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    Conners, Monday qualifier, Wins Valero Texas Open

    Corey Conners

    It’s a breakthrough victory for Conners, a 27-year-old Canadian ranked 196th in the world. He’s dabbled on the PGA Tour’s smaller circuits the past few years but he’s now exempt through the 2021 season. He’s also now the last man to receive a coveted Masters invite. It will be just his third major championship start of his career. He missed the cut at the 2015 Masters when he qualified as an amateur.

    Corey Conners came home with six birdies on the back nine to win the Valero Texas Open by two shots Sunday, earning the final spot in the Masters field.

    After a lengthy rain delay, Conners opened with four birdies in his first five holes to take a four-shot lead before four consecutive bogeys to fall back to even par for the day.

    Conners finished the day with a 6-under 66 to finish 20 under at TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Oaks Course. Charley Hoffman finished second at 18 under.

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