Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Tyler Neal
Tyler Neal


Tucson, Ariz

High School:
Sahuaro H.S

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Junior (2007-08): Qualified for the 2008 United States Amateur Championship at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in Village of Pinehurst, N.C. ... Established himself as a key part of the lineup, as he was one of three Wildcats to see action in all 12 varsity events ... His 12 events played in 2007-08 surpasses his career total entering the season ... Ranked seventh on the team with a 74.26 stroke average in 35 rounds played, which is the best of his career ... Had one top-10 finish (a win at the Wolf Pack Classic) and a top-20 finish earned this season ... Collected 10 rounds at par or better, including three rounds in the 60s ... Tied for 47th place at the 2008 Pac-10 Championships with a 15-over 299 tally ... Finished tied for 56th place at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational with a 10-over 223 total ... Earned a tie for 16th place finish at the National Invitational Tournament with a 73-74-69=216 (E) ... Shot a 76-67-77=220 (+4) at the Barona Collegiate Cup to tie for 32nd place ... Carded a 76-73-76=225 (+9) to tie for 31st place at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship ... Posted a 71-72-73=216 (E) to tie for 54th place at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate ... Tied for 75th place at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate after a 17-over 230 ... Finished 37th at the CordeValle Collegiate with a 74-72-76=222 (+6) tally ... Tied for 71st at the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational with a 13-over 229 ... Claimed individual medalist honors for the first time in his career with a 69-71-70=210 (-6) tally, which was the lowest tournament total and the first top-10 finish of his career ... Tied for 69th place at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate with a 15-over 231 total ... Opened the year with a 78 in the rain-shortened Purdue Midwest Shootout.

Redshirt Sophomore (2006-07): Qualified for the 2007 United States Amateur Championship at the Olympic Club in San Francisco ... Had a 75.60 stroke average in five appearances this season ... Four of his 15 rounds to date have been at par of better with a low of 71 ... Finished second at the Tucson City Amateur, May 6, with an 11-under 273 total ... Tied for 48th place at the National Invitational Tournament with a 76-73-72=221 (+5) ... Tied for 37th with a 21-over 237 total at the Anteater Invitational ... Carded a 72-71-76=219 (+6) at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate, where he tied for 45th place ... Posted his best finish of the season, a tie for 30th place, at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate after carding a 72-73-79=224 (+8) ... Opened the season with a tie for 84th place at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate with a 17-over 233.

Sophomore (2005-06): Elected to sit out the season as a redshirt ... Competed in the 2006 U.S. Amateur Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. ... Qualified for the 2006 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship in Bremerton, Wash., and tied for 82nd place during the stroke play portion with a nine-over 153 total ... Tied for 10th place, 74-71=145, at the sectional qualifier for the U.S. Open ... Shot a one-under 71 in local qualifying for the 2006 United States Open, the only one of 10 Wildcats to advance to the sectional qualifier.

Freshman (2004-05): Tallied a 74.61 stroke average in 18 rounds played, 15th best by a freshman in school history ... Six of those 18 rounds were at par or better, including two rounds in the 60s ... Might be the longest Wildcat off the tee ... Tied for 47th place at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic, April 11-12, with an 11-over 221 tally ... Carded a career tournament low 75-71-71=217 (+1) to tie for 41st place at the National Invitational Tournament, March 27-29 ... Collected his best placing of the season with a tie for 26th place, March 14-15, at the Anteater Invitational with a 17-over 233 total ... Tied for 32nd place at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, with a 69-71-78=218 (+5) ... Shot a 20-over 233 en route to a tie for 56th place at the Del Walker Intercollegiate, Nov. 4-5 ... Made his collegiate debut, Sept. 27-28, at the Ron Moore Invitational where he tied for 43rd place with a 73-78-72=223 (+7).

High School: Attended Sahuaro High School in Tucson ... Earned four letters for coach Paul Bohardt ... Team captain ... A first-team all-Southern Arizona pick as a junior and senior ... Played on 2003 America's Cup team and was a participant in the 2003 Junior World Championships ... Was runner-up for Player-of-the-Year honors from the Junior Golf Association of Arizona in 2003 ... Won 2003 Arizona Junior Masters.