Conners leads Canadian Amateur entering final round
-story by Morgan Bell of Golf Canada
WINNIPEG, Canada (August 6, 2014) – Corey Conners sits in the driver’s seat one-stroke in front of the field heading into the final round of the 110th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship.
The Listowel, Ont. native opened his third round by firing a 3-under 32 front-nine, but closed with four bogeys over his final six holes to finish with a 2-under 68. His 8-under 204 total leaves him one-stroke clear of New Mexico’s Sam Saunders.
“I’m happy with my score, just kind of disappointed with all the bogeys,” Conners said. “I’ll try to smooth things out a little bit, I don’t know I just kind of got out of my rhythm towards the end, got a little antsy or excited.”
Now leading the way, the Team Canada member will face a familiar challenge on Thursday over the final 18 holes at Elmhurst Golf and Country Club. The 22-year-old has finished no worse than third in his last three attempts at the national amateur championship title.
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ABOUT THE Canadian Amateur
National Championship of the Royal Canadian
Golf Associtation, the governing body of golf in
Canada, representing close to 300,000
In addition to
providing core services such as the Rules of
Golf, handicapping, support of turfgrass and
environmental research, and BMO Financial
Group Future Links, Canada's national junior
golf program, the RCGA also conducts Canada's
most prestigious golf championships. The Bell
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Canadian Women's Open attract the best
professional golfers in the world, while six
regional junior championships, nine national
amateur championships and the BMO Financial
Group Canadian Women's Tour showcase the
best of Canadian golf.
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