Jamie Young captures Speed Golf World Championship
18 Oct 2016
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: Speed Golf World Championship, The Glen Club

2016 Champion Speedgolfer of the Year Jamie Young <br>(Speedgolf International Photo)
2016 Champion Speedgolfer of the Year Jamie Young
(Speedgolf International Photo)

GLENVIEW, IL (October 18, 2016) -- On Tuesday Jamie Young became the 2016 Champion Speedgolfer of the Year by virtue of his four-stroke win at the Speedgolf World Championships. Young was the only player to finish in red figures as he posted a 2-under tally after four rounds at The Glen Club.

The Speed Golf World Championship began on Monday with two rounds of play, first a round on a strictly par-3 course and then a round on a regular course. The pattern was repeated on Tuesday.

Young, 52-years-old, took a two shot midway point lead thanks to rounds of 50-72 that left him at 4-under. In his opening round on the par-3 course, Young started with 15 straight pars before he birdied the final four holes.

Returning to the par-3 course for the third round on Tuesday the script was much of the same, only this time Young parred the first 16-holes before finishing with three straight birdies to reach 7-under.

The 3-under 51 provided more then enough cushion and despite a 5-over 77 in the final round nobody was really able to challenge the Kenosha, WI resident.

A trio of players --Wesley Cupp, Rob Hogan and Mack MacLain-- finished tied for second at 2-over while Jason Hawkins was fifth at 3-over

ABOUT THE Speed Golf World Championship

Speed golf is combination of traditional golf and speed and endurance. Scoring is determined by adding the total number of strokes to the total number of minutes required to complete the round, carrying a maximum of seven clubs. A usual round of 18-holes takes less than a hour. There will be four competitions: an open 18-hole competition for men grouped into different age groups, 18-hole open women's competition, 36-hole elite amateur competition, and a 36-hole professional event. The 18-hole open competitions take place the first day of the event while the elite amateur and professional divisions play both days.

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