RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (June 30, 2015) – Today at
Head, Cameron Young not only survived a 36-
day, he finished with the round of his life and
the youngest-ever winner of the Metropolitan
Association's "Ike" Championship. It was his
G.A. tournament victory.
Young posted an adventurous 1-under 70 in
morning, with only 8 pars. He took bogeys on
his first five holes, before nabbing an eagle on
yard par-5 7th. Birdies on Nos. 9, 11, and 13 got
to 3-under, but three bogeys and a birdie coming
gave most of that back.
His afternoon scorecard, however, would
you wonder what
Young -- a recent Fordham Prep grad heading to
Forest this Fall -- had for lunch.
Whatever it was, it worked. He must have
ordered the "no bogey" plate.
Two birdies on the front, against no bogeys
him out in 2-under and three straight birdies on
14-16 (one of those a 466 yard par-4) got him to
under on the day. With no bogeys, Young's 66
just what he needed to push him well clear of his
nearest competitor, Stewart Hagestad.
“It was definitely one of the best rounds of
life,” remarked Young to the Met Golf
“I got off to a solid start, and didn’t make
many mistakes,” the victor continued. “The big
difference between the last round and the first
of rounds was putting. I made a couple more
today and that definitely helped a lot.”
Young's tournament total was 7-under 206
against Hagestad's very respectable 2-under
Four players tied for third at even-par 213:
Snoufer (Panther Valley); Erick Alonso (White
Beaches); recent Connecticut State Am champ
Grenus (Sterling Farms); and Jared Mactus
Senior Met Section legend George Zahringer
won his first Met Section Senior Amateur in May)
a top-10 finish at 4-over 217, while Ken Bakst,
managing partner of Friar's Head, put up 6-over
Both Zahringer and Bakst are past U.S. Mid-Am
Last summer, Young advanced to the
Quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur. Check out his
acceleration through the ball in this Vine video
in April by Lance Ringler of Golfweek. His ball
speed is 117, and ball speed 177!
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ABOUT THE The Ike
The Ike tournament was founded in 1953 by Daily
News sportswriter Dana Mozley and nurtured
the years by Mozley and former MGA President
Sands. Although always immensely popular, the
suffered during the late 1970s and early ‘80s after
Daily News dropped its sponsorship. In 1986, the
(with the financial support of MetLife) purchased the
rights to the Ike. With the MGA’s involvement, the
event regained its stature and quickly became the
area’s premier stroke-play amateur event. The Ike
today attracts more entries than any other MGA
championship for individuals. The Ike is Open to
golfers who are members of an MGA member club.
54-hole stroke play championship with a cut after
the first round.
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