Tyler was the Class 4A Fall Golf State Champion in 2001.
Won the State Tournament by 10 shots with rounds of 72-65 for the 137 (-7) total which is the lowest score to par in State Tournament history.
3 time 1st team All-Conference in the MAC (Mississippi Athletic Conference)
Tyler played in the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois at TPC Deere Run as an amateur, made the cut, and led the field in driving distance for the week.
Tyler played at Iowa State University for a couple of seasons prior to a tragic accident which ended his competitive playing career.