Sean Kelly
Sean  Kelly

RS Senior

Staten Island, N.Y.

High School:
Saint Stephen's Episcopal

Kelly's Career Bests
18-hole score 67
54-hole score 213
Tournament finish 3rd
Top 10 finishes 3
Top 20 finishes 7

  • 2015 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar
  • 2015 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2014 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2013 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2012 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

  • 2014-15
  • Solidified spot in the postseason lineup with strong spring
  • Played in 11 tournaments, including eight as a member of the lineup
  • Recorded five top-20 finishes, including one top-10 showing
  • Posted a stroke average of 72.71
  • Season-best finish was a tie for eighth showing at the Savannah Quarters Individual Intercollegiate
  • Helped lead Gamecocks to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Bremerton Regional with a tie for 20th finish with a total of 214 (-2), including a second-round 68 (-4)
  • Carded a career-low 67 (-5) in the second round of the Bayou City Collegiate Championship and matched it in the second round of the Seminole Intercollegiate
  • Posted a career-low 54-hole total of 213 (-3) at the Seminole Intercollegiate
  • Finished tied for 49th in second career NCAA Championship appearance
  • Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar
  • Member of the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

  • 2013-14
  • Redshirted
  • Member of the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

  • 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
  • Season low was 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)
  • Member of the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

  • 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 season 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
  • Member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

  • 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

  • Full name is Sean Patrick Kelly
  • Parents are Timothy and Colleen Kelly
  • Chose South Carolina over Wake Forest, Auburn, Virginia and North Florida
  • Majoring in accounting
  • Kelly's Career Stats
    Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
    2011-12 8 23 1,705 74.13 68 3rd
    2012-13 7 21 1,574 74.95 68 T-5th
    2014-15 11 34 2,472 72.71 67 T-8th
    Career 26 78 5,751 73.73 67 3rd