Kent State Recruit Corey Conners Ties For Medalist Honors At Junior Golf World Cup
KENT, Ohio — Kent State men's golf recruit Corey Conners tied for medalist honors to help Canada finish in a tie for third place at the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup 2010. Conners fired a final round 66 (-5) to match Yosuke Asaji of Japan and Denmark's Lucas Bjerregaard at 10-under 274 for the 72-hole event.
After getting off to a relatively slow start (73-70), Conners (Listowel, Ontario) closed strong with rounds of 65-66 to help Canada jump from sixth to third at 15-under — just a stroke behind the United States. Japan ran away with the team title at 30-under.
"Corey Conners was obviously a star, shooting 131 (-11) over the last 36 holes," Canada Coach Henry Brunton said. "He had a remarkable week. He's an unbelievably impressive individual — very strong character. You couldn't get a better young man. He's improved so much. He's come so far in the last eight months it is incredible.
"Coach (Herb) Page is going to be a very happy man when he gets him at Kent State (University) this fall. He gets full marks for what he has accomplished here. He played great golf, he's playing like a young pro and it's fun to watch him play."
The Golden Flashes, who did not have a single senior on their roster this past season, are coming off a 20th-place finish at the 2010 NCAA Championship.