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Ian McConnellClass: Freshman
Previous School: Homeschooled
Hometown: Riverview, Fla.
Home Course: Summerfield Crossing Golf Course
Fall 2010 (Fr.): Finished his first fall season with the program with a 73.8 stroke average, with four out of 12 rounds at par or better … ranked No. 7 in the Big South in scoring average … 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.
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