Austin Connelly is two shots behind leader Alvaro Quiros going to the final round in Morocco at the Trophee Hassan II.
Connelly started the week with a 69 before firing back to back 71’s, putting him tied for sixth going into the final round at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam.
His best finish this season on the European Tour came in February in Malaysia at the Maybank Championship, where he finished tied for 62nd.
Connelly is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. He was raised in Irving Texas but spent summers in Nova Scotia where his grandparents live. Connelly’s dad was born in Toronto.
Throughout his amateur career, Connelly flipped back in forth between representing the United States and Canada, maintaining the idea that he would represent whatever country furthered his game the most.
In last years Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, Connelly finished tied for 14th, with a pair of rounds in the 60’s.
Tomorrow morning Connelly tees off at 6:55 am eastern time and is paired with Joost Luiten and Alexander Bjork.