GEORGETOWN, SC (August 7, 2016) -- Great conditions
again greeted the field for the final round of the 85th
South Carolina Amateur Championship at DeBordieu
Club in Georgetown, SC. Carson Young of Pendleton
held onto his third round lead and claimed his second
SCGA Amateur Championship in four years.
Young began the day with a two shot lead over
Andrew Novak of Mt. Pleasant. He made bogey on the
first hole. When asked if the bogey worried him he
said, “you can’t think about that. I actually had two
chip-ins, there and 14.” The chip-in on seven steadied
the ship and he finished the front nine at even par.
Novak closed the gap by one, shooting 1-under on
the front with birdies on No. 7 and the par-5 9th.
Young however stretched his lead to two with the chip-
in on the par three fourteenth and made all pars coming
in to finish at two under 70 on the day and 11-under-
par for the championship.
This is “definitely one of the best. To win this
tournament twice I know it’s something special. If you
ask me today, it’s probably the best just because I
haven’t won in so long,” Young stated.
With his second title, Young joins the ranks of only
six other players that have won the SCGA Amateur
Championship multiple times in the stroke play era
which began in 1958. He joins fellow Clemson Tigers
and PGA Tour professionals Lucas Glover and DJ Trahan
as well as his head coach Larry Penley as repeat
This SCGA Amateur Championship resembled the
recent Open Championship in Ireland in terms of a two
horse race. Novak and Young were paired together for
each round this week and both showcased their shot
making abilities, outpacing the field by ten and seven
shots respectively. As the tournament wore on, only
four players finished under-par – Young, Novak, Bryson
Nimmer of Bluffton and the ever steady, former Walker
Cup team member Todd White of Spartanburg. Nimmer
and White tied for third at 1-under-par 287 for the four
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