STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team signed a pair of high school standouts to National Letters of Intent this past week it was announced by OSU head coach Alan Bratton.
Zach Bauchou and Tyson Reeder both cast their lot with the Cowboys during the fall signing period and will join the program for the 2015-16 campaign.
A native of Forest, Virginia, Bauchou has twice been named a first-team Rolex Junior All-American. This past season, he tallied five top-10 finishes in seven AJGA starts, including a runner-up showing at the Thunderbird International Junior. In October, he won the Nick Faldo Series Grand Final to earn an exemption into an upcoming European Tour event.
The 2013 campaign saw him log eight top 10s on the AJGA circuit. He posted a victory at the 2011 Cleveland HealthCare Foundation Junior. Additionally, he has competed in a pair of U.S. Junior Championships, advancing to match play in 2012 and 2013, as well as the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.
"Zach has been one of the top players in the U.S. for a number of years. He added some international experience this past year that will pay off for he and our team in the future. He understands and was drawn to the history of success that OSU golf has enjoyed and we are excited he has chosen to become a part of that tradition," Bratton said.
Reeder hails from Edmond, Okla., where he helped North High School to its 10th consecutive Class 6A state title last spring. He had a pair of top 10s this past year in AJGA events and was runner-up at the 2013 Bob Estes Abilene Junior.
Reeder advanced to match play at the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship and tied for third place at the 2014 Big "I" National Championship. In 2013, Reeder tied for eighth place at the Oklahoma Golf Association’s Oklahoma Open. Following his junior campaign, he was named to The Oklahoman’s Boys All-City Golf Team.
"It is rare we get a chance to recruit multi-sport athletes in golf, but that’s exactly what we get with Tyson. He’s the best overall athlete we have signed in my 10 years at Oklahoma State. I’m excited to see where he can take his game when his focus is all on golf. We are fortunate Tyson comes from a family of Cowboys with both parents counted among our alumni. He’s been a part of Oklahoma State for a long time and we are pleased he’s now a part of OSU golf," Bratton said.