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Kelli Shean

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Nickname  Kellogs
ANA Inspiration  DNP
Education  University of Arkansas
College  University of Arkansas
Height  1.7 m

Spouse  Chandler Rackley
Role  Golfer
Nationality  South Africa
Name  Kelli Shean
Turned professional  2011
Born  10 September 1987 (age 28) Cape Town, South Africa (1987-09-10)
Residence  Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.

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Kelli Shean Rackley (born 10 September 1987) is a golfer from South Africa. She graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2011. She married Chandler Rackley of Little Rock, Arkansas, in June 2011. They moved back to Little Rock, where she currently coaches at her own Academy, "More Than a Game Golf Academy".


History and family

Shean was born in Cape Town, South Africa to Stephen and Dianne Shean. She has two older brothers, Gary and Trevor, and an older sister, Desray.

Amateur career

Shean had a successful amateur career in South Africa.

In 2005, she achieved the following:

  • Finished 2nd along with Ashleigh Simon in the Spirit International Team Championships in Women's Division
  • Runner-up as South African Team in the World Division
  • Runner-up South African Amateur Stroke Play Championships
  • Won South Africa Amateur Match Play Championships
  • Won Order of Merit for Ernie Els Junior Tour with 2 wins, 3 runners-up, and one 3rd-place finish
  • In 2006, she won all of the following:

  • World Amateur Team Championships
  • Gauteng Open Match Play Championships
  • Southern Cape Open Championships
  • Kwa-Zulu Natal Open Championships by a record 11 shots
  • Western Province Open Championships by a record 12 shots
  • Collegiate career

    Shean came to the University of Arkansas on a golf scholarship in 2007 and participated in every tournament while attending the University. Her first collegiate win came in 2009 at Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational in Kansas where she finished 7 under par.

    Professional career

    Shean participated in her first LPGA event in September 2009 as an amateur. She tied for 27th in the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship.

    Shean competed in the 2010 U.S. Women's Open as her second professional event, placing 65th. She was leading the majority of the first round, where she gained most of her publicity.


    Kelli Shean Wikipedia