Mark Lye

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Mark Lye is the best golfer to play at Napa High. While a player for the Napa team from 1968-1970, he never lost a match. He was named Athlete of the Year in 1970. Lye earned a golf scholarship to San Jose State, where he had a spectacular college career. In addition to winning nine individual titles in college, including the 1974 Tucker Invitational, 1974 Aztec Classic and the 1975 U.S. Intercollegiate Championship, Lye won honorable mention on the 1973 All-American College Golf Team, second team All-American honor in 1974, and was first team All-American in 1975 – one of the ten best players in the country. In 1975, he was also named to Golf World Magazine’s first team All-American team – one of six players to be so honored. Lye turned pro in the summer of 1975 and played on the PGA tour from 1977 to 1994. He won a tour title in 1983, Bank of Boston Classic and in 1984 shot the lowest round of the year, a 61 at the Disney Invitational. He also won International titles in Melbourne, Australia and Geneva, Switzerland. Lye is now the lead analyst for the Golf Channel covering men’s golf. He credits a lot of his success to his high school golf coach, Richard Kresge, and gym instructor Joe Marelich.