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Connor Polender

Class: Sophomore Position: Height: 6-0 Weight: 165 Previous School: Lake Forest High School Hometown: Lake Bluff, Ill.

2019-20 (So.):
• Season Stroke Average: 73.17
• Fall Stroke Average: 73.22
• Spring Stroke Average: 73.11
• Participated in six tournaments
• Played 7-of-18 rounds during the season at par or better (38.9 percent)
• Finished tied for 25th place as an individual at the Marquette Intercollegiate, posting a score of 3-over par 219 (75-71-73) for his best showing of the fall season
• Opened the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic Invite with back-to-back rounds in the 60s, finishing the event tied for 46th place with a 2-under par 211 (67-69-75)
• Finished tied for 25th place as an individual at the Sea Best Invitational, carding a 3-over par 213 (74-67-72) that included a career-low round of 67 (3-under par)
• Had his first collegiate top-10 finish at the Bash as the Beach, finishing tied for fifth place with a 6-under par 210 (68-72-70)

2018-19 (Fr.):
• Season Stroke Average: 74.13
• Fall Stroke Average: 73.50
• Spring Stroke Average: 74.33
• Participated in three events
• Posted a pair of sub-70 rounds during his first collegiate season
• Finished tied for 29th place at the Patriot Intercollegiate with a 5-over par 147 (78-69), including a closing round two-under par 69 during his collegiate debut
• Finished tied for 23rd place with a 6-over par 219 at the Bash at the Beach (74-69-76), including a second round two-under par 69

Prep/Amateur:
• Graduated from Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, Ill.
• Third-place finisher at the Illinois State Golf Championship as a sophomore
• Helped Lake Forest High School to a runner-up finish at the state championship as a senior
• Runner-up at AJGA Wincraft/McArthur Towel and Sports Future Legends as a senior
• Played in Junior PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club as a senior
• Runner-up at AJGA Senior Showcase as a senior
• Fifth place at Illinois State Junior Amateur as a senior
• Three-year member of the varsity golf and tennis programs
• IHSA State Tennis Singles Championship qualifier as a freshman
• Third place in doubles at Illinois State Tennis Championship
• Two-time honor roll member

Personal:
• Birthday is on Jan. 24
• Son of Mihaele and Russell Polender
• Comes from an athletics family with his father, Russell (Wheaton College) and his brother, Brice (Richmond), playing collegiate tennis
• Sport Management major