Tanner Briele
Tanner Briele

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Bern, N.C.

High School:
New Bern HS

Last College:
East Carolina

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170


2008-09 (Junior) Transferred to Western Carolina from directional rival, East Carolina, prior to the 2009 Spring semester ... Paced WCU in three of the seven spring events, including a runner-up finish at the 2009 Southern Conference Men's Golf Championship ... Ranked second on the team overall -- and first in the spring-only -- with a 73.76 stroke average in the final six events, or 17 rounds ... Finished tied for eighth to lead the Catamounts to a sixth-place showing in the spring season-opening Argonaut Invitational held at the Pensacola Country Club, garnering Southern Conference Men's Golfer of the Week plaudits for his performance ... During the summer, finished tied for 13th at the 49th annual North Carolina Amateur Championship with a 72-hole score of two-under, 286.

Prior to Western: Competed in three events as a freshman at East Carolina ... Best score of the year was a three-over par 219 (76-71-72) at the Bradford Creek Intercollegiate ... Best finish was 19th at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate ... Registered two rounds of par or better ... Posted a career average of 75.67 in nine rounds as a rookie.

High School: Graduated from New Bern High School in New Bern, N.C. ... Led team to a second place finish as a junior in the 2005 state championships ... Ranked among the nation's top 75 prep players as a junior ... Four-time all-conference player ... Team captain ... Coached by Doug Overton...Qualified for the USGA Junior National Championship in 2005 and '06 ... Made three consecutive cuts at the North Carolina Amateur Championships and was a semifinalist in 2003 ... Finished among the top three in the 2004 Carolinas Junior Championships in 2004 ... Lettered in basketball.

Personal: Intended major is business ... Is the son of Jerry and Kim Briele ... Father is head golf pro at The Emerald Golf Course in New Bern ... Mother was a four-year letterwinner in golf at North Carolina ... Has one younger sister, Tatum, who has signed to play golf at Coastal Carolina in 2009.

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