first_imgConners was able to remain at the top of the leaderboard behind 10 birdies. The margin of victory wouldn’t have been as narrow if he didn’t also card four bogeys. The mishaps came on the final four holes on the front nine, but he quickly rallied and fired off three consecutive birdies after the turn.He finished the day 6-under 66 to match his third round score, and claimed the Valero Texas Open championship at 20 under for the tournament. Conners is the first Monday qualifier to win since 2010. Related News The final day at the Valero Texas Open turned into a heavyweight bout, with Corey Conners coming away the victor.It was the Canadian professional’s first PGA Tour win, but it definitely didn’t come easy. He first had to outplay 54-hole leader Si Woo Kim and then had to fend off Charley Hoffman and a streaking Ryan Moore at the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio.  Valero Texas Open: Si Woo Kim remains in control with one-stroke lead NCAA champion Jennifer Kupcho 1st woman to win at Augusta Nationalcenter_img O Canada! 🇨🇦🏆@CoreConn’s crazy round ends with a victory.The Canadian has claimed his first win @ValeroTXOpen. #LiveUnderPar— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 7, 2019Conners secured a two-stroke lead with two holes to play after Hoffman couldn’t convert a birdie on the 16th hole. Hoffman, who won the event in 2016, did birdie the par-5 18th, but it came too late. He finished 5-under 67 to claim second place (18 under).Moore finished in third (17 under) after moving into contention with the help of an eagle to start his day. He was mistake free and had six birdies for his best round of the tournament, 8-under 64.At one point, he birdied four holes through a stretch on the back nine to share the lead but couldn’t fire anymore and had two back-to-back pars on the 17th and 18th holes. It’s his best finish, and first top-10 finish, of the season.Birdies on four of his last five holes. @RyanMoorePGA is tied for the lead.#LiveUnderPar— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 7, 2019Kim fell into a tie for fourth place (15 under) as a double bogey and two bogeys halted his momentum. He finished even-par 72 and was joined by Brian Stuard.Kevin Streelman finished in sixth place (14 under) and a sizable tie for seventh (12 under) — including Graeme McDowell, Byeong Hun An and Matt Kuchar — rounded out the top 10.  Golfers will now prepare for the first major of the season.The Masters begins Thursday with Conners receiving the final invite.last_img