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Ian McConnellClass: Sophomore
Previous School: Homeschooled
Hometown: Riverview, Fla.
Home Course: Summerfield Crossing Golf Course
Fall 2011 (Fr.): Posted a 73.9 stroke average during the fall season to rank third on the team … competed in all four team events during the fall, finishing Top 30 in each event … tied for 22nd place with an eight-over par 224 (75-72-77) at the Gopher Invitational … tied for 13th place with a two-over par 73 at the rain-shortened Inverness Intercollegiate … tied for 26th place with a 13-over par 229 (79-72-78) at the Rees Jones Invitational … found red numbers for the second time in his career with a three-under par 213 (71-68-74) to finish in seventh place at the ODU-Outerbanks Collegiate Golf Tournament.
2010-11 (Fr.): Finished his first year with the program with a 74.5 stroke average … posted five rounds at par or better … closed out his first collegiate event with an ever par 72 at the Golfweek Conference Challenge and finished tied for 45th place with an eight-over par 224 … claimed individual medalist honors as an individual at the Richmond Intercollegiate … fired a seven-under par 209, thanks to back-to-back rounds in the 60s (four-under par 68 and a three-under par 69) … was named Big South Golfer of the Week for his efforts at the Richmond Intercollegiate … closed out the fall with a seven-over par 223 at the ODU/OuterBanks Collegiate Golf Tournament to finished tied for 52nd place … finished tied for 57th place at the Border Olympics in his lone team event of the spring, firing a seven-over par 223 (72-76-75) … closed out the season with a 14-over par 158 (77-81) at the Cavalier Classic.
Prep: Four-year letterwinner … four-time first-team all-conference … three-time district champion … regional champion as a sophomore and regional runner-up as a junior … County Player of the Year as a sophomore, junior and senior … also qualified for the U.S. Public Links his last three years of high school … honorable-mention all-country as a freshman … posted a 37.0 stroke average as a freshman … posted a 75 at the district championships … U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier as a freshman … posted a 36.5 stroke average as a sophomore and finished in 12th place at the state championship … 35.6 stroke average during his junior year, helping to a 16th-place finish at the state championship … Rolex All-American as a senior … finished his senior season with a 36.1 stroke average.
Personal: Son of Guy and Leslie McConnell … birthday is on November 25 … is majoring in government at Liberty … has political aspirations following graduation.
What's In Your Golf Bag:
Driver: Ping i15
Fairway Wood: Ping G10
Irons: Ping s57
Wedge: Ping Tour-S
Putter: Ping Redwood
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1