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): Did not play during the team's five fall events ... redshirting to work on gaining admission into Cal's Haas School of Business while working to improve his golf game.
2011-12 (AS A FRESHMAN): Earned a first-year `Big C' award ... played in five stroke-play events and 16 rounds, averaging 74.9 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 - Advanced from stroke play (73-75 - 148) to qualify for Round of 64 in match play in the prestigious Australian Amateur Championship.
2012 - Ended the year ranked 998th in the 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 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 the 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 the 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 at New 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).
HIGH SCHOOL: 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 ... 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: February 22, 2013