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Tyler Cassetty
Tyler Cassetty
Birth Date: Dec. 6, 1988
Height: 5-10
Year: Junior
Hometown: Whitleyville, Tenn.
High School: Jackson County
Major: Business

TEE TALK: Tyler is a top performer for the Golden Eagles who is constantly striving to better his game...returned to competition this year after redshirt year in 2009-10 for injury rehab...his overall abiliites will keep him close to the top of the leaderboard and will help lead the team in every tournament...one of the top junior players in the region during his high school career...after making a big impact on the team his first two years, Tyler sat out last year and returned in the fall with a 73.7 average, which was the lowest on the team...shows great leadership and is one of the most experienced players within this group of guys.

AT TECH -- In 2010-11: Competing in four tournaments, Tyler scored a low round of 70 for the season which was also his career-best..  tied for 12th in the Wasioto Winds Fall Kick-off and carded his low of 70 in the first round of that tournament on September 13 ... matched his low in the second round in the APSU F&M Bank Intercollegiate Tournament on October 18, where he shot 74-70-71--215.. season total of 12 rounds in tourney play..total score of 884..achieved his career best average of 73.7.

In 2008-09: Tyler qualified for six tournaments, and posted an average of 76.4 strokes over his 17 rounds of competition...shot two sub par rounds on the year...low round of 70 came at the Murray State Invitational where he shot 73-74-70--217 and finished 21st...best finish was a tie for 20th and came at the Grub Mart-Young Oil Intercollegiate with a score total of 148 over two rounds

In 2007-08: As a true freshman, Tyler played in six of Tech's nine tournaments, and posted a stroke average of 76.7...had three Top 20 finishes...low round of 73 came in the second round of the Murray State Invitational in October...tied for 15th place in his first college action, the Showdown in the Valley, where he shot 77-78-74--229...tied for 17th with a 223 total, his low score for 54-hole event, at the Murray State Invitational...placed in a tie for 15th at the Pizza Hut Invitational in February.

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-sport standout at Jackson County High School, Tyler was the starting point guard on the basketball team and played No. 1 position on the golf team for four years...played his high school golf three seasons for coach Lakelan Barham and one year for coach Gary Flynn...co-captain of the basketball team...school record for lowest average of 35.0 strokes in his senior year...also career record with 36.2 stoke average...helped JCHS team win district and region titles as a junior before a seventh place finish at TSSAA state tourney...led Blue Devils to region championship as a senior and fourth place in state tournament...three-time all-state selection, receiving first-team honors twice and second-team once...three-time all-Mid State...won the 2005 Tennessean Metro Parks Schooldays Tournament...four-time team MVP...played in state tournament all four years, finishing 29th as a freshman, fifth as a sophomore, and third in final two seasons.

PERSONAL:
The son of Kelly and Karen Cassetty of Whitleyville, Tenn...born December 6, 1988 in Cookeville...full name is Tyler Samson Cassetty...majoring in business.