2007-08 Season Played a total of six rounds over three events as a junior... A five-over 147 at the WCU Intercollegiate led to a 17th place finish in the field of 83... Also made the Commodore lineup for the 2008 Southeastern Conference Championships at the Frederica Golf Club, where he shot a team-low four-over 220 to place 24th in the field of 60 players.
Saw action in six of 12 team events during the season, including all three postseason tournaments in which the Commodores participated... Career-best three-round total of even-par 216 came at the NCAA West Regional... Shot a two-under 70 on that tournament's opening day, another personal-best... Posted the first Top-20 finish of his career at the 2006 Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate after shooting a six-over 222... Counted scores on the first (two-over 72) and third (one-over 71) days of the NCAA Championships.
Competed in seven of 10 tournaments for the Black & Gold, including the season-ending Southeastern Conference Championship... Best three-day total of the year came at the 2005 Mason Rudolph -- a seven-over 223 that placed him in a tie for 32nd... Best 18-hole total of the season came during day two of the Hootie at Bulls Bay, an even-par 71.
Placed 32nd in a field of 168 competitors in the 81st Washington Open Invitational at the Glendale Country Club last summer... Placed 17th at the 2007 New Year's Invitational, one of four Commodores in the Top 20... Posted four Top-10 finishes in national tournaments in 2004, including a sixth-place finish in the AJGA Heather Farr Classic... Came in 17th out of 133 golfers in the Pacific Northwest Golf Association's 2003 Junior Boys Amateur.
Four-year letterwinner and three-year varsity starter at Inglemoor... Was named first-team All-State for the Vikings... Tied for eighth at the 2005 4A Washington State High School Golf Tournament... Won individual medalist honors at the 2004 KingCo 4A Tournament at Snohomish with a five-under 139... Had placed second behind a teammate in the 2003 KingCo 4A Tournament at Snohomish, still earning a spot in the state tournament.
Tyler Thornton Matthews... Born April 13, 1987... Son of Tricia and Mike Matthews... Has one sister, Melanie... Majoring in economics.