Women's Golf

KelseyWylie

  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Katy, Texas
  • Major Marketing
  • High school Faith West Academy

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Dream course: Old Course at St. Andrews
Dream foursome (including herself): Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Jesus
First time she broke par: Summer 2014
Favorite club: Driver
Favorite golf movie: Happy Gilmore
Golfer she tries to emulate: Stacy Lewis
 

2019-20 (Freshman): Appeared in two events in the shortened season … Posted a 76.4 stroke average in her inaugural season … Playing as an individual at UK’s home tournament, the Bettie Lou Evans Invitational, tied for 58th with a score of 17-over par at the University Club of Kentucky … Helped Kentucky to a championship at the Minnesota Invitational in Woodbury, Minnesota, in her first collegiate appearance … Tied for 35th at the Prestwick Golf Club with a 5-over-par 149 … Opened her college career with a 75, followed by a 74 … Dean’s List spring 2020.

Summer 2019: Reached the quarterfinals of the Women’s Texas Amateur Championship.
 
Before UK: First individual state championship at her high school … Not only the first female golfer out of Faith West Academy to compete at the regional and state levels, first to have won the district, regionals and the state title … Finished in the top three in each of the last four years at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools state championship (5A) … Finished in first in 2017, was the runner-up this past year, placed third in 2016 and second in Class 4A in 2015 … Posted multiple top-three finishes during summer 2018 on the Texas Junior Golf Tour with the second-lowest scoring average in the 15-18-year-old division … Placed in the top 12 twice in AJGA events … Ranked in the top 150 in the American Junior Golf Association class of 2019 rankings.
 
Personal: Born Jan. 23 in Houston … Daughter of Rusty and Amy Wylie … Has a younger sister, Kayla … Father operates a Chick-fil-A store and her mother is an interior designer … Hails from Katy, Texas … Attended Faith West Academy for high school … Father, grandfather and two uncles all played at the Division I level in college …  Made Academic All-State in 2017-18 … Member of the National Honors Society and Science National Honors Society in high school … Made two different mission trips in high school, one to Nicaragua and one to El Salvador … Also participated in National Charity League and helped with Hurricane Harvey relief … Chose UK over High Point, Samford and Belmont … She has a calligraphy business … Her most memorable moment as a golfer was playing St. Andrews with her dad … Major is marketing.
 
Why she chose UK: “I chose Kentucky because I can see myself growing here, not only as a golfer but as a person. I love the coaches, the team and the practice facilities.”

Wylie’s Scorecard

Year Events Rounds Strokes Stroke Avg. Low 18 Low 54 Top 10* Top 20* Match Play Best Finish
2019-20 2 5 382 76.4 74 233 0 0 T35 (Minnesota Invitational)
Career 2 5 382 76.4 74 233 0 0 T35 (Minnesota Invitational)


*Does not include dual matches

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