Corey Conners finishes fifth at Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic
Kent State junior and Team Canada member posts three rounds in the 60's
Golf Canada/ Morgan Bell
Published on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 04:19PM EST
Kent State’s Corey Conners wrapped up his NCAA collegiate fall season with a solid fifth place finish at the Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic in El Paso, Texas on Tuesday.
Over three rounds of play at the El Paso Country Club, Conners had an eagle and 16 birdies coupled with 8 bogeys to finish 10-under par, four strokes behind tournament champion, Kevin Penner of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Conners recorded three straight rounds in the 60’s (67,67,69).
The 20-year-old, Listowel, Ont., native earned an invitation into the event after tying for fourth place at the 2012 NCAA Championship. His 71.74 scoring average last season as a sophomore, was the third best single-season average in Kent State history.
The Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic is one the oldest collegiate golf tournaments. Its purpose is to honour the best in collegiate golf in a head-to-head format. Many of the PGA Tour’s elite have participated in the event and it has become known as a tournament for rising stars.
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