Corey Conners makes history with lowest round for Canadian masters


Corey Conners made history at the Masters.

The PGA Tour winner shot a 7 under par 65 in his second round, the lowest score ever for a Canadian at Augusta National.

The previous Canadian low was a 4 under par of 68. Mike Weir shot 68 four times, including two in his Masters victory in 2003.

Stephen Ames was the last to do so in 2009. Dave Barr, Al Balding and Stan Leonard also shot 68 in the Masters.

Conners’ Under-65s are tied for the low round of the tournament so far.

Conners had 16 holes in his second round on Friday before play was suspended due to darkness. However, after the horn sounded on Friday night, he chose to strike both his tee shot and his approach on par 5 8th. He told Sportsnet via text message that “it really worked to hit those shots last night” due to the cold weather on Saturday morning.

He rolled in a birdie on No.8 and added a birdie on No.9 for good measure.

The Listowel, Ont. Native is playing his third Masters – none of which has been “typical.”

He played his first as an amateur in 2015. His second Masters was last year, and he was the last participant on the field after winning the Valero Texas Open the week before the event. This year, of course, the event takes place in November.

The cut is tied.

Nick Taylor made the cut on numbers in his Masters debut. Weir finished 1 under at 36 holes and will play the third and fourth rounds at the Masters for the first time since 2014.

Adam Hadwin finished 1-over (74-71) and missed the cup.


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