Corey Conners in second place after round two of the 2023 Canadian Open

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Corey Conners of Listowel, Ontario is in second place after round two of the 2023 Canadian Open at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club in Toronto, Ontario. It should be noted that no Canadian has won the Canadian Open since Pat Fletcher of Montreal, Quebec won in 1954 at Point Grey Golf Club in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Conners is at eight-under-par after 36 holes. He is tied with Aaron Rai and Tyrrell Hatton of England, and C.T. Pan of Taiwan. They are one stroke back of the leader, Carl Yuan of China, who is at -9.

There is a six-way tie for sixth place at -7. The six golfers two strokes back are all American. They are Andrew Novak, Brendon Todd, Harry Higgs, Justin Lower, Jonathan Byrd, and Chesson Hadley. There is also a five-way tie for 12th at six-under-par. There you find Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, Justin Rose of England, Mark Hubbard and Nate Lashley of the United States, and S.H. Kim of South Korea. McIlroy and Rose are major champions. McIlroy won the 2011 United States Open, 2012 and 2014 PGA Championship, and 2014 British Open. Rose won the 2013 United States Open.

In round two, Conners posted a score of three-under-par 68. He had four birdies and one bogey. Conners birdied the second, eighth, 13th, and 18th holes, and bogeyed the third hole. In round one, he posted a score of five-under-par 67. Conners birdied the first, seventh, 10th, 12th, and 18th holes. He was the co-leader after round one. Conners was tied with Lower, Hadley and Rai.

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