2012-13 Made a resurgence in the lineup in the spring and played in six team events on the season...Finished with a stroke average of 74.95...Had a season-best tie for 23rd finish at the SEC Championship with rounds of 76-68-75=219 (+9) to help lead the Gamecocks to a runner-up finish...Matched career low with a 68 in the second round of the SEC Championship...Tied for 48th a the NCAA Columbus Regional to help the Gamecocks secure their first NCAA Championship berth since 2009...Tied for 144th in first career NCAA Championship appearance...Also played in the Savannah Quarters Individual and finished in a tie for fifth with rounds of 73-71-74=218 (+2).
2011-12 One of the top freshmen in the SEC...Played in eight of 12 tournaments...Posted two top-20 finishes, including one top-five showing...Stroke average of 74.13 ranked fifth on the team...Had a breakout tournament with a third-place showing at the Rees Jones Invitational in the fall, shooting rounds of 81-69-70=220 (+4), to lead team to a runner-up finish...Claimed 12th place to open the spring at the Seahawk Invitational (76-75-68=219)...Final-round 68 at the Seahawk Invitational was a career low...Finished NCAA Southwest Regional in a tie for 48th with rounds of 73-81-75=229 (+13)...Carded five rounds of par or better.
PRIOR TO SOUTH CAROLINA Graduated from Saint Stephen's Episcopal School...Top 50 player in the American Junior Golf Association Polo rankings and Golfweek Rankings...Ranked No. 1 junior player in the state of New York...Named a Leadbetter First-Team All-American...2010 U.S. Amateur participant...Finished in a tie for fourth at the 2011 Terra Cotta Invitational and at the 2011 AJGA Taylormade Junior at Innisbrook...Involved with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans, La., in May 2010 and May 2011...Honor Roll student as a freshman and sophomore and Dean's List student as a junior and senior.
PERSONAL Full name is Sean Patrick Kelly...Born Dec. 15, 1992...Parents are Timothy and Colleen Kelly...Chose South Carolina over Wake Forest, Auburn, Virginia and North Florida...Major is undecided.