Nov. 15, 2012
STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma State's men's golf team signed three players to National Letters of Intent it was announced today by head coach Mike McGraw. Brendon Jelley, Stratton Nolen and Zach Olsen all signed with the Cowboys and will join the program for the 2013-14 season.
A native of Tulsa, Okla., Jelley was named a Rolex Junior All-American by the American Junior Golf Association this past season. In June, he won the AJGA Junior at Steelwood before logging a second-place finish at the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open.
Jelley, who competes for Jenks High School, finished as the Class 6A runner-up as a sophomore and was the Class 6A regional champion last spring before finishing sixth at the state championship. This fall, he won the Red River Team Challenge.
A product of Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, Nolen fired rounds of 71 and 69 before winning the Class 5A state championship in a playoff last spring. This past season also saw him close with a 68 at the PGA Junior Series at The Quarry to emerge victorious.
This past summer, Nolen finished second at the HP Byron Nelson Junior Championship and his 2010 victory at the AJGA Stars of Texas Junior All-Star included rounds of 68 and 67. He also has victories at the 2010 Firecracker Open and the 2011 Texas State Junior to his credit.
Olsen, a native of Cordova, Tenn., won the prestigious Junior Invitational at Sage Valley last spring and was named the Tennessee Golf Association Junior Amateur Player of the Year in 2011. He was also chosen as an honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American in 2010 and 2011.
A Memphis University School product, Olsen won the state golf title as an eighth grader before finishing as the runner-up in 2009 and 2010.