Tyler Raber
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
El Macero, Calif.

High School:
Davis HS '08

Height:
5-8

Major:
American Studies

2011-12: Redshirted... Lone American to advance to round of 16 at British Amateur Championship in Ayrshire, Scotland... Individual medalist at 109th Trans-Mississippi Championship in Edmond, Okla., winning the tournament on his final shot of the day... Qualified for U.S. Amateur after defeating three other players in a two-hole playoff to claim the third and final spot at a sectional qualifier in Novato, Calif.... Opened U.S. Amateur with a 68, but finished at 9-over 150.

2010-11: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM... One of three Aggies to play 39 rounds, finishing with 72.3 average... Earned three top-10 finishes, including fourth-place finish at Big West Championships... Tied for third overall at USC Collegiate Invitational after shooting season-low 67 in his final round to finish at 3-under... His strong performance led to Big West Golfer of the Month accolades for February... Repeated 67 at Wyoming Cowboy Classic to finish at 1-under and tie for ninth place... Top 20 finishes include 16th-place tie at season-opening Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational and 19th-place finish at Oregon Duck Invitational... Shot five rounds in the 60s.

2009-10: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION... Played 36 rounds, finishing with 74.1 average, second-best on the team... Captured first collegiate tournament with impressive victory at Stockton Sports Commission Pacific Invitational... Tied school record with second-round 63 event that followed opening-round 64... Set program records for 36 (137) and 54 holes (199)... Performance led to Big West Golfer of the Month honors for November.... Tied for eighth at Michigan Spartan Classic, firing 5-under 66 in second round... Tied for 11th at The Prestige at PGA WEST... Posted four rounds in the 60's.

2008-09: Competed in 11 of 13 tournaments, posting 75.3 average... Best finish was tie for 27th at The Prestige at PGA WEST... Had a tie for 28th at Kansas Invitational, his collegiate debut... Finished Wolverine Intercollegiate at 4-over, best score relative to par of the year, punctuating his tournament with season-best 68 in second round... Had 54-hole scores of 217 at both Wolverine Intercollegiate and Cowboy Classic... Led UC Davis at NCAA Regional with 2-over 218... Had a 2-under 70 in the second round, Aggies' second-best round of the tournament.

DAVIS HS '08: Selected Sacramento Bee All-Metro MVP in 2007 and was a member of first team in 2006 and 008... Won CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Championship in 2007... Advanced to NorCal Championships, finishing fourth, and then to state championship where he placed 21st... Runner-up at 2008 section tournament and tied for seventh at NorCal Championships... MVP of the Delta Valley Conference in 2007 and 2008... Averaged 69.3 strokes as a senior... Won Junior State Fair Championship three times... Captured the 2007 tournament after a winning a three-hole playoff.

PERSONAL: Born in Sacramento, Calif... Majoring in American studies... Son of Larry and Linda Raber... Was an alternate to the U.S. Amateur this past summer... Event in history he would've liked to witness was D-Day during World War II... If he could change one thing about golf it would be to make it less frustrating... Sports hero is Tiger Woods, non-sports heroes are his parents.