Kelly Kraft2011* U.S. Amateur Champion* Trans-Miss Amateur Champion* Texas State Amateur Champion (2x)* Walker Cup Team* Invited to play The Masters, US Open, British Open* Made the cut at The Masters and Colonial tournaments in 20122010-11 (Sr.): Finished season ranked as No. 31 golfer according to Golfweek/Saragin... Selected to honorable mention PING All-American Team... Named to Division I PING All Central Region Team... Earned first team All-Conference USA accolades... Four-time C-USA Golfer of the Week... Posted a season-low round of 65 at the Santa Clara Cabo Collegiate... Had two second place finishes, shooting a 4-under (212) at the Santa Clara Cabo Collegiate and a 1-under (215) at the San Diego Intercollegiate... Posted three fourth place finishes, carding a 6-under (136) at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, a 2-over (218) at the Wyoming Desert Collegiate and was even par (215) at the Aggie Invitational... Tallied two fifth place finishes, shooting an even par 216 at the Gopher Invitational and a 7-over (220) at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate... Also posted top-20 finishes at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate (8th), the John Burns Intercollegiate (T-20th), the 26th Annual Louisiana Classics (T-7th), and the Conference USA Championships (T-11th).2009-10 (Jr.): Was ranked the nation's No.1-ranked college golfer according to GolfWeek/ Sagarin Performance Index released the week of Sept. 23... Named to the Division I PING All-Central Region Team... Named the Conference USA Men's Golfer of the Year... Also named a first-team All-Conference USA performer... Twice named the Conference USA Golfer of the Week... Won the Gopher Invitational by eight strokes at 15-under (201); posted a season-low round of 64... Placed third in the Adams Cup of Newport with one-under par (215)... Tied for fourth at the Lone Star Invite at Briggs Ranch shooting a six-under par (210)... Tied for fifth at the Baylor Intercollegiate with a two-under par (211)... Tied for ninth at the USD Callaway Invitational... Took sixth in the 25th Annual Louisiana Classics with a one-under par (215)... Tied for fifth at the National Invitational Tournament posting a one-under par (215)... Placed ninth at the Conference USA Championship... Also posted top-20 finishes at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate (t-16th), the John Burns Intercollegiate (t-11th) and the Aggie Invitational (t-18th).
2008-09 (So.): Named first-team All-Conference USA... A three-time C-USA Golfer of the Week (Oct. 15, Mar. 11, April 15)... Played 35 rounds over 12 tournaments, posting a 73.11 scoring average... Had a low round of 67 at Jerry Pate and took medalist honors at 6-under for three rounds...Also won the Tiger Intercollegiate with an 8-under 208... Had five top-10 finishes on the year... Along with teammate James Kwon, was selected for NCAA Regionals... Invited to play in the prestigious 2009 British Amateur.
2007-08 (Fr.): The Conference USA Freshman Of The Year and a second-team All-C-USA selection... Named PING All-South Central Region... A two-time C-USA Golfer of the Week (Mar. 12, April 2)... Shot a 4-under 68 in the final round to win the 99th Texas State Amateur... Came up one shot short in his bid to advance to the 2008 NCAA Men's Golf Championship, finishing tied for eighth at 6-under 207 for 54 holes at the NCAA Regionals... Claimed medalist honors at the Louisiana Classics, shooting 73-68-70... Runner-up at the Shocker Classic at 3-under 210... Took third at the UTSA Invite, shooting 67-67-71 to finish 11-under... Claimed a top-10 finish at the OU Intercollegiate, finishing sixth at 75-71-77... Had four top-10 finishes on the season... Also posted top-20 finishes at the Windon Memorial (14th), the John Burns Intercollegiate (17th), the C-USA Championships (14th) and The Maxwell (18th);
Prep: Lettered four seasons for coach Trey Peden at Denton Ryan... Served as team captain... Earned All-District honors and lead team to District crown; Personal: Son of Barbara and Tim Kraft... Has one sister, Anna... Plans an advertising major... Lists his favorite course as Dallas CC.DFW Links Cover (2011 U.S. Am Win)
Kraft Magazine Cover ('08 Texas Am. Win)