Kelly has always loved sports. From the time she was two years old, she was ice skating, skiing, and playing baseball with her dad. When she was 9, she moved to Florida and wanted to give a new sport a try - golf. She immediately fell in love with the challenge of the game and quickly added it to her list of activities.
After her first Varsity Golf season her freshman year at The Benjamin School, Kelly decided to stop playing basketball and focus solely on golf and college recruitment. She began working with her swing coach, Martin Hall, and she still works with him 10 years later.
When it became time to pick a college, Kelly found that William and Mary had stolen her heart. There, she played four years of Division 1 golf, ranking 4th in W&M's history for rounds of par or better and 11th for best career scoring average. She also took advantage of her education, double-majoring in History and Marketing, as well as studying the Russian language. Kelly graduated in 2015 with a BBA in Marketing.
Kelly remained an amateur the year after graduation. She found her groove in Florida, competing in the National Women's Golf Association (NWGA) tour events.
On July 20, 2016, Kelly declared herself a professional. Since then, she has continued playing on the NWGA tour as well as the Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG) tour. She has competed in both the LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour (LET) Qualifying Schools and has status with the Symetra Tour and LET Access for the 2017 season. Her 2018 schedule, displayed here, consists of Symetra events, LPGA Qualifiers, NWGA events, and state opens.
In addition to Martin Hall, Kelly has added other valuable members to her team over the years. In 2016, she began working with Dr. Shannon Reece. Naturally optimistic and composed, Kelly has loved watching her mental game grow, and she cannot wait to test and evaluate her new skills each season. In 2018, Kelly began working with Andrew Cummings at Joey D Golf Sports Training Center and has seen vast improvement in her muscle stability. She is excited to have a strong and injury-free summer!