John Kelly (golfer)

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John Kelly (born November 1, 1984) is an amateur golfer who plays for the University of Missouri and was runner-up in the 2006 U.S. Amateur.[1]

Kelly was born in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Christian Brothers College High School.

During his run to the U.S. Amateur final, Kelly beat several nationally ranked players, including Trip Kuehne (who was runner-up to Tiger Woods in the 1994 U.S. Amateur). He lost the final match to Scotland's Richie Ramsay on the 34th hole by a score of 4 and 2. By making the finals, he qualified for the 2007 U.S. Open and gained an invitation to the 2007 Masters Tournament. Kelly also won the 2006 Missouri Stroke Play championship.

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