Amateur Cameron Young one back at Metropolitan Open
-Story courtesy of the MGA
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (August 20, 2014) — Amateur Cameron Young of Scarborough, N.Y. is just one shot back after the second round of the Metropolitan Open. Young, who just returned from a magical week at the U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club where he advanced to the quarterfinals, shot the low round of the day — a 67 — to shoot him into a tie for third place.
“I made a bunch of long putts on the back nine,” Young said.
He birdied four out of his first five holes on his back nine, and grabbed one more birdie on the 8th hole (his 17th) to close out an awesome round of five-under 67 (36-31).
This is a place the young kid has been before, atop the leaderboard heading into the final round of a Met Open. Winning at Trump – Bedminster would make him the youngest champion in the event’s history, which would be pretty special.
“That would be an incredible honor,” he said. “It’s a storied tournament and the list of winners is unbelievable, but I still have to get through another 18 holes.”
Young lost to eventual U.S. Amateur champion Gunn Yang two-up in the quarterfinals.
The highest amateur after Tuesday's first round was Harrison Shih, a Columbia University golfer, who shot 74 in the second round and dropped back into a tie for 12th.
View results for MET Open
ABOUT THE MET Open
1. Past MGA Open Champions.
2. Male PGA Members in good standing in
Metropolitan or New Jersey sections. (A-3
members must have their principle place of
residence in the MGA district.)
3. Male professionals, employed at a golf
facility in the MGA District, who are
the PGA’s GPTP.
4. Male head & assistant professionals
MGA Member Clubs.
5. Male professionals who are bonafide
members with full golfing privileges at MGA
Member Clubs, have a residence in the
District and a current USGA Handicap
4.0 or less at that member club.
6. Amateur members & applicants for
re-instatement at MGA Member Clubs with
current USGA Handicap Index at that club
4.0 or less.
7. Male amateur golfers, 21 & under, in
immediate family of the Head Professional,
Manager, & Superintendent at MGA
Clubs with a current USGA Handicap Index
4.0 or less.
View Complete Tournament Information