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Kelli Murphy
Kelli  Murphy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Elgin, S.C.

High School:
Lugoff-Elgin

04/17/2016

2016 SEC Women's Golf Championship - Sunday

Auburn women's golf at the 2016 SEC Women's Golf Championship on Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Birmingham, Ala.

04/16/2016

4-16-2016 SEC Women's Golf Championship

4-16-2016 SEC Women's Golf Championship

2016 Pinehurst Challenge Runner-Up
2015 Bryan National Collegiate Runner-Up
2016, 2017 SEC Community Service Team
2015 SEC All-Freshman Team
SEC Freshman of the Week (April 8, 2015)

Junior Year (2016-17)
Played in all 12 team events as a junior ... Equaled career-best finish with runner-up showing at Pinehurst Challenge, carding rounds of 65-73-71=209 (-7); first-round 65 was a career-best and tied for the second-lowest round in Auburn history ... Had another top-20 at season-opening Fall Kickoff, shooting 72-79=151 (+7) to tie for 16th ... Tied for 26th at Maryb S. Kauth Invitational with 71-73-75=219 (+3) ... Carded rounds of 69-75-75=219 (+3) to tie for 34th at Cougar Classic ...Tied for sixth at Auburn-Tennessee Challenge with 76-76=152 (+8) ... Tied for 36th at SEC Championship with scores of 72-73-77=222 (+6) ... Shot 75-73-73=221 (+5) to tie for 35th at Briar's Creek Invitational ... Finished in a tie for 43rd at Darius Rucker Intercollegiate with scores of 75-74-76=225 (+12) ... Also tied for 43rd in NCAA Athens Regional, shooting 77-75-74=226 (+10) ... Tied teammate Michaela Owen for the second-lowest scoring average on the team with a 74.09 ... Enters senior season with career average of 75.11, 10th-best in Auburn history ... Had seven rounds of par or better during the season ... Named to SEC Community Service Team for second straight year.

Sophomore Year (2015-16)
Played in all nine team tournaments as a sophomore ... Was Auburn's top finisher in three events ... Best finish of the season came at season-opening Cougar Classic in September, where she tied for 17th with scores of 73-73-74=220 (+4) ... Earned Auburn's top finish at the LSU Tiger Golf Classic in March, posting 79-79-75=233 (+17) to tie for 34th ... Was the Tigers' top scorer at the SEC Championship with rounds of 74-77-75=226 (+10), tying for 31st ... Shot 73-73-75=221 (+5) to tie for 36th at Mason Rudolph Championship ... Tied for 45th at Darius Rucker Intercollegiate with scores of 77-72-77=226 (+13) ... Won her match over Arkansas' Summar Roachell, 3 and 2, at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic ... Also competed at Tar Heel Invitational, Stanford Intercollegiate and Lady Puerto Rico Classic ... Season scoring average was 76.88 ... Qualified for 2015 U.S. Women's Amateur ... Named to SEC Community Service Team.

Freshman Year (2014-15)
Played in all 10 team events ... Earned runner-up finish at Bryan National Collegiate, shooting 72-76-69=217 (+1), one shot out of the lead ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week for her efforts ... Tied for 12th in her first collegiate tournament, shooting 77-72-74=223 (+7) at the "Mo" Morial, helping Auburn to a team title ... Shot 75-74-75=224 (+8) at the Mason Rudolph Championship to tie for 26th ... Tied for 56th at Tar Heel Invitational with 76-75-78=229 (+13) ... Shot 69-73-74=216 (E) to tie for 21st at Alamo Invitational ... Fall scoring average was 74.33 ... Tied for Auburn's top finish at Lady Puerto Rico Classic, shooting 74-80-71=225 (+9) to tie for 27th with teammate Victoria Trapani ... Won one match at Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, defeating Alabama's Mia Landegren, 4 and 3 ... Tied for 36th at SEC Championship with 78-74-73=225 (+9) ... Shot 75-76-71=222 (+6) at NCAA San Antonio Regional to tie for 54th ... Season scoring average was 74.68 ... Named to SEC All-Freshman Team.

Prior to Auburn
One of the top junior golfers in South Carolina ... Four-time all-state selection at Lugoff-Elgin High School, where she played on the boys' team ... Co-captain as a junior and a senior ... Competed at 2013 North/South All-Star Cup Matches ... Qualified for 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur ... Competed at 2012 and 2013 U.S. Girls' Junior, reaching the quarterfinals in 2012 ... Won 2013 SC Caddie Classic at caddied for Nancy Lopez at 2013 Monday After The Masters Pro-Am ... Was junior medalist at 2012 Women's TRANS National Amateur ... 2011 and 2013 Carolina Junior Girls Champion ... 2012 Carolina Junior Girls Runner-Up ... 2012 Carolinas Golf Association Junior Player of the Year ... Represented Carolinas team for Mid-Atlantic Challenges, Carolina-Georgia matches and Canadian-American matches ... Played for Team USA at 2009 and 2010 U.S. Kids' Golf World Cup Team Matches ... Three-time winner of Columbia Women's City Championship (2010, 2011 and 2012), the youngest player to ever win the tournament ... Named Golfweek Junior Player of the Week in August 2011 ... Finished seventh at 2014 Women's TRANS Amateur, recording a hole-in-one in the final round.

Personal
Full name is Kelli Cheri Murphy ... Parents are Kathi and Peter Murphy ... Has two brothers, Mike and Matt ... Home course is The Members' Club at Woodcreek and Wildewood in Columbia, S.C. ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts.

Murphy's Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2014-15 10 28 2,091 74.68 69 T-2nd
2015-16 9 25 1,922 76.88 72 T-17th
2016-17 12 32 2,371 74.09 65 2nd
Career 31 85 6,384 75.11 65 2nd

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