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On Monday, Sept. 11, Tunkhannock Area junior Tyler Faux shot a 1-over par 37 at Shadowbrook Golf Course to help lead the Tigers to a 172-202 victory over Coughlin. Faux also took medalist honors with a 40 on the par-36 Irem Country Club in a 179-221 win at Wyoming Valley West on Thursday, two days after shooting an even par 37 at Shadowbrook in a 160-163 loss to Dallas. For his accomplishments, Faux has been named the Wyoming County Press Examiner’s Athlete of the Week.

Grade, age, hometown: Junior, 16, Center Moreland

Family: Dale, father; Liz, mother; Jordan, brother, 22; Zach, brother, 21; Sydney, sister, 18.

Other sports I play: Basketball and baseball

Athletes I admire: Ricky Fowler, Steph Curry and Michael Jordan

Favorite Movie: “Coach Carter”

Favorite TV show: “Looney Tunes”

Favorite band/artist: Chance the Rapper

Favorite food: Bacon King

Favorite school subject: Math

Three people I’d like to have dinner with: “Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan and Mark Wahlberg.”

Biggest role model: “My brother Jordan because he’s always been there when I’ve needed him and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to look up to in my family.’

What were some of your goals for this season? “I want to get back to team districts, that’s the main goal. We got there last year but couldn’t get it done, this year we have to answer the call. My personal goal is to shoot 30s every single match and end strong.”

Did you work on anything specific in the offseason to get ready for this year? “Definitely my putting and off the tee. I usually hit my irons well, so I tuned up the rest of my game and it seems to be working lately.”

How would you describe your playing style? “Very aggressive. If I have to draw the ball or cut it and I think I can do it, I’ll swing at it.”

Is there something you’re better at now than when you first started playing? “Definitely the mental part. When I was a freshman, I could make a double bogey and be mad the rest of the round, but this year I’m able to forget about that stuff on the next hole.”

Do you base your play off the competition you’re playing against or try to play your game each match? “When I see older players hitting the ball farther or something like that, I know I can’t hit it that far. I go out and play my game and stay in my zone.”

How have you been able to remain so consistent this season? “Every day is different, but I’ve been able to play my game. If you have a bad day, you can’t think about it, but if you have a good day, you can try to feed off of it. You can either have a short-term memory in golf or a bad memory, and I’ve tried not to remember the bad things as much.”

Is there anything you’re hoping to improve on as the season wears on? “My scores. I’ve been shooting close to par, now the goal is to shoot under that for our last couple of matches. That would give me a huge boost in confidence for playoffs.”

What do you think the team is capable of the rest of the way? “We’re looking to win out. We know we can beat the teams we have left and hope to go undefeated in Division 1. We had some close losses to some good teams, which showed that we don’t crack under pressure as a young team. We can put up good scored and make teams have to beat us.”

What’s been your favorite part of being on the team? “Definitely the atmosphere. We have fun at practice and have our own competitions where we’ll see who can drive the farthest or make a putt first. It’s just been a blast.”