Canadian Corey Conners caused quite a stir at the second round of the BMW Championship, the second stop of the FedEX Cup series, in the PGA, he settling in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday for season two.
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The representative of the maple leaf delivered one of the best results of the second day of activity with 67 (-4) hits on the white object. His five birdies against a single bogey allowed him to jump 11 positions.
“I feel like I’ve played well the last two days,” Conners admitted in a press conference after his round. I position the ball well on my tee shots, hit good iron shots and just try to create as many opportunities as possible. I missed a few but feel good for the laps this weekend.”
The Canadian has no room for error either, starting the tournament just inside the top 30 of the FedEx Cup. With only the top 30 in this standings qualifying for the final event of the season at the end of the BMW Championship, Conners has no choice but to do well or be relegated.
“Earlier in the year, playing and winning the PGA Championship was definitely a goal,” added Conners. I’ll definitely give myself that chance this week if I play well.”
With an overall score of 135 (-7), he starts the third round level with three other competitors, one shot behind the leader: Australian Adam Scott.
The latter was on course to easily outrun his opponents after birding four of the first 16 pennants of his second round, but a double bogey in round 17 severely reduced his lead.
In addition to Conners, three other Maple Leaf members are in contention for this tournament. Adam Hadwin and Taylor Pendrith are best positioned, tied in 22nd, five strokes behind the leader.
After a disastrous first round of 75 (+4), Mackenzie Hughes has recovered somewhat with a 68 (-3), but is still a comfortable nine shots off the lead.