Canada’s Conners posts second straight top-10 finish

Corey Conners (Andy Lyons/ Getty Images)

GREAT ABACO, Bahamas – Team Canada Young Pro Squad member Corey Conners collected a second consecutive top-10 Tour finish on Wednesday at the Great Abaco Classic.

Conners, 25, closed the event with a 6-under 66 for the day’s low score, boosting the Listowel, Ont., product up nine spots into a share of seventh for the tournament. The Kent State graduate finished at 9-under par overall (73-68-71-67), seven strokes back of champion Andrew Landry of Port Neches-Groves, Tex.

Conners’ recent performance on the Tour makes a strong case for extended status throughout the season; he is currently exempt in the first eight events. After this week’s result, Conners sits No. 6 on the Tour money list with $41,250.

Fellow Canadians Justin Shin and Albin Choi also made the cut in the Bahamas. Shin, a Team Canada graduate, finished with four straight even-par rounds to end up tied for 44th. Toronto’s Choi, also a Young Pro Squad member, struggled in Wednesday’s final with an 80 (+8) to slip 43 spots into a tie for 56th.

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