Brittany Kelly Golf Obituary – Death: Brittany Kelly, 32, a professional golfer and record-breaking golfer at Ball State, has died. Brittany Kelly passed away Tuesday after a battle with ovarian cancer.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ball State Women’s Golf team, the Kelly family and the Ball State family, with the passing of Brittany Kelly. #RIPBrittany
— Janet Carl (@CoachCarlUC) September 1, 2021
In 2007, Kelly graduated from Southeastern, where she was on the Royals state championship team in 2003 as a freshman. She made an impact on the world of golf in the Hoosier State. Kelly then had four successful years at Ball State, where she was the first golfer in the school’s history to be selected to the NCAA Regional, playing there twice. Kelly was announced in April that she would be inducted into the Cardinals Athletic Hall of Fame.
Brittany Kelly’s competitive, compassionate spirit will forever be undefeated. Absolutely fearless.
— Charlie Clifford (@cliffWISH8) September 1, 2021
Kelly was the Assistant Golf Professional at Woodland Country Club in Carmel, and the assistant professional at The Hawthorns in Fishers from 2013 to 2016. She played in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and Women’s PGA Cup in 2019.
It was a great privilege to cover Brittany Kelly back in 2019 as an intern for the @WISH_TV sport’s team along with @cliffWISH8 and @jasont0420. She never gave up. Ever. A true inspiration. May she rest in peace. #BKStrong
— Will Riddell (@riddell_will) September 1, 2021
Kelly won the Indiana Women’s Open in 2006 and 2019 and the IWGA Women’s Amateur in 2009 and was named the Indiana Women’s PGA Player of the Year in 2019 and 2020. She was honored as the 2022 Indiana PGA Professional of the Year at the Indiana PGA Special Awards.
“We are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Brittany Kelly from our Indiana PGA Section. Brittany was a rising star in our profession and brought joy to everyone she came across.” – Jim Richerson, President PGA of America
— PGA of America (@PGA) September 1, 2021
So sorry to hear of the loss of Brittany Kelly, a star golfer for HSE & Ball State. She also advocated for women to know the symptoms & risk factors for Ovarian Cancer.
She was just 32 and she’d want you to click this link and take action if warranted.
— annemariewthr (@AnneMarieWTHR) September 1, 2021
HSE lost one of its greats last night. Brittany Kelly’s drive and passion made her one of Indiana’s best 3 sport athletes. Her efforts and approach off and on the course shape our program still today. Our prayers go out to the Kelly’s.
— HSE Lady Royals Golf (@GirlsGolfHSE) September 1, 2021