Played in one event during the fall season, finishing in a tie for 37th in the Shoal Creek Invitational with a 77-74-75--226.
Freshman (2005-06) (Birmingham Southern)
Played all 10 tournaments at Birmingham-Southern with scoring average of 75.00 ... Had 96% of rounds in tournaments counted ... Shot 72-70-65 to finish 5th at the Southern Showdown at Bent Brook ... Had seven rounds at par or better ... Finished seventh in the State Amateur 68-76-69-69.
Graduated from Oak Mountain High School in Birmingham with a 4.2 GPA ... Won three tournaments on the SJGT and two on the RTJ junior tour ... Played in the US Junior Amateur in Longmeadow, Massachusetts ... Finished second in the State Junior and 11th in the State Amateur ... Reached quarterfinals of the State Match Play ... Was a National Merit Semifinalist and the nominee from his high school for the Wendy's High School Heisman.
Full name is James "Jake" Keneth Nolen ... Born August 25, 1987 ... Son of Kim and Kenneth Nolen ... Has two siblings, Alli and Clay ... Majoring in civil engineering ... Hobbies include playing the guitar, fishing and tennis ... Dream golf course is Augusta National ... Favorite athlete is Maria Sharapova ... Plans on turning pro following graduation ... Favorite food is Mexican food ... Best moment in golf was making a birdie to win a playoff at an SJGT tournament at Ol Colony in Tuscaloosa ... Favorite tournament he would like to win is The Masters ... Favorite Quote is "In life, you will have many opportunities to complain, and you can choose either to complain or to succeed." -Coach Mike Griffin