J.J. Killeen

J.J.  Killeen


Lubbock, Texas

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About Killeen
A 2005 PING All-America candidate, senior J.J. Killeen is just the third athlete in school history to play on four conference championship teams ... Selected as the Conference USA Golfer of the Year in 2005 and was a first-team all-league performer ... Also earned a spot on the PING South Central All-District Team ... Tabbed to the 2004 Conference USA Second Team ... Named to the 2002 Conference USA All-Freshman Team and was the Co-Freshman of the Year ... Played in 50 tournaments during his four-year Horned Frog career, owning a 73.29 stroke average over 146 rounds of play ... Has six top-10 finishes and 16 top-20 placements to his credit ... Matched the best finish ever by a TCU golfer at a U.S. Amateur, reaching the Round of 16 in 2003 ... Chosen to represent the United States in the 2005 USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship in July.

2004-05 (Senior Year)
• Named the Conference USA Golfer of the Year and first-team all-conference.
• Was one of four Frogs named to PING's South Central All-District Team.
• Became just the third athlete in TCU history to play on four conference championship teams when TCU cruised to a 26-stroke victory at the C-USA Championships.
• Rated 44th nationally according to the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.
• Finished among the top 20 in nine tourneys, which included three top-10 landings.
• Owned a career-best 72.09 stroke average on the season.
• Was the team's top finisher at five events, including four straight during the spring.
• Earned his top finish of the year by tying for seventh place at the Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate.
• Had a career-best 14-under-par score of 202 at that Hawaii event.
• Finished in the top 15 in five consecutive events from November-March, playing 17-under-par over that period.
• Tied for 10th place at the National Invitational Tournament in helping the Frogs to their first team win of the season.
• Recorded a career-best six sub-70 rounds, including a personal-best round of 65 on the final day at the Waikoloa Intercollegiate.
• Placed tied for 19th at the Conference USA Championships, his third consecutive top-20 finish at the event.
• Named the Conference USA Golfer of the Week on March 18.

2003-04 (Junior Year)
• Appeared in all 13 tournaments for TCU and owned a 73.23 scoring average over 39 rounds.
• Posted two top-10s and three more top-20 finishes on the year.
• Finished the season ranked 77th in the nation according to the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings system.
• Carried the Frogs to the NCAA Championships by tying for 12th at the NCAA Central Regional after impressive rounds of 73-73-76=222 (+6) on a difficult course.
• Matched his career-best finish with a sixth-place tie at the Boilermaker Invitational.
• Had the Frogs' best score at the Waikoloa Intercollegiate, as he finished eighth.
• Tied for 20th individually at the 2004 Conference USA Championships to help TCU earn its fourth straight league title, matching an all-sport school record.
• Landed in 18th place at the season-opening Ridges Intercollegiate with a two-over score of 218.

2002-03 (Sophomore Year)
• Played in 12 tournaments on the season, recording a 73.75 average over 32 rounds.
• Recorded one top-10 and three more top-20 finishes during the year.
• Was rated 155th in the Golfweek/Sagarin collegiate rankings.
• Had the best finish of his career when he tied for sixth at The Prestige at PGA West.
• Helped the Frogs take The Prestige team title thanks to a 2-under score of 214.
• Also finished the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate with an under-par score of 141 (-1), to place tied for 17th.
• Grabbed a share of 17th at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate with a 1-under 215 that included his season-low score of 69 in the final round.
• Tied for 13th at the Conference USA Championships with a 219 (+6), helping lead the Horned Frogs to their third straight conference championship.
• Placed among the field's top 35 in all but three tournaments.
• Owned a 2-2 mark at the Collegiate Match Play, helping the Horned Frogs to a fourth-place finish at the 16-team event.
• Had a span of six straight par-or-better rounds in the middle of the season (71-70-71-72-71-70).

2001-02 (Freshman Year)
• Played in all 13 tournaments for the Horned Frogs as a redshirt freshman.
• Had four top-20 finishes in his first competitive campaign in Fort Worth.
• Carried a stroke average of 74.03, one of the best ever for a TCU freshman.
• Was named the 2002 Conference USA Co-Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the C-USA All-Freshman Team.
• Notched three sub-70 scores and nine below-par rounds on the year.
• Had his best finish of the season at the Red River Classic when he tied for 15th with a 211.
• Had his second straight top-20 placing when he shared 18th at the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate.
• Kept up his solid scoring in the spring, tying for 19th at Las Vegas with a 218 (+2) and 20th at the U.S. Collegiate with a 221 (+5).
• Was extremely consistent all year, placing between 15th and 31st on eight occasions.
• Helped TCU to the Conference USA title in the Frogs' inaugural year in the league.

2000-01 (Redshirt Year)
• Sat out the Horned Frogs' 2000-01 season.

High School Highlights
• Was a first-team all-state performer as a junior and senior at Coronado High School.
• Crowned as the Texas Class 5A individual champion in 2000.
• Headlined a Coronado squad that also claimed the 5A team title.
• Named first-team all-district and all-region his final two seasons.
• Also participated in football and basketball.

Amateur Highlights
• In 2003, became just the third TCU golfer ever, joining J.J. Henry and Adam Rubinson, to advance to the round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur.
• Defeated by a slim 2 and 1 score by 50-year-old George Zahringer after advancing through the first two rounds of match play.
• Played in the 2004 U.S. Amateur stroke play, reaching the world's most elite tournament for the third time in his career.
• Finished among the top 30 in the Western Amateur, North and South Amateur and Southwestern Amateur, and placed 40th in the Southern Amateur.
• Reached the 2003 North and South Amateur Championship Match Play.
• Placed 16th at the 2002 Southwestern Amateur after recording a four-day 285 (73-67-70-75).
• Reached the semifinals of the 2002 North and South Match Play.
• Grabbed seventh place at the 2002 Southern Amateur with a four-round 284.
• Competed at the 2000 U.S. Amateur.

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