Player of the Week: Tyler Walker

Tyler Walker

Tyler Walker

Tyler Walker continues to lead the Lake Region golf team by example.

“Tyler practices almost every day and has set very high standards for himself. He continues to offer to his teammates helpful advice,” Laker Coach Art Kilborn said. “As captain of the team, he leads by example. Case in point, just a week ago he, while playing with two other team members was playing very well (33 for nine holes) and their game scores improved, as well. Both had season best scores.”

Tyler’s 33 in practice was the lowest score Coach Kilborn ever had seen by a high school player.

“Tyler actually finished the round with four straight birdies and missed the fifth by inches,” Coach Kilborn said.

The record for nine holes at Bridgton Highlands Country Club is 32 (several players over many years). Not many have 33s.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Tyler Walker is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

The Walker File

Name: Tyler Walker

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Bridgton

Parents: Cliff and Karrie Walker

Sports you play: Golf, basketball

School organizations: Varsity Club

Why did you choose to play this sport? I’ve been playing golf since I was 6. Golf runs in the family.

What is the most difficult part of the game? The mental side of golf is difficult and remember everyone hits bad shots. You have to remember that the shots done and just hit the next one.

What do you enjoy the most about the sport? The best part about golf is no round is the same as the last. It’s one of the only sports where every playing field/course is completely different.

What do you feel you need to work on and why? The mental side. Remembering I will hit bad shots and have bad days.

Why is teamwork important? Teamwork is important because your teammates push you to do your best and won’t give up even if you’re starting to.

What is the biggest impact your coach(es) have had on you? A coach is part of the team and coaches will always be the last person to give up on you. If a coach cares, he will push you to get better.

How do you want people to view you as an athlete? I’m an athlete that gets everyone to play for the name on the front of their jersey, not the name on the back.

Ten years from now, when you look back on your high school sports career, what do you think you will remember most? I will remember making a run at a state championship with my teammates in golf and basketball.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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