Cowboys struggle in first round at U.S. Collegiate Championship

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team opened play at the U.S. Collegiate Championship on Friday with a 298 total to stand in a tie for 14th place at The Golf Club of Georgia.

OSU’s 10-over tally knotted the Cowboys with Southern California at the par-72, 7,017-yard layout. Florida State posted a 6-under 282 to stand atop the leaderboard and one shot clear of Virginia.

Virginia’s Derek Bard grabbed the individual lead after posting a 66 during his first round.

Stratton Nolen led the way for the OSU starting five. The sophomore carded an opening 72 to come in tied for 25th place.

Sophomore Brendon Jelley opened with a 74 to finish the day tied for 48th place, while senior Jordan Niebrugge was a stroke back with a 75 and tied for 55th.

Junior Wyndham Clark posted a 77 during his first round to finish tied for 67th place, while redshirt freshman Hayden Wood’s 78 tied him for 76th.

Competing individually, junior Zachary Olsen carded a 79 to stand in a tie for 83rd place.

The Cowboys will begin their second round tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. (EST) and will be grouped with Florida State and Georgia Tech. Live scoring is available at

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