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Tyler Gruca
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 183
Year: Senior
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
High School: Milton HS
Major: Undecided
Experience: 2 Letters
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Tyler Gruca Bio & Stats Tyler Gruca Bio & Stats
At Georgia State
Since earning a walk-on spot before his freshman year, has played in 32 straight tournaments, a total of 93 rounds while compiling a 74.83 scoring average . . . During that time, has 10 top-20 finishes, including three top fives and a second-place finish at the 2012 Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate.

2012-13
Played in all 12 tournaments, extending his streak to 32 straight tournaments played since walking on as a freshman . . . Named a GCAA All-America Scholar . . . Recorded six straight top-25 performances to end the year, including a pair of top-10 performances in his last two tournaments . . . Finished a season-best tied for ninth at the Sun Belt Conference Championship . . . Placed 10th in the Jaguar Shootout to conclude the regular season . . . Tied for 13th at the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular, opening with a 71 . . . Tied for 21st at the Furman Intercollegiate, opening with a 71 . . . Finished tied for 22nd at the GSU-hosted AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic, helping the Panthers to a second-place finish . . . Shot a season-low 70 in the second round at the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate  to end the fall season. . . His 74.94 scoring average was third on the team . . . Earned Athletic Director’s Honor roll following the fall semester and Sun Belt honors in the spring.

2011-12
Named to the All-CAA First Team . . . Earned 2012 CAA Championship All-Tournament honors . . . Only Panther to play in every event, which he accomplished for the second year in a row . . . Finished second on team with a 74.17 scoring average . . . Finished second at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate, helping GSU to victory . . . Led the Panthers in the fall, putting together back-to-back career-best tournaments that led to a pair of CAA Golfer-of-the-Week honors . . . Opened the season with a first-round 71 at the Mason Rudolph Championship . . . Tied for 15th at the Rees Jones Intercollegiate, including a second round 72 . . . Led the Panthers with a tie for seventh at the GSU hosted AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic, shooting 72-72-71 and earning CAA honors . . . In the final event of the fall, tied for fifth at the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate, shooting a pair of 72s . . . Finished the fall with five straight rounds of par or better . . . Finished the fall as the top ranked CAA golfer according to GolfStat.

2010-11
As a walk-on, only player to qualify for all 11 tournaments, finishing as the top Panther four times . . . Scored a then career-best finish, 10th, at the Yellow Jacket Classic, shooting rounds of 76 and 73 . . . Concluded the season with a tie for 16th at the CAA Championship, shooting 78-74-75 . . . Finished tied for 29th at both the SunTrust Gator Invitational and Seminole Intercollegiate . . . Shot three straight rounds of 73 at the SunTrust Gator Invitational . . . Tied a career-low with a 69 in the final round of the Seminole Intercollegiate . . . Opened the year by leading the team at the Mason Rudolph Championship, finishing tied for 41st, shooting rounds of 72 and 71 over the final two rounds . . . Scored State’s best round of the Wolfpack Invitational, a second round 69, finishing tied for 53rd . . . Finished tied for 40th at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, leading the Panthers with a second-round 70 . . . Finished as the second-low Panther at the U.S. Collegiate, shooting a final-round 73 . . . Finished year with lowest scoring average on the team, 75.38.

Prep
A standout for Peter Vajda at Milton High School, helping lead the Eagles to a region championship in 2010 and a third-place finish at the state championship . . . Named to the Georgia/South Carolina Cup All-Tournament Team . . . Earned all-region honors following both his junior and senior seasons, finishing in second place in the region as an individual during his senior year.

Amateur
Finished tied for 16th at the 2013 Georgia State Amateur, shooting 74-76-74-70 . . .  Earned a 17th-place finish at the 2013 Cardinal Am, shooting a final-round 68 . . . Tied for 10th at the U.S. Amatuer qualifier in Denver, N.C., shooting 71-72 in the 36-hole event . . . Scored five top-10 finishes on the Southeastern Junior Tour, as well as a pair of top-five finishes . . . Finished 13th at the 2009 SJGT Tour Championship in Prattville, Ala.

Personal
Tyler Gruca is one of four children to Joe and Susie Gruca...Born on June 28, 1992, in Buffalo, N.Y. . . . Has two younger sisters, Lindsay and Chloe, and a younger brother, Jack . . . Currently majoring in managerial science.

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