Canadian Corey Conners won the Valero Texas Open for the second time in five years on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title, finishing at a four-under-par 68 for a one-stroke victory over rookie Sam Stevens.
Also the 2019 winner, the Listowel, Ontario native had a 15-under-par 273 total on TPC San Antonio’s Oaks course. The Canadian now heads to the Masters, where he tied for sixth last year for his second straight top-10 finish at Augusta National.
A shot behind Patrick Rodgers in the opening game, Conners had a three-shot lead after birdieing at number 15. Stevens eagled at 17, but missed a 9-foot birdie putt at 18 that would have tied it. Connors finished with a par 3-foot putt on 18.
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Stevens shot 66. Sam Ryder (66) and Matt Kuchar (68) followed at 13-under.
Rodgers saw the opportunity for his first tour win and his first Masters place slip away. He shot a 73 to finish fifth at 11-under.
Conners led after the first round with a 64 as the weather-delayed starting 18 ended on Friday. But his second-round 72 left him three behind Rodgers after 36 holes, which Conners snapped with his third-round 69.
Stevens was third last week at the PGA Tour stop in the Dominican Republic.