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Former UTA golfer qualifies for PGA TOUR event

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Paul McConnell

Former UTA men's golfer Paul McConnell fired a 5-under par 67 Monday to qualify for the Valero Texas Open, a PGA TOUR event scheduled for this weekend at TPC San Antonio.

An Allen, Texas resident, McConnell played in two PGA TOUR events in 2016 - the Valero Texas Open and the Shell Houston Open.  He Monday qualified for each of those events.  He has two top-10s in 32 career starts on Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada. He finished T80 in his lone Web.com Tour start, at the 2015 Price Cutter Charity Championship.

The Valero Texas Open, first played in 1922, is the 3rd oldest PGA TOUR tournament. This year's event features 12 major championship winners and four former FedExCup champions in the field, in addition to defending champion Kevin Chappell.

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