By Brent Huelsmann
Tyler Wall, a four year starter for the Nashville Hornets golf team, signed his letter of intent to play golf next year for the Rend Lake Warriors. Wall has been a part of one of the most successful eras of golf at Nashville High School, and now looks to take his game to the next level.
Nashville Coach Jason Guest, talked about what Wall has meant to the program over the last four years, “a bunch, a four year starter, he came in as a freshman, with a lot of talent already, and really brought a lot of skill. As get grew and got older, and stronger, and really became a leader, and obvioulsy one of our leaders this year and the past couple of years.”
When asked why he chose Rend Lake, Wall answered, “I knew they had a pretty good golf team, and I knew the school was really good, and a lot of my friends went there. A lot of Nashville guys usually go there.” At Rend Lake, Wall will join fellow former Hornets Jordan Harre and Kyler Spencer. Rend Lake's Head Golf Coach Dave Smith said about Nashville, “ I could do this every year and be happy. I come over and get a good Nashville kid, I'm tickled to death.”
As for what Rend Lake is going to get from Wall, Guest says, “ they're getting a tremendous tallend, and the hardest worker I've ever had as far as competing, getting better and working on his own. He's a non-stop worker and a student of the game.
At Rend Lake, Coach Smith says that Wall's will have a shot to compete next season, “there's gonna be some new players, probably four new players, and they'll all just go out there in August, and get with it. I may have eight to ten kids, they just get out there and qualify, get ready and try to put the best team we can in the fall.”
As for Nashville, Wall says his favorite memories will be of the state tournaments. He says his favorite state tournament was as a junior, when he finished fifth overall as an individual, and the Hornets team brought home the third place trophy. At Rend Lake, Wall is unsure on what he will major in, but has a couple ideas.