Monroe Invitational: Corey Conners takes lead
PITTSFORD, NY (June 12, 2013) -- Kent State's Corey Conners fired a 4-under 66 and leads a loaded field by two shots after one round of play at the 2013 Monroe Invitational Championship.
Conners, one of Canada's brightest collegiate-aged golfers and a rising to-be senior at Kent State, bogeyed his first hole bit managed six birdies in his round at the Donald Ross-designed Monroe Golf Club.
Kentucky's Cody Martin, Duke's Yaroslave Merkulov and Jack Maguire of Florida State are all tied for second place after firing opening-round 2-under 68s. Maquire is the reigning St. Augustine Amateur champion.
The Monroe Invitational features a top field with some of the best up-and-coming collegiate golfers in the country.
Dominic Bozzelli of Auburn, who recently placed second individually at the NCAA Championship, shot even-par 70.
Garrett Rank, the runner-up at last year's U.S. Mid-Amateur and perhaps the top mid-amateur in the field, shot 2-over 72 and is tied for 28th.
The 72-hole stroke play championship runs through Saturday and features no cut.
Play continues at Monroe Golf Club early Thursday
ABOUT THE The Monroe Invitational
The Monroe Invitational is held at Monroe Golf Club
in Pittsford, NY, and is one of the oldest amateur
tournaments in the United States, dating back to its
first playing in 1937. The course is a Donald Ross
design that is a Golfweek Top 100 Classic Course.
The tournament is a 72 hole stroke play event with a
54 hole cut. Invitations are sent out to exempt
players in early February, but the Tournament
Committee would encourage any interested players
to apply for a non-exempt invitation through the
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