state as a senior ... qualified for Waste Management Phoenix Open ... advanced to U.S. Open sectional qualifier with a round of 67 ... won 2013 Southwest Section PGA Ping Junior Open ... fourth place in state as a junior ... as a junior led team to first place in state and first place in the Brophy Invitational ... qualified for 2012 Junior Worlds ... qualified for 2012 U.S. Jr. Amateur ... qualified for Junior PGA Championship ... won 2012 Phoenix Metro Junior Championship ... placed third at the Arizona Stroke Play Championship ... four AJGA top-10 finishes.

PERSONAL: Parents Scott and Sima ... one brother ... coached by Jon Shores ... majoring in Economics ... enjoys watching sports, wakeboarding, snowboarding, basketball, ping pong, and working out ... played lacrosse his freshman year in high school ... National Honors Society ... did 90 hours of community service throughout high school.

CAREER BESTS

Top Finishes

T3rd – Cabo Del Sol Intercollegiate (Oct. 6-8, 2013)

T13 – Fresno State Classic (Mar. 10-11, 2014)

T13 – SCVB Pacific Invitational (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2013)

Lowest Rounds

65 – SCVB Pacific Invitational, 3rd Rd (Nov. 2, 2013)

69 – Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate, 2nd Rd (Feb. 22, 2014)

69 – Cabo Del Sol Intercollegiate, 3rd Rd (Oct. 8, 2013)

Lowest 54-Hole Scores

210 – SCVB Pacific Invitational (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2013)

213 – Wyoming Cowboy Classic (Apr. 7-8, 2014)

214 – Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate (Feb. 21-23, 2014)