Connor Jones

Golf Person of the Year 2023

Currently a senior at Colorado State University—to which he transferred after two years at the University of Denver—the Westminster native has enjoyed an incredible 2022.

Jones swept the Colorado Golf Association men’s major championships—the Match Play and the Amateur—and was low amateur in the Inspirato Colorado Open, finishing third overall. The only others ever to accomplish that trifecta are Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Gary Longfellow (the 1974 Colorado Open’s outright winner) and 2021 CGHOF Person of the Year Colin Prater. Unlike either of them, however, Jones also set the Colorado Open amateur scoring record with a 19-under-par total.

Against an elite field at July’s Trans-Mississippi Amateur Championship, Jones forced a playoff with Pepperdine’s William Mouw, before losing on the second extra hole at Denver Country Club.

Jones also captured three individual titles in college tournaments—the Mountain West Conference championship, the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational and the TPC Colorado Collegiate.

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