Turpin Qualifies for State Amateur Championship
July 26, 2018
After a strong junior campaign, Martin Methodist Men’s Golf standout Tyler Turpin recently added another impressive achievement to his resume as he qualified for the 2018 Tennessee Golf Association Amateur Championship.
Turpin, a Dickson, Tennessee native, qualified for the event earlier this week after he shot an even-par 72 during the 18-hole qualifier at Gaylord Springs Golf Links in Nashville.
“This is a tremendous honor and achievement for Tyler,” RedHawks head coach Tim King said. “He is an extremely hard worker and talented player. The Amateur Championship is one of the biggest tournaments in Tennessee. Seeing Tyler represent the RedHawks on that stage will be a huge honor for our program.”
And while Turpin’s round of 72 will show even on the scorecard, it could have been even better. Turpin carded four birdies during the round, but also turned in four bogeys on the day. Turpin finished tied for fourth in the 47-man field.
The Amateur Championship will be held August 7-10 at Spring Creek Ranch in Collierville, Tennessee.
And when the tournament begins, Turpin will have a friendly face on the bag as his caddie in his uncle Dave Turpin.
“I cannot wait to compete in the state championship,” Turpin said. “This is one of the biggest honors as an individual in the state of Tennessee. I am delighted to have my Uncle as my caddie when we begin. I am just going to go out there and have fun and enjoy the experience.”
Turpin and the RedHawks will return to action this fall when they compete in the Riley Moore Collegiate Cup at Centerville Municipal Golf Course on Sept. 20.