Kelly advances to the NCAA Championships (May 27-30)
Kelly posts second straight 2-under 70
Ohio State pair in contention
Ohio State pair headed to Kohler, Wis.
Ohio State recorded second-lowest round on final day
2014 Robert Kepler Intercollegiate
Fall 2015 (Senior Season): One of two Buckeyes to play in all 15 rounds, averaging 74.00 strokes ... posted three rounds under par and a pair at par ... earned a share of sixth place overall at the Inverness Intercollegiate (Sept. 21-22) ... cracked the top-25 in the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational (Oct. 4-6) as well, tying for 19th by concluding the event with back-to-back 68’s.
2014-15 (Junior Season): Ranked second on the team with a season stroke average of 73.65 in 31 rounds played; providing 25 scores to the team tally ... paced the Buckeyes and placed top-10 overall at both the Jack Nicklaus Invitational (Sept. 28-29) and Lone Star Invitational (Mar. 23-24) ... pushed Ohio State to the Jack Nicklaus Invitational team title by tying for third individually (70-71-72) ... grabbed a share of seventh place in the Lone Star Invitational following scores of 72-67-71 ... also contributed to Ohio State's second-place finish in the Windon Memorial Classic (Sept. 21-22) posting 71-70 in the final two rounds ... won two of three individual matches at the Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 15-16) ... totaled 10 rounds at or under par on the season.
2013-14 (Sophomore Season): One of two Buckeyes to play in all 36 rounds ... averaged 73.92 strokes per round while contributing 32 scores to the team tally ... compiled eight rounds under par, including a season-best 67 en route to a tie for sixth in the Seahawk Intercollegiate (Mar. 16-17) ... earned a share of 7th place at the Big Ten Championships with a four-round total of 299 (75-71-78-65, +11) ... performed well in the conference's Match Play Championships (Feb. 14-16) as well, going 2-1-1 individually in the event ... notched another pair of top-20 showings in the Jack Nicklaus Invitational (Sept. 29-30) and Windon Memorial (Sept. 22-23), placing T-11th and T-19th, respectively, carding a 218 in consecutive weeks ... finished in the top-3 amongst Buckeyes in nine of 12 events while pacing the team thrice, including a T-41st effort in the NCAA Columbia Regional (74-75-71--220, +4).
2012-13 (Freshman Season): Saw action in all 12 tournaments for the Buckeyes, having 20 of 32 rounds counted towards team score ... notched a 75.31 stroke average ... three finishes in the top 20 ... carded a season-low 210 (68-72-70) and a fourth-place finish at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate (Sept. 15-16) ... came in tied for 17th at the Windon Memorial (Sept. 23-24) with a 223 (79-73-71) ... tied for 12th at the Northwestern Spring Invitational (April 15-16) with a 221 (76-74-71) ... top Buckeye at both the Jack Nicklaus Invitational (Oct. 8-9) and the Gary Koch Invitational (April 8-9).
Prior to Ohio State: A four-time Du Page Valley All-Conference selection... named the conference's Co-Player of the Year in 2011 after medaling at the league tournament... was a three-time state qualifier... named his team's captain in 2011... the 2008 Illinois Golf Association's Player of the Year... a member of the MAJGT All-Midwest team in 2010... placed 10th at the 2011 AJGA Golf Pride Junior Classic in Forest Creek, N.C.... carded a 1-under 212 at the Illinois PGA Golf Tournament where he finished in a tie for eighth... finished in a tie for second at the AJGA Midwest Junior Players... earned his first AJGA victory on Scarlet at the Columbus Junior in 2011... four-time letterwinner in golf... also earned a varsity letter in tennis.
Personal: Son of Tim and Blue (Kinander) Kelly... first name is Timothy but he goes by Tee-K ... has a younger brother, Will... his mother, Blue, was a member of a University of Tulsa golf squad (1986-1990) that captured a NCAA championship in 1988 ... majoring in communication.
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