JOHNS CREEK, Ga. - Team Canada’s Corey Conners advanced to the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals Thursday, beating Spaniard Jon Rahm 3&1 at Atlanta Athletic Club.
A recent Kent State graduate, Conners led thru the first 12 holes before Rahm was able to square the match on No. 13. Conners would win holes 14, 15 and 17 to earn his victory.
Conners, a Listowel, Ont. native who is currently ranked as the No. 44 amateur in the world, finished as a semi-finalist at last year’s U.S. Amateur in Brookline, Mass. He also carries momentum from a successful summer which saw him capture the Jones Cup and place runner-up at the Men’s North & South Amateur Championship.
He now faces Zachary Olsen of Cordova, Tenn. Friday at 11:40am (EDT). Olsen is ranked 147th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.
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