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Ian McConnell

Class: Senior
Position:
Height: 5-11
Weight: 140

Previous School: Homeschooled

Hometown: Riverview, Fla.

Home Golf Course:
River Hills Country Club
Valrico, Fla.

Fall 2013 (Sr.):
• Fall stroke average: 74.00
• Competed in all four events for the Flames during the fall
• Played three of his 12 rounds at even par or better during the fall
• Opened the season with a three-under par round of 69 at the Northern Intercollegiate
• Tied for 24th place at the Shoal Creek Invitational with a two-over par 218 (68-75-75)
• Tied for 11th place at the Rod Myers Invitational with a one-over par 217 (74-69-74)

2012-13 (Jr.):
• Season stroke average: 74.77
• Fall stroke average: 74.89
• Spring stroke average: 74.71
• Posted one top 10 finish in 10 events
• Recorded four rounds at par or better
• Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Named to the GCAA/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar team, becoming the 10th golfer in program history to earn the distinguished academic honor
• Tied for second at the Rees Jones Invitational, finishing with a three-over par 219 (68-74-77)
• Tied for 16th place at the Rod Myers Invitational with a one-over par 217 (77-72-68)
• Tied for 23rd place at the SunTrust Gator Invitational with a five-over par 215 (72-72-71)
• Tied for 17th place at the Big South Men's Golf Championship with a 12-over par 228 (77-75-76)
• Part of Liberty's NCAA Fayetteville Regional roster, finishing tied for 53rd place with an 18-over par 234 (77-83-74)

2011-12 (So.):
• Season stroke average: 74.24
• Fall stroke average: 73.90
• Spring stroke average: 74.37
• Posted two top 10 finishes in 13 events
• Recorded 10 rounds at par or better
• Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Tied for 13th place at the Inverness Invitational, posting a two-over par 73 at the rain-shortened 18-hole event
• Tied for seventh place at the ODU-Outerbanks Collegiate Golf Tournament with a three-under par 213 (71-68-74)
• Tied for ninth place at the Sea Best Seaford Invitational with a six-over par 222 (71-75-76)
• Part of Liberty's lineup that won the Big South Men's Golf Championship, NCAA Greensboro Regional and finished in 10th place at the NCAA Men's Golf National Championship
• Tied for 12th place at the Big South Men's Golf Championship with a one-over par 217 (73-72-72)
• Tied for 44th place at the NCAA Greensboro Regional with an 11-over par 227 (79-76-72)
• Tied for 135th place at the NCAA Men's Golf National Championship with a 19-over par 232 (74-80-78)

2010-11 (Fr.):
• Season stroke average: 74.47
• Fall stroke average: 73.75
• Spring stroke average: 76.20
• Recorded five rounds at par or better
• Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Closed out his first collegiate tournament with an even par 72 and finished tied for 45th place at the Golfweek Conference Challenge with an eight-over par 224 (73-79-72)
• Captured his first collegiate individual title carding a seven-under par 209 (72-68-69) at the Richmond Intercollegiate
• Was named the Big South Men's Golfer of the Week on Oct. 15 following his victory at the Richmond Intercollegiate
• Closed out his first year at Liberty with a tie for 39th place at the Cavalier Classic with a 14-over par 158 (77-81)

Prep/Amateur:
• Homeschooled
• Four-year letterwinner of his homeschool league
• 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
• 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:
• Birthday is on Nov. 25
• Son of Guy and Leslie McConnell
• Government major
• Has political aspirations following graduation