Charleston, S.C. - While the rest of his friends were still sitting in a desk at Bluffton High School, Connor Moore was receiving Big South All Freshman Team honors after graduating high school a semester early and joining the Buccaneers for the spring season.
"I like to say that in two weeks I went from being a high school senior to a college sophomore," said Moore. "I had a great team around me that helped me transition."
Moore may be a quantitative thinker and a math major, but if he had his way, he would not use his major to land his dream career.
Favorite genre of music: Hip-Hop
Favorite Artist: Drake
Haunted House or the Fair: Fair. I've had more fun experiences there. I get creeped out easily.
The Office or Parks and Rec: The Office. Absolutely.
Favorite Movie: The Blindside
Favorite Club: Driver
Favorite Subject in School: Math
If you had a superpower, what would it be? Teleportation
Personal Hero: My mom. She grew up as an athlete and now has MS. I wear this orange ribbon on my hat in honor of her. Knowing it's a privilege getting to be out there playing this sport.
If you could give a younger version of yourself advice, what would it be? Stay patient. Don't try to chase your dreams in one day.
Biggest Accomplishment: Selected to play in the 1st Tee Open in 2016. I went through the program, coached younger kids and then got to play at Pebble Beach playing with pros.
Favorite Color: Purple
Any rituals/superstitions: I always have 3 tees and a poker chip in my pocket. I also double knot my shoes and I always roll my shorts up.
Most surprising song on your playlist: Four Minutes by Madonna and Justin Timberlake.
Secret Talent: I can cook and present it really well. Like I can make a salad look really good.
Favorite professional golfer: Rory McIlroy
Any nicknames: Bob and Rad
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go? Ireland with my mom.
Any siblings: One older sister
Favorite drink: Mango acai smoothie
Hardest thing about transitioning to college: Getting out and feeling that I belonged on campus. Knowing I was younger than everyone else and making friends outside of the team.
Due to some close calls last season Moore feels he is ready to accomplish his goal this year.
"Every day I wake up wanting to win a college tournament."
The Bucs will host the East Bay Deli Classic on Kiawah Island starting on Sunday, November 4.