Player of the Week: Tyler Walker

Tyler Walker

Tyler Walker

Tyler Walker is 7-1 in varsity golf matches this fall, and it has nothing to do with luck.

Lake Region Coach Art Kilborn says Tyler’s success can be attributed to his strong work ethic and his enthusiasm for the game.

Just a sophomore, Tyler currently has a .875 winning percentage in match play as the Laker’s Number 1 player. His average is 40.3 for 16 rounds (9-hole scores).

“At the number-one position, Tyler demonstrates a strong work ethic, always prompt for practice and works enthusiastically toward improving his game. He plays golf at every opportunity and his skills show this,” Coach Kilborn said. “Tyler takes advice very well and seeks it out from those willing to give it. When asked by his teammates for help, he will give it. He is a respected leader of this team and has proven himself very reliable and dependable.”

Coach Kilborn added that Tyler has been an “efficient and conscientious part-time employee of Bridgton Highlands Country Club for this past summer.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Tyler 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: Sophomore

Town: Bridgton

Parents: Karrie and Cliff Walker

Sports you play: Golf and basketball

School organizations: Varsity Club

School honors: All Conference golf selection

  1. Best piece of advice you have received? “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard,” dad, Cliff Walker.
  2. Who is your biggest fan? My mom, she has been at all of my sporting events since I started.
  3. I know I have had a good sports day when…I exceed my own expectations.
  4. What is your favorite sport? Golf is my favorite sport because it is different every time you play.
  5. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change…The mental part of sports and not worrying about the last shot or play because I lose focus and start to play worse.
  6. What qualities make for a good teammate and whom do you consider a good teammate? A good teammate doesn’t blame an individual and supports the team at all cost. Ryan Hodgdon is a good teammate because he is always positive.
  7. What do you believe you bring to your team? Hard work and trying to make everybody on my team better.
  8. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? A good coach is someone who helps you try to exceed your potential and expects nothing less than 100% and helps me with the mental part of golf and basketball.
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