Alaska’s only college golfer thriving at Oregon Tech

March 10, 2015

Tyler Swinton golf

Tyler Swinton

One bad round cost Tyler Swinton of Haines over the weekend as he slipped outside the top 25 at the Corban Spring Invitational at Creekside Golf Club in Oregon.

The Oregon Tech University junior golfer finished the three-day tournament with a 54-hole total of 230, which put him 28th out of 51. He shot 77-80-73.

Swinton, of Haines High fame, is believed to be the only Alaskan playing golf in college this season. He was an all-state basketball player in high school.

This tournament wasn’t indicative of how well he’s played this season.

Swinton has shot par or better five this season, which leads the team. And after the first five tournaments is the only Oregon Tech golfer to register two top-10 finishes, including a fifth-place showing.

His average 18-hole score is 74.5 through 14 rounds.