27 Apr '13, 4am

Sage Valley: Connelly battles illness for 4-over 76: Austin Connelly held a share of the lead ... #sports #golf

Sage Valley: Connelly battles illness for 4-over 76: Austin Connelly held a share of the lead ... #sports #golf

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. –– Austin Connelly held a share of the lead at the Junior Invitational early on Friday, but come the end of the round, he was just happy to finish. "I'm not in great shape," said Connelly, who shot 4-over 76 and is T-26 after the first round. "I woke up this morning and my throat hurt really bad. I didn't have a lot of energy. Thursday night, I was very shaky and weak, had a fever and I just didn't feel well." Connelly, who won the Under Armour/Hunter Mahan Championship last week in McKinney, Texas, was given some antibiotics on Thursday night, and they seemed to do the trick early – he was 1 under through his first five holes. But he recorded five bogeys the rest of the way, including bogeys on each of the last three holes, to fall out of the lead. "The medicine helped me until about (hole No.) 13 and then I just crashed," Connelly said. "I was sitting ...

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