2012 Spring – PING All-Region honoree… finished tied for 77th at NCAA Championships with 54-hole total of 224 (+11)… fired rounds of 75, 72 and 77 to help Iowa place 22nd at NCAA Championships… first team All-Big Ten selection…finished second in running for Big Ten Player of Year… earned seventh place finish or better in all three stroke-play events… finished second at Boilermaker Invitational with tournament total of -2 (214)… tied for fifth at Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational, posting three-round tally of -5 (211)… turned in 54-hole mark of -1 (215) at LSU National Invitational, finishing tied for seventh… finished tied for 12th at Big Ten Championships with a 72-hole mark of +10 (298)… only Iowa golfer to finished undefeated (2-0) at Big Ten Match Play… currently owns team-leading stroke average of 72.04, which is second-lowest in Iowa school history.
2011 Fall – Led team with season scoring average of 71.93… compiled three top-10 finishes in five outings…posted second place finish at Golden Gopher Invitational with 54-hole total of -1 (215)… earned T6 finish at Rod Myers Invitational with score of +1 (217)… earned a share of 10th place at U.S. Collegiate Championship with three-round mark of -2 (214).
2011 Summer – Won Northern Amateur… finished seventh at Monroe Invitational… made quaterfinals at North & South Amateur.
2011 Spring – One of four Hawkeyes to compete in all eight events… compiled a team-leading record of 5-2 throughout two match play events… earned three top-20 finishes… tied for 12th at LSU Collegiate Invitational with mark of 225 (+9)… posted a 151 (+7) at Hawkeye-TaylorMade Invitational to tie for 12th… tied for 20th at NCAA Regional after posting a 217 (+4)… compiled spring scoring average of 75.33.
2010 Fall – Competed in five events, earning three top-20 finishes… posted an opening round of 67 at the Rod Myers/Duke Invitational, currently the fifth-lowest 18 hole total in school history… earned highest finish (T16) at Baylor Intercollegiate with a score of 141 (-1)… finished season with scoring average of 73.71.
2010 Summer – Qualified for U.S. Amateur… Competed in quaterfinals of North/South Amateur… Finished sixth at Monroe Invitational… Competed in 54th Western Amateur Championship.
2010 Spring – One of four Hawkeyes to compete in all seven events… placed third at Big Ten Championships, carding a four-round total of 284 (E)… lowest scoring average on team with a 72.0… his combined 2009-10 season scoring average of 72.8 is the second-lowest average in program history… led the team in match-play competition, compiling a record of 8-1… led the team in two of three stroke-play tournaments… led the team, along with teammate Chris Brant, at Hawkeye Invite, posting a 216 (E) and tying for fourth… fired a season team-low round of 64 at Hawkeye Invite… led team at Spring Break Championship, tying for second and posting a 209 (-4).
2009 Fall – One of four Hawkeyes to compete in all five events…compiled three top-25 finishes… finished tied for 14th at Golfweek[apos]s Conference Challenge, his best finish of the season, firing a 217… recorded a season-low round of 69 at Conference Challenge… finished fall with a scoring average of 73.7.
2009 Summer – Qualified for 2009 U.S. Amateur Championships after 36-hole score of 139 (-5) at Prestwick Village Country Club.
2009 Spring – Competed in five events for the Hawkeyes… recorded season-low score of 71 at NCAA Central Florida Regional and NCAA Championships… tied for 55th at Big Ten Championships… finished season with scoring average of 75.4.
2008 Fall – Competed in three events for the Hawkeyes… carded a 70, his season best, in two different tournaments… finished the fall with a scoring average of 74.8, the third best on the team.
High School – Named to the all-State Super team his junior and senior seasons at Loy Norrix High School… placed fifth at the 2006 Michigan state tournament… finished second at the 2007 Michigan Junior Amateur Tournament… placed fourth at the 2007 AJGA Midwest Junior Tournament… finished 10th in the 2007 Golfweek Junior Invitational… also lettered in ice hockey… Scholar Athlete… member of the National Honor Society… National Honor Roll.
Personal – Born 6/18/1989… parents are Virgil and Laura Kelpin… business major… high school coach was Tom Barnum.
What[apos]s In Your Bag?
Driver: Titleist 905 R
Woods: Titleist 904 F
Irons: Cobra Pro CB[apos]s
More About Kelpin
Best Career Round: 64
Favorite Club: 8 iron
Favorite Course: Point O[apos]Woods (Michigan)
Favorite Golfer: Anthony Kim
Favorite Food: Qdoba Burrito
Favorite Movie: Superbad
Favorite TV Show: Laguna Beach
Favorite Sports Hero: Michael Phelps
Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family
Career Ambition: To be on the PGA Tour
Most Influential Person: My Parents