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Kieran Purcell
Player Profile:
Kieran Purcell 1862039
Year: Senior
Hometown: Jersey City, N.J.
High School: St. Peter's Prep
Major: Finance
Experience: 3 Letters

AT DELAWARE
Fourth-year member of the Blue Hens who has earned three letters • has appeared in all 34 tournaments through his first three years • has averaged 74.75 shots per round during his career, fifth lowest in UD history.

2016-17 SEASON 
Appeared in all 11 tournaments on the season • ranked third on the team with a 74.04 average stroke round • led the Blue Hens as the top finisher three times • recorded six top-20 finishes on the season • tied for 20th place in the Alex Lagowitz Memorial Invitational to help lead Delaware to the tournament win • tied for sixth and the top finisher in the Matthews Auto Collegiate Invitational with a five under par score of 68-71-139 • La Salle/Finegan Invitational Top Finisher (6th Place) • Rhode Island Invitational Top Finisher (T-12th Place) • UD Team Charlie Horn Grinder Award Winner • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll.

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.


2015-16 SEASON
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.

2014-15 SEASON

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.

HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIORS
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.

PERSONAL
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.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year Tournaments Rounds Strokes Average Low Round
2014-15 11 30 2239 74.63 68
2015-16 12 33 2490 75.45 70
2016-17 11 28 2073 74.04 68
TOTALS 34 91 6802 74.75
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