GENERAL: Entered Cal as a true freshman for the 2012 spring semester … stepped in and made immediate contributions … a solid player with few weaknesses in his game.
2012-13 (AS A SOPHOMORE): Redshirting to work on gaining admission into Cal’s Haas School of Business while working to improve his golf game … has not played.
2011-12 (AS A FRESHMAN): Earned a first-year ‘Big C’ award … played in five stroke-play events and 16 rounds, averaging 74.94 strokes per round and totaling 1,199 shots … also posted an impressive 5.5-1.5 record during two match-play events that was the highest win percentage by any Cal player in match play, going 2.5-0.5 at Del Walker Match Play Championship as Cal’s only unbeaten player in the event and 3-1 at Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship … ranked No. 54 nationally by Golfweek among a secondary list of golfers without enough rounds to qualify for the regular rankings, while he was not listed by Golfstat in its final national rankings … posted his top finish at Cal when he tied for 15th at Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters (72-70-79 – 221, +5) as he was tied for fourth heading into the final round … tied for 35th at Arizona Intercollegiate (66-73-84 – 223, +10) in his collegiate debut with his best collegiate round of 66 … tied for 50th at Western Intercollegiate (75-75-77 – 227, +17) … tied for 53rd at Pac-12 Championship (70-77-76-79 – 302, +14) … tied for 66th at ASU Thunderbird Invitational (77-78-71 – 226, +13).
2013 – Individual medalist at Diablo Valley Amateur (68-69 – 137) … advanced from stroke play (73-75 – 148) to qualify for Round of 64 in match play in prestigious Australian Amateur Championship.
2012 – Ended the year ranked 998th in world according to amateurgolf.com, while he was 17th in the organization’s tournament series … tied for first with Cal teammate Pace Johnson at Palo Alto City Championship (68-70 – 138) before Johnson won the playoff with an eagle on the par-five first hole … tied for third at weather-shortened amateurgolf.com Christmas Classic (70) … reached Round of 32 at New Zealand Amateur.
2011 – Ended the year ranked 243rd in world according to amateurgolf.com and sixth in New Zealand Golf OOM rankings … second in North Island Stroke Play Championship (70-70-67-71 – 278) … fourth in Charles Tour Muriwai Open (71-69-66-74 – 280) … sixth in New Zealand Stroke Play … seventh in Charles Tour Tauranga Open (75-68-65-66 – 274) … tied for seventh at South Island Stroke Play (69-72-76-70 – 287).
2010 – Ended the year ranked 330th in world according to amateurgolf.com … third at South Island Under-19 Championship (72-69-73 – 214) … tied for fourth at North Island Stroke Play (71-72-71-72 – 286) and South Island Stroke Play (67-70-72-68 – 277) … 16th at Taranaki Open (75-76-68 – 229) … reached Round of 32 at New Zealand Amateur.
2009 – Second at New Zealand Secondary Schools (76-75 – 151) … fifth at World Schools Golf Championship (72-78-72-72 – 294) … 14th at SBS Invitational (75-72-72-74 – 293) … 20th atNew Zealand Under-23 Championship (72-76-75-72 – 295).
2008 – Ended the year ranked 1577th in the world according to amateurgolf.com … tied for 19th at South Island Stroke Play Championship (72-69-73 – 214).
ST. BEDE’S COLLEGE: A 2010 graduate of St. Bede’s College … named the Canterbury Junior Player of the Year for three consecutive seasons from 2009-11 … a team captain on the 2010 New Zealand Junior men’s team … a member of the 2011 New Zealand Golf Srixon Academy for the top seven amateurs in the country … Canterbury Golf Vardon trophy winner with a scoring average of 69.25 … high school squad finished as New Zealand’s prep runner up in both 2010 and ’11.
OTHER: Full name is Keelan James Philip Kilpatrick … nickname is Kiwi … undeclared major but intended to major in business and apply for the prestigious Haas School of Business … parents are Stephen and Geraldine Kilpatrick … born May 1, 1992, in Christchurch, New Zealand.
GETTING TO KNOW KEELAN
Nickname … Kiwi
I would describe myself as a person as … determined
The reasons I love golf are … the challenges and never ending room for improvement
For me to improve as a person, I need to … listen more to what others have to say
The biggest thrill in my life to date is … Coming to Cal
The reason I chose Cal is … the combination of golf and school
Since coming to Cal I have learned … how to manage my time well
My favorite golf movie is … Tin Cup
The best advice I’ve ever received is … be the best possible version of the person God created you to be
The people who have had the greatest impact in my life are … my parents
One moment in history I wish I could have seen is … Jack Nicklaus at his best
The place I’d most like to visit is … Augusta
For me to improve as a player, I need to … improve my game from inside 100 yards
I’m most thankful in my life for … the opportunities I have been given
LAST UPDATED: August 6, 2013