In Nevada, Connor Motherway wins Capital City Classic
Capital City Classic winner Connor Motherway
If the end of May is any indication, competitive golf's comeback from the coronavirus pandemic is really taking hold. In Nevada, 36-hole tournaments were played over back-to-back weekends to close out the month.
The Nevada Capital City Classic, hosted by Eagle Valley Golf Course, played its part by hosting a solid field just a week after the Boulder City Amateur.
Reno, Nevada native Connor Motherway, who secured a T20 at the AGC Silicon Valley Amateur and a T3 at the McClure Cup earlier this year finally got over the hump with a win at Eagle Valley.
In his opening round, Motherway traded three birdies and three bogeys on the front nine for a 36 before catching fire on 10 through 13 with four-straight birdies en route to a 32 giving him a three shot lead after round one.
“I made a good birdie on 10, made another one on 11, 12 is kind of a gettable par-5, and then I almost made a hole-in-one on 13,” Motherway, an AmateurGolf.com member, said on the phone.
Motherway posted his second-straight 68 on Sunday but this time with a much cleaner scorecard. Motherway's bogey free final round helped him cruise home with the title at 8-undre 136. He birdied Nos. 5, 8, 11, and 15, then parred in to claim the title by five over Griffin Cooper and Mitchell Cornell. Both players tied for second at 3-under 141.
Nobody else came within 10 shots of the leaders, who teed off knowing someone in their group was going to walk away with the title.
A freshman on the University of Nevada golf team, Motherway finished the abbreviated NCAA season with a 74.25 scoring average through three events including a season-best 65 at the Wolfpack Shootout in the fall semester.
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36-hole stroke play tournament with scratch and net
divisions. Maximum Playing Handicap of 27 for men and
36 for women.
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