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    Connor Polender

    Class: Junior 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

    Player News

    Polender Tabbed ASUN Men’s Golfer of the Week

    Liberty’s Connor Polender has been selected the ASUN Men’s Golfer of the Week after leading the Flames during the Marquette Intercollegiate at Erin Hills.

    September 9, 2021

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