20-year-old Canadian-American Austin Connelly, started Sunday’s final spherical of British Open six shots behind and within the penultimate cluster at a serious championship.
Austin Connelly was born in an urban centre, lives in close to Irving and spent his summers in Scotia, Canada, where his father, Bill is from. He turned professional in 2015, deciding to not attend Arkansas that he had signed with the previous calendar month. His amateur accomplishments are such as winning the celebrated 2015 Jones Cup: a result that enabled him to achieve fourth on the globe Amateur Golf Ranking
He didn’t build a birdie till the eleventh hole, closed with a seventy three and tied for fourteenth. At stake was a spot within the Masters if he had stayed within the prime four. He might have secured a spot next year within the British Open if he had finished within the prime ten.
Austin Connelly brings Canadian content to British Open leader board.
Despite his disappointing finish, Connely is still upbeat about other games. He’s off to the Porsche European Open and after the aforementioned he would play the EU Tour the remainder of the year.
The 5-foot-7 skilled golfer of a hundred and fifty pounds definitely stood among the giants of the sport at Royal Birkdale at the 146th British Open. Connelly scraped into the most important tournament of his life by coming back through to final qualifying during a four-man competition at the Royal five Ports.
Connelly competes within the third-to-last cluster out weekday, simply 5 shots off the lead. He teed off before Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, Brooks Koepka and Ian Poulter.
He manoeuvred into third place from joint sixth at the beginning of the day. The 20-year-old alleged he would be happy to shoot four underneath within the third sphericalof the game’s oldest championship but not for Connelly.
Last year saw him play fulltime on the PGA Tour’s Canadian Mackenzie Tour, where he had four top-10s together with a second and a 3rd. He has spent this year floating between the EU Challenge Tour and main European Tour. He’s performed well in restricted starts on the EU Tour, wrenching up top-10 finishes within the ISPS Handa World Super half-dozen state capital and also the Nordea Masters.
Nothing urged he’d get into competition within the game’s oldest championship. However,a friend and new Champion player of the Year Jordan Spieth knew Connelly had it in him to perform on the game’s biggest stages.
Connelly lay 167th on the EU cash list with $86,000 in earnings before he arrived in Southport. He left with $217,000 in his European Tour checking account. He touched to 112th on the money list, eager to earn around another $133,000 to complete within the highest one hundred on the EU cash list and retain his enjoying rights for 2018.After his performance among the giants of world golf, this very little massive man ought not to have any drawback in achieving that