Buoyed by a first-round, course-record, 9-under par 61, Conners earned medalist honors in the Springfield, Ohio, sectional qualifier and his first U.S. Open start. Conners added a 67 in the afternoon to shoot 12-under 128 to top the field of 77 golfers competing at Springfield Country Club and tie the 36-hole sectional qualifying record posted by Peter Tomasulo in 2008. Was runner-up to Gunn Yang in the 2014 U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club, but turned professional after the following year's Masters to forfeit his exemption into the U.S. Open at Pinehurst (he failed to qualify). At Kent State, he won the 2012 Mid-America Conference Championship and finished fourth in the NCAA Championships. He also claimed the 2014 Jones Cup and represented Canada in the 2014 World Amateur Team Championship. Has one top-10 finish in nine Web.com Tour starts in 2017. Posted six top-10s last year on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica, including a tie for second in the Guatemala Stella Artois Open.