Men’s Golf Welcomes Trio on Signing Day
L to R: Algot Kleen, Andrew Propes, Jack Tickle
Men’s Golf Welcomes Trio on Signing Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 11, 2020) – ETSU Men’s Golf Head Coach Jake Amos has announced the signing of three newcomers during the early signing period. Algot Kleen (Fiskebackskil, Sweden), Andrew Propes (Charleston, S.C.) and Jack Tickle (Bristol, Tenn.) have all signed a national letter of intent to join the Buccaneer program in the fall of 2021 and will join Josh McCabe (Dublin, Ireland) who signed for the fall of 2020 but deferred to 2021.

ABOUT KLEEN

  • Competed in the World Junior Golf Championship (2019)
  • Earned the bronze medal at the 2019 European Team Championship
  • Finished runner up at the Swedish Junior Championship (2019)
  • Played high school golf at Korrespondensgymnasiumet in Fiskebackskil, Sweden
  • Son of Humpe and Helena Kleen

AMOS ON SIGNING KLEEN…
“Algot was on my radar for a long time. His coaches in Sweden gave me the heads up early on of how talented he was. After following his results then watching him play, I knew he was someone we needed at ETSU. He was highly recruited and we were lucky to get him on a visit and show him what we had to offer. I think his drive and personality will be a great fit with the culture we are trying to create.”

ABOUT PROPES

  • Named to the SCISA All-State Team in both 2018 & 2019
  • Winner of both the Kiawah Island Junior Open and the Hilton Head Junior Open
  • Top 5 AJGA Matthew Nesmith
  • Was selected TEAM SCISA for the SECIS Golf Challenge
  • Led his high school in low average for three consecutive years (2017-2019)
  • Played high school golf at Palmetto Christian Academy in Charleston, S.C.
  • Son of Travis and Chrysti Carol Propes

AMOS ON SIGNING PROPES…
“Andrew has shown great improvement over the last year. I am always on the lookout for a player who is improving and looking for an opportunity. He has nice fundamentals and I am eager to see how he improves in the environment of our team.”

ABOUT TICKLE

  • Named Team Captain at Tennessee High and lettered all four years in golf
  • Named to both the 2020 & 2019 TN Jr. Cup Team East, winning MVP in 2020
  • Named 2020 Big 11 Conference Boy’s Golfer of the Year
  • Boys Sneds Elite points Leader in 2020
  • Sneds Elite @ TN National Champion (-7) in 2020
  • TN State Jr. 6th Place (-4)
  • Top 100 in class on JGS 2020
  • 3-time team MVP and School Record Scoring Average of -1.3 under par in 2020
  • School Record 9 Hole match with a score of 31 (-5)
  • TSSAA State Large Public School 9th-place finish in 2020
  • TSSAA State Large Public School 3rd-place finish in 2019
  • 2019 Big 6 Champion and 2020 conference champion
  • Son of Lisa and Spike Tickle
  • Cousin, Jet Tickle, plays men’s golf at Tennessee

AMOS ON SIGNING TICKLE…
“Jack was a massive addition to the ETSU men’s golf team for many reasons. When I got the job here, one of my main priorities was to recruit in the state of Tennessee and to get the best in-state talent at ETSU. In Jack we have done that. He has consistently shown that he is not only one of the best in the state but also in the country in his class. From my first day on the job I had targeted him as my main priority in this class and I am delighted we got him. Since he verbally committed, he has gotten better every year and is on track to be an important member of our team next year.”

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