Third-year member of the Blue Hens who has earned two letters • has appeared in all 23 tournaments through his first two years • has averaged 75.06 shots per round during his career, fourth lowest in UD history.
2016 AMATEUR SEASON
Selected to MGA Player of the Year Honor Roll (Top 10) • finished in eighth place for Overall Player of the Year for NY/NJ/CT • named NJSGA Player of the Year and finished sixth for Overall Player of the Year for New Jersey • finished fourth at the MGA Ike Championship with a 68-73-67-208 at Essex County CC • semifinalist at the MGA Amateur at Fairfield CC • placed third at the NJSGA Amateur at Montammy CC with a 72-71-77-69-289.
Was the only Blue Hen to appear in all 12 tournaments during the year • ranked second on the team with a 75.45 average round • tied for third on the squad with three top-20 finishes • led UD at the CAA Championship by tying for 14th place with a 10 over par 74-76-76-226 • tied for 19th place at the Navy Fall Classic with a four over par 75-71-146, and tied for 20th place at the Cornell Invitational • earned the UD Charlie Horn Grinder Award.
Competed in all 11 tournaments during his rookie year, ranking second on the team and 10th in a UD single season with a 74.63 average round • finished in second place at the Cornell Invitational with a six over par 75-75-69-219 • tied for sixth place at the Cape Fear Intercollegiate with a five over par 76-71-74-221 • carded a two over par 68-78-146 to tie for 14th place at the Binghamton Fall Invitational • his opening round 68 at the tournament was his lowest of the season • fired a 72-76-148 to tie for 16th place at the Villanova Wildcat Invitational.
Was the No. 1 golfer at St. Peter’s Prep and named All-State during all four years • became the first SPP golfer to qualify for the New Jersey Tournament of Champions three times • recorded a 42-2-3 match play record during his career • won the 2014 North Jersey Non Public High School Championship with a 70 • captured the 2014 Blue Devil Invitational • won the 2011 FDU Invitational North Jersey Open and tied for first in 2014 • led SPP to its first ever New Jersey state top 20 rankings by finishing sixth in 2013 and ninth in 2014 • won the 2013 New Jersey PGA Junior Championship and 2013 Pioneer Tour Championship • qualified for the MGA Boys & Junior Championship five times • semifinalist at the 2014 NJSGA Junior Championship •member of the 2014 NJSGA Team • 2013 Men’s Club champion at Forest Hill Field Club, becoming the fifth member of his family to win the event • finished second in the 2014 Arcola Cup at the MGA Men’s Amateur • qualified for the NJSGA Amateur in 2011-14 • qualified for the NJSGA Open in 2012 and 2014 • qualified for the 2014 MGA Open • finished sixth at the NJSGA Tournament of Men’s Club Champions.
Kieran Timothy Purcell • born Jan. 6, 1996 • son of Patrick and Kathy Purcell • has a younger sister, Alison • father played golf at Delaware from 1986-89 • qualified for the U.S. Amateur in the summer of 2015 • finance major at Delaware with a minor in international business.