Corey Conners makes history with lowest round for Canadian at Masters

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Corey Conners has made history at the Masters.

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

The previous Canadian low was a 4-under-par 68. Mike Weir has shot 68 four times, including twice during his Masters victory in 2003.

Stephen Ames was the last to do it, in 2009. Dave Barr, Al Balding and Stan Leonard also fired 68s during the Masters.

Conners’ 7-under 65 is tied for the low round of the tournament so far.

Conners got through 16 holes of his second round on Friday before play was suspending due to darkness. However, after the horn blew Friday evening he elected to hit both his tee shot and his approach on the par-5 8th. He told Sportsnet via text it “definitely worked out to hit those shots last night” because of how cold it was Saturday morning.

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

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

He played his first as an amateur in 2015. His second Masters was last year, and he was the last entrant in the field after winning the Valero Texas Open the week prior to the event. This year, of course, the event is taking place in November.

The cut came at even par.

Nick Taylor made the cut on the number in his Masters debut. Weir finished at 1-under through 36 holes and will play rounds three and four at the Masters for the first time since 2014.

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

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