MUNCIE, Ind. — Brittany Kelly, PGA professional, and record-setting Ball State women’s golfer, died Tuesday.
Kelly was 32-years-old when she died from cancer.
She was recently awarded the 2022 Indiana PGA Gold Professional of the Year Award and was named into the Ball State Athletics Hall of Fame, becoming the first women’s golfer in Ball State history to do so.
“Brittany or “BK”, as teammates refer to her, was one of the reasons I started playing golf more competitively, and if anyone could fire up your competitive spirit, it was her,” said Indiana Golf Assistant Executive Director, Autumn Strong in a Facebook post.
Strong was a teammate of Kelly’s both in high school and college.
“BK’s golf career speaks for itself but more importantly I found her outlook on life to be inspiring, especially as she battled her disease like a true competitor. Saying goodbye to a good friend like BK is hard but I take away how kind and caring she was, how much she cherished family, and to not take a single day for granted.”