Ark. (AStateRedWolves.com) – The Arkansas State men's golf squad has added two
players to its
2013-14 signing class, announced head coach Steve Johnson. Dayton Jones
and Oswin "Ossie" Schlenkrich have both signed a National Letter of
Intent, becoming the fifth and sixth additions to join the men's golf
team for the upcoming season.
is from Hopkinsville, Ky., and is transferring to A-State from Rend
Lake Community College
(RLCC) in Ina, Ill. Jones was an NJCAA second team Division II
All-America selection in 2013-14 after finishing 19th out of 122
participants at the NJCAA men's golf championships at Goose Pond Colony
Plantation in Scottsboro, Ala.
emerged as the leader of the Warriors' golf squad last season. His
best performances included
a fourth-place finish at the John A. Logan Spring Invite and an
11th-place finish at the Weist Foundation Classic. Jones also finished
fourth at the Region XXIV Tournament, making him the only national
qualifier from Rend Lake.
Schlenkrich is from Queenstown, South Africa. He also has collegiate experience, spending his
first year at NAIA's Oklahoma City University (OCU) before competing his sophomore year at Midland (Texas) Junior College.
Ossie competed in three events while attending OCU. His best finish was a tie for fourth place
at the Chaps Fall Invitational. He fired rounds of 72-76-70 for a total of 218 at the tournament.
While at Midland, Schlenkrich was the 22nd ranked golfer in the NJCAA by Golfstat.com. He completed
the season with a 73.31 scoring average.
Jones and Schlenkrich will both be juniors in 2014-15 and have two years of eligibility remaining
with Arkansas State.
really excited to get both these junior college players," said
Johnson. "Both Dayton
and Oswin have been solid players for their respective teams. They are
both quite long off the tee and should play well into the Division I
format. We're going to be young after signing four freshman, so to
bring in some experience and upperclassman leadership
will definitely be a big help to our program."