Austin Connelly has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for SMU. Connelly also made unofficial visits to Georgia, Alabama, Auburn and Arizona State. He narrowed his decision down to Georgia and SMU before deciding to join the Mustangs roster under head coach Josh Gregory.
Connelly, from Irving, Texas, attends iSchool High Lewisville. He is ranked No. 6 by Golfweek among Texas boys.
“I chose SMU for a number of reasons,” Connelly said. “The first of which is because I truly believe that Josh Gregory is the best coach in all of men’s college golf, and I believe that he has proven it time and time again. The second is because of the outstanding practice facility and golf course facility that they are about to build, along with the outstanding golf courses that they play day in and day out. The third is because of the school’s outstanding academics, along with the connections that can be made at SMU which are astounding. The fourth and final main reason is because my coach, Cameron McCormick, is here locally, and he is irreplaceable to me.”
In the past year, Connelly finished T-3 at the AJGA’s Under Armour/Hunter Mahan Championship and was T-9 at the Genesis Shootout. Connelly also finished T-11 at the Western Junior and made match play at the AJGA Polo Golf Classic.