Keller Harper
Keller Harper
Year: Junior
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: The Westminster Schools

Harper Career Stats

2017-18:  Voted the 2018 Southern Conference Player of the Year after leading the league with a 72.24 stroke average over 33 rounds, tying current Furman head coach Matt Davidson for the fourth-best season stroke average in Paladin history… Played in all 11 events for the Paladins… Was Furman’s top finisher in nine events… Finished among the top five at three tournaments and in the top 10 at five events… Scored six top-20 finishes… Fired a career-best 67 in both the first and second rounds of the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate, where he finished in a tie for tenth… Tied for fourth, a career best, at the Southern Conference Championships… Finished in a tie for fifth at both the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate (70-71-72=213) and the Clemson Invitational (73-71-73=217) … Scored under par at both the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate (-3) and the Furman Intercollegiate (-2)… Named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll and the SoCon Academic All-Conference Team.

2016-17:  Joined the team for the spring season… Recorded a 75.5 stroke average over 15 rounds, tying for third on the Paladin team… Carded a season-best 72 in the second round of the Clemson Invitational…. Led the Paladins with a 77-72-74=223 to tie for 22nd at the Clemson Invitational… Finished in a tie for 21st at the Southern Conference Championships, his best finish of the season… Named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

High School/Junior Golf:  Helped Westminster to the 3A state championship as a sophomore and senior... Captured individual medalist honors at the 3A state championship his senior year and was the state individual runner-up his sophomore year... A three-time All-State selection... Honored as the Georgia High School Player of the Year in 2014 and 2016... Won the Southeast Junior Golf Magnolia Grove Junior Classic and the Southeastern Junior Golf Chattahoochee Junior Classic in 2016... Chosen team captain and competed as the quarterback on the Westminster state championship football team as a senior... James Keller Harper, IV was born on July 11, 1997, in Atlanta, Ga.... Son of Kel and Beth Harper... Grandfather, Jimmy Harper, played quarterback for the University of Georgia, served as a Southeastern Conference football official for many years, and is a member of the Georgia Athletic Hall of Fame... Great-grandfather, James K. "Doc" Harper, played football and baseball at Georgia, served as head football coach at Thomasville (Ga.) High School (1923-39), and was inducted into Georgia's Athletic Hall of Fame (1974)... Great-great-grandfather, H.B. Harper, a county doctor, delivered Ty Cobb as a baby... Plans to study business.