Ken Keller
Ken Keller
Year: So.
Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio
High School: Cardinal Mooney
Major: Business Administration

2018-19 (Sophomore): Participated in all 11 tournaments and 30 rounds…averaged 76.8 strokes per round…notched a pair of top-15 finishes…led YSU while earning a career-best sixth-place finish at the Horizon League Championships with a three-round score of 222 (77-72-73)…fired a two-round 149 (72-77) to tie for 15th at the Towson Spring Invitational…tied for 30th at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational with a career-best two-round total of 142 (67-75)…four-under-par 67 set a new career-low round and is tied for the seventh-lowest round in program history…marked just the second time since 2015 that a Penguin shot 67 or below…posted a three-round 225 (78-70-77) at the Tom Tontimonia Invitational…carded a three-round 228 (73-77-78) at the Firestone Invitational…shot a two-round 154 (78-76) at the Southern Intercollegiate…earned his second letter.

2017-18 (Freshman): Participated in 11 tournaments and 29 rounds...averaged 77.3 strokes per round...earned two top-20 finishes and one in the top 10...was YSU's top finisher on three occasions...earned a ninth-place finish at the Towson Invitational with a two-round 151 (76-75)...finished tied for 19th at the Kingsmill Intercollegiate with a career-best three-round total of 219 (76-74-69)...one-under-par 69 was his low round of the season and ranked as the team's lowest individual single-round score of the campaign...total of 219 also ranked as the team's lowest three-round mark of the season...finished tied for 24th at the Titans Motown Collegiate with a three-round 233 (75-77-81)…shot a two-round 145 (75-70) at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational...turned in a two-round 158 (77-81) at the Southern Intercollegiate...earned his first letter.

HIGH SCHOOL: Helped lead Cardinal Mooney to the Ohio Division II State Championships as a sophomore in 2014...shot a two-round total of 157 (78-79) to finish sixth while the Cardinals placed 10th...earned second-team all-state honors that year...finished second in the Ohio Junior Championship with a two-round 145 (73-72) during the summer of 2016...won a 2017 Northern Ohio PGA Junior PGA Qualifier with a two-round 139 (67-72).

PERSONAL: Major is business administration...is the 2018-19 recipient of the James W. Leetch Memorial Golf Scholarship and the Lawrence M. Stolle Athletic Scholarship.

More about Ken:

Why I chose YSU: Good facilities, good housing, great campus, good education, strong golf program and a scholarship offer.

Best thing about Coach Joy is: He knows my capability and will do whatever he can to help me reach my goals.

Best thing about being a Penguin golfer: I get to travel and compete against the best.

Best thing about going to YSU: Friendly atmosphere and I know a lot of people.

At 150 yards, I pull out my: Pitching wedge.

My favorite club in my bag is my: Putter

My favorite golf course: Oakmont Country Club (Oakmont, Pa.)

Favorite golfer: Was Tiger Woods, now I like Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy.

Golf superstitions/rituals: None really.

Person I would love to play a round of golf with: Arnold Palmer

My greatest sports moment: Signing here.

Best career competitive round: 67 (-5) at Shady Hollow Country Club in Massillon, Ohio.

Hobbies: Playing Call of Duty, playing hoops and hanging with friends.

Post-college plans/ambitions: Find a good job and continue my life through the game of golf.