Conners and Pendrith crack top 5 at Davidson Invitational

March 04, 2014

by: Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada

Davidson, N.C. - Playing for Kent State, Team Canada’s Corey Conners and Taylor Pendrith both finished inside the top 5 at the Davidson College Invitational.

Conners, a 22-year-old senior, finished the tournament in third, with a 1-over 145 (73-72).  The Listowel, Ont. native is coming off a playoff win at the prestigious Jones Cup last month in Sea Island, Ga.

Pendrith, also a senior, finished a single-stroke behind Conners in fourth place. The Richmond Hill, Ont. native shot a 75-71 to close at 2-over par at the River Run Country Club. Pendrith has a recent prestigious win of his own, taking home the hardware at the 2013 Porter Cup in July.

Thanks to their hot play of late, Conners and Pendrith both sit inside the top 50 on the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) at No.23 and 31, respectively. The dynamic duo has also been placed on the Ben Hogan Award Watch List. The prestigious award is given annually to the top college golfer in the country.

Conner Hayden, a Chilhowie, Va. native, captured medalist honours with a 2-under 142. Collectively, the Tennessee Volunteers won team play by 11 strokes over second place Kent State.

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