Corey Conners in contention at 2020 Houston Open

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Corey Conners of Listowel, Ontario is in contention after the second round of the 2020 Houston Open. Heading into Saturday’s third round, Conners is at -4, and is three shots back of leader Sam Burns of Shreveport, Louisiana, who is at -7.

Conners is currently tied for fourth place with two Americans (Brandt Snedeker of Nashville, Tennessee and Patton Kizzire of Montgomery, Alabama) and two South African natives (Dawie van Der Walt of Paarl, and Aaron Wise of Cape Town). It should be noted that even though Wise is a South African native, Wise moved to California at age three and represents the United States.

Meanwhile, there is a two-way tie for second place. Carlos Ortiz of Guadalajara, and 2015 PGA Championship winner Jason Day of Beaudesert, Australia are each at -5 and two strokes back.

Conners shot a one-under-par 69 in round one on Thursday, and a three-under-par 67 in round two on Friday. In round one, Conners had three birdies and two bogeys. He birdied the third, 15th and 16th holes, and bogeyed the 10th and 14th holes. In round two, Conners had four birdies and one bogey. He birdied the third, 14th, 15th and 17th holes, and bogeyed the 18th.

Conners has had success in Texas before. Last year in San Antonio, he won the Valero Texas Open.

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