T.O. Preview: Conner Key - June 13, 2017

Holliday rising senior, Conner Key returns to the T.O. Jr Golf Tournament after playing last year.

"Yeah, I didn't play very good, but I played in it," he jokes.

In fact, this will be his fourth year competing in the T.O. Golf has always been in Conner's life, "My uncle is a pro at River Creek, and I've been playing since I was probably, seven. Hanging out out there, not even really playing golf, just hanging out and being out there."

This year, Conner is confident he'll improve, "This year, probably top ten, maybe top five, just play good. A lot better than state."

Conner made his second consecutive trip to the state golf tournament as a junior, and he liked the improvement he saw this year, "It was a lot easier, a lot more frustrating, but a lot easier around. A lot of tap-ins."

Conner also plays football for the Eagles.

"I probably like football more. By a lot....a lot more energy, it's a lot more fun, it's a team effort."

He says there are definitely similarities between the two sports, "Just mentally grind. All day. And you have to stick with it."

And Holliday athletic director and football coach Frank Johnson says Conner is a perfect example of a multi-sport athlete, "Well you know, you got to like Conner. Anybody that plays multiple sports in Holliday, Texas are the kind of kids I love. In general, if you have a kid playing multiple sports, they're great competitors. And I think other than hitting something hard, the sports are kind of opposite extremes. But at the same time, what you get, anybody that's played golf, if you're putting, I don't care if it's this far or twenty feet, if there's a quarter even on that putt there's a lot of pressure on it. And if you can sink that putt, you've overcome that pressure and play. Well, the same thing can be said on Friday night. I know if Conner will come out here and handle a pressure-packed putt, then he'll be able to handle making a tackle, or running a ball for a half a yard or fifty yards, whatever I need."


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