Pioneer Focus: Tyler Light


Pedigree: This week’s Pioneer Focus goes to senior golfer Tyler Light for his outstanding performance at the 2013 GLIAC Championship October 5-7.

The men’s golf team pocketed its first ever championship title at the GLIAC Championship after an intense comeback on the final day of the tournament. After falling behind in the 14-team pack on the second day, the Pioneers stormed their way back on their last day of competition, beating the runners-up Ashland University and Ohio Dominican by only one stroke.

Senior golfer Tyler Light recently was awarded a medalist honors at the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament October 15. (Photo courtesy of Andy Smith)

Also recently capturing a medalist honors at the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional II tournament, Light posted a seven-under par 137 at the two-day event. Light was able to follow up on his top round of 69 (-3) with an outstanding 68 (-4) on the second day of the tournament. Carding an impressive -7 score, his two breakthrough rounds were the only ones among the 115 man field.

Get to know the golfer from Massillon…

Nickname: Tlight

Major: Business Administration

Graduated high school from: Perry High School

Q: Favorite scary movie?

A: The first Paranormal Activity, when we all thought it was real footage.

Q: Favorite Halloween costume?

A:  A Power Ranger when I was 8 years old.

Q: Nike or Adidas?

A: Nike

Q: An athlete you admire?

A: Zach Johnson

Q: If you could have one song be the theme to your life, what would it be?

A: “I Will Rise” by Chris Tomlin

Q: If you could be one fictional superhero, who would you be and why?

A: Wolverine because he is a tank.

Q: Favorite aspect of golf?

A: It is all on you. If you screw up, it is your fault. If you win, it is your fault. I love the fact that all the pressure rests on your own shoulders.

Q: Celebrity crush?

A: Brittany Snow

Q: Twitter or Facebook?

A: Twitter

Q: Haunted house or haunted corn maze?

A: Haunted House because I have never been in a haunted corn maze.

Q: If you could have one actor play you in a movie, who would it be? Why?

A: Adam Sandler because the golf movie he played in he won a gold jacket. I want a gold jacket, or green jacket, doesn’t matter.

Q: Your dream vacation?

A: Somewhere in the Caribbean on my own private island.  I want to get away from the hustle and bustle, no plans, no schedule, sit back and relax in my hammock on the beach. And then go play golf at the 5 star course with my buddies. I would also want my family with me and the only other people near us are workers that are taking care of us.

Q: If you could golf any place in the world, where would it be?  

A: Augusta, Georgia.  There is a certain course there I would love to play.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

A: God willing, on the PGA tour having success and supporting my family.

Follow the golfer on Twitter @tylerlight0809.


 Tina Oprean is the sports editor for The Aviso AVW.

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