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Carson Young
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Carson Young 1695178
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 155
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pendleton, SC
High School: Pendleton
Major: Marketing
Experience: 3 Letters

Overview:  In fourth year as a starter...two-time South Carolina Amateur Champion..Clemson’s best player at the NCAA Regional as a freshman in Illinois....went to high school with Austin Langdale at Pendleton High, just 10 miles from Clemson....Langdale and Young were born just two days apart in the same hospital....ranked No 135 by Golfstat and 145th  by Golfweek... starter as a freshman who had injury plagued sophomore year…played in just six tournaments as a sophomore, but returned to form in the summer of 2015......qualified for the U.S. Amateur with rounds of 70-64 to win his sectional in 2015...shot a 13-under-par 59 in a practice round at Brookstone Meadows, a course near Clemson in July of 2015...grew up around  the Clemson program, he played at Boscobel Country Club as a youth where Clemson team played and still plays many practice rounds…a product of local legend Harvey Brock…Young became just the fourth Clemson freshman to finish in the top 10 of an NCAA Regional in 2014, he joined Kyle Stanley, Gregg Jones and Richard Coughlan in that exclusive club...played in just four events in the fall of 2014 as he recovered from knee surgery…ranked number-five in the nation among Juniors by Golfweek in August of 2013, he was second among members of the class of 2013…ranked eighth in the nation in the Polo Rankings of August 14, 2013…won 2013 South Carolina Amateur with 272 score, 12-under-par…had bookend rounds of 66 in winning the title by a shot…qualified for the US Amateur, the only Clemson golfer to qualify for the 2013 prestigious event…had outstanding high school career at Pendleton High School in Pendleton, SC, he won the state championship as a junior and senior…won Junior Invitational AJGA event at Sage Valley in 2013…was named national Amateur of the Week after that victory...entering his second semester senior year has 263 birdies and four eagles…veteran of 31 tournaments and 89 rounds, more than any other active Tiger….has 12 rounds in the 60s and 22 rounds under par.

Fall 2016: Third on the team in stroke average for the fall, but had an average under 72 with a 71.73…had a pair of rounds in the 60s and five under-par rounds to rank third in both categories…13 of his 15 rounds were at 75 or better and his score counted in 14 of the 15 rounds he played…did not have a top 10 but had four top 25 finishes to tie for first on the team in that category for the fall…started the season with a 19th place finish at the Carpet Classic with a one-under-par 215 score…had an opening round 68, his second best score of the fall…finished 22nd at the Jackrabbit with a 218 score and 21st at Nike Golf with a 214 score…finished the fall with a 12th place at Ka’anapali Classic in Hawaii thanks to a 208 score, five-under-par…had season best 14 birdies in the 54 holes…had a final round 67 to tie his career best round….his third career 67, but his second at Ka’anapali….that 208 was just two shots off his 54 hole best…Clemson’s best golfer at the Nike Collegiate at Colonial Country Club when he shot 214…second on the team in fewest putts per round for the fall with a 30.42 average…had strong 70.60 stroke average for the first round second best on the team behind Doc Redman’s 69.0…had 4.58 stroke average on par five holes, second best on the team and 53 birdies to rank third on the team….had best score of the round four times in the fall….

Summer 2016:  Won the South Carolina Amateur Championship for the second time...had final score of 11 under par 277 in winning by three shots in Georgetown, SC...had consistent rounds of 70-69-68-70...he also won in 2013 in Columbia...joins Clemson Head Coach Larry Penley, Lucas Glover and D.J. Trahan as multiple time winners of the South Carolina Amateur from Clemson...had outstanding summer, he was 30 under par for four tournaments...was -7 at the Dogwood Invitational and finished 23rd, tied for first before losing in playoff at Carolinas Amateur, he shot -8 272...then finished fourth at Palmetto Amateur with 276 score before finishing first at South Carolina Amateur...had 69.1 stroke average for 16 rounds in the summer, he shot 72 or better in 15 of the 16 rounds...shot in the 60s eight times...had summer low 64 in third round at Carolinas Amateur...had quite a comeback at Carolinas Amateur in that he shot 76 in first round, then finished 67-64-68 to tie for first...had rounds of 69-71-68-68 at Palmetto...had streak of 11 consecutive rounds under par to finish the summer.

In 2015-16 First-team All-ACC on the course and in the classroom, he also made the All-Region team in 2015-16...fourth on the team in stroke average with a 73.39 figure, but capable of shooting low scores.....tied for second  on the team in rounds in the 60s with seven...had 10 rounds under par....had 10 rounds under par, but seven of the 10 were in the 60s....shot career best 67 twice, including this past fall at US Collegiate....Clemson’s best player  final day of ACC Tournament with a 68, it led to an even par finish of 216, he finished 16th individually....had three top 10s, all were top sevens...finished fifth at Nike Collegiate in Oregon in the fall, seventh at Bandon Dunes and third at Clemson Invitational....so two of his three top 10s were in Oregon....Clemson’s second best player in the state of Oregon with a +9  total for nine rounds....joined a short list of Tigers to have three rounds in the 60s in the same tournament when he had career best 206 score at Nike Collegiate...had 98 birdies this year, fourth on the team....his score counted 26 of 33 rounds...the number-four Tiger in terms of scoring average, but his score was the best round of the day eight times...top Tiger in two tournaments.

Summer  2015:  Had very strong summer that included a victory at his US Amateur qualifier, a sixth-place at Carolina Amateur and qualifying for the US Amateur for the second time in his career…finished 44th at Palmetto Amateur to start the summer with a  296 total…finished 24th at Rice Planters on June 27th with a five-under-par 283…had four rounds at par or better, including third round 69…finished 20th at the Dogwood with 209 total, he had rounds of 68-69-72…won his US Amateur qualifier with 134 score, eight-under-par…shot a summer best 64 in the first round to take charge early…might have had his best performance at Carolinas Amateur July 9-12 when he finished sixth with 15 under par 273…had final round 65…finished 11th at South Carolina Amateur with 290 score…had 68 in the second round…shot 146 for two days at United States Amateur in Olympia Fields near Chicago…struggled in first round with 77 but had a strong 69 in the second round…that 69 was his ninth round in the 60s of the summer….shot a 59 at Brookstone Meadows, a local course, in a non-tournament.

2014-15:   Missed first two tournaments of the fall as he recovered from late summer knee surgery…played in Dick’s Challenge and U.S. Collegiate and never broke 75, but played well last two events…shot a 69 to finish third at Hummingbird, helping Clemson to the championship…then had 67 to open the Ka’anapali Classic.,…that tied his career low round as a Tiger and tied for the low round of the day…averaged 30.0 putts per round in the fall, tied for the best on the team....played in just two events in the spring, he shot 231 at Puerto Rico and 223 at Augusta...had middle round 72 at Augusta that was his best round of the spring...finished the year with 35 birdies and one eagle...had best round of the day twice in 2014-5...averaged 73.4 in first round and 73.4 in last round...score counted 6-15 rounds.

Summer 2014:  Played in six events over the summer…finished 17th at South Carolina Amateur with a 217 score, best among current Clemson Tigers…had rounds of 73-74-70 for a 217 final score…was 18th at North-South Amateur at Pinehurst with another 217 score…had rounds of 70-76-71….played in the Sunnehanna in June and finished 59th, but did have a second round 69 that was his low round of the summer…also played in Carolinas Amateur in July and had a 294 score for a 27th place finish…had four straight rounds between 71 and 75…

 In 2013-14:  Sixth on the team in stroke average with 74.28 figure, but started nine of the 11 tournaments…his only top 10 was in the NCAA Tournament where he finished sixth…finished season with 10 rounds at par or better, including team best six rounds at even par...when he had rounds of 72-73-75 at NCAA Tournament at Sugar Grove, Ill he had the best round of the day all three rounds…all six of his postseason rounds were at 75 or better, the only Clemson golfer to do that…finished 72nd at Fighting Illini Tournament in the fall then sixth in NCAAs also played in Illinois in the spring…had best score of the day five times for the year, three of them came in NCAA Tournament…fewest putts per round on the team at 29.81…showed improvement over the course of tournaments, he averaged 75.44 in the first round and 74.33 in the final round…had 68 total birdies and his score counted in 20 of 25 rounds…hit the fairway .714 of the time…his best performance of the fall was at Dick’s Challenge where he finished 14th with one-over-par 214 score…that was his best tournament of the year vs. par…named to ACC Academic Honor roll for his freshman year.

 Summer of 2013:  Had outstanding summer that started with fourth-place finish at the Azalea Amateur, he shot 139, three-under-par…had second round 67…finished 13th at Carolinas Amateur with 296 score, he won the event the previous year with a birdie on the 18th hole…had a final round 70…won his US Amateur Qualifier with 135 total, seven under par…had rounds of 69-66…won the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley  against a  field of the top junior players in the world…won South Carolina Amateur with rounds of 66-70-70-66…came from seven shots back entering the final round to win by two…second time in his career he overcame seven shot deficit entering the final round, he also did it in 2012 Carolinas Amateur…made birdie on 17th hole that clinched the South Carolina Amateur victory…had 18 birdies among his 72 holes…won against a field of 134 players at the Member Club at Woodcreek…second straight year a Clemson incoming freshman won that event, as Cody Proveaux won in 2012…won by two shots over Will Murphy of Columbia and Ben Folger of Elgin…finished off the summer playing in the US Amateur at The Country Club in Brookline, MA…had rounds of 73-75 and did not make Match Play, but still a great experience.

In High School:  Won the 2013 (April 28) Junior Invitational championship at Sage Valley…finished with 212 score…won by two shots over four players, including current Clemson teammate AustinLangdale…won the Sage Valley Gold Blazer with the victory…won 2012 Bobby Chapman and finished third at 2013 Footjoy Invitational…two-time state champion at Pendleton High School, he finished first as a junior and senior…his Pendleton High team won the State title in 2012 and finished second in 2013…played four years of high school golf, as a seventh and eighth grader and as a junior and senior…was home schooled as a freshman and sophomore.

Personal:  Born Carson Oates Young on November 12, 1994 in Anderson, SC…son of Fran and Terry Young…Terry is a Clemson graduate.

Carson Young Personality Profile

Favorite Current Professional Golfer:  Fred Couples
Favorite Athlete outside of  golf:  Kobe Bryant/Roger Federer
Favorite Clemson golfer of all-time:  Ben Martin
Favorite course I have played:    Augusta National
Course I would like to play:  St. Andrews

My Best Shot Ever:      Hitting approach on 18th hole in final round of 2012 Carolinas Am to within a foot of the hole. Made birdie to.win the tournament by a shot.

My best all-time round:  59 at Brookstone Meadows in summer 2015
My favorite club:   Driver
The part of the game I must improve is:   Iron play
The Biggest influence on my golf career has been:   Harvey Brock (Professional at nearby Boscobel Country Club)

Favorite Hobby:   Nintendo 64

If I had not gone to Clemson I would have gone to:   College of Charleston
My dream foursome includes myself and:       Fred Couples, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

    Young Tournament by Tournament 2013-14

    Date           Tournament                      1-2-3             Par       Tot       Fin

    9/6-8          Carpet Classic         75-72-73               +4      220        27

    9/13-15     Fighting Illini             84-79-73            +26      236        72

    9/20-22     Dick’s Challenge     69-70-75               +1      214        14

    10/18-20   US Collegiate           77-75-74            +10      226        65

    2/23-25     Puerto Rico Cl.        79-72-71               +6      222        52

    4/5-6          Augusta Inv.            72-72-81               +9      225        60

    4/20            Wolfpack Spring      76                         +4        76        26

    4/25-27     ACC Tourney            75-72-71               +2      218        27

    5/15-17     NCAA Regional        72-73-75                +4      220          6

                         Young Tournament by Tournament 2014-15

    Date           Tournament                      1-2-3             Par       Tot       Fin

    9/19-20     Dick’s Challenge     76-83-78            +24      237        60

    10/17-19   U.S. Collegiate        81-79-71            +15      231        71

    10/31         Hummingbird           69                       -2        69           3

    11/7-9        Ka’anapali                 67-80-74           +8      221        39

    2/22-24     Puerto Rico               74-82-75            +15      231        64

    4/4-5          Augusta Inv.            73-72-78              +7      223        58

                         Young Tournament by Tournament Fall 2015

    Date           Tournament                      1-2-3             Par       Tot       Fin

    9/11-13     Carpet Classic         76-72-78            +10      226           27

    9/25-26     Dick’s Sporting        77-78-78            +20      233           59

    10/4-6        Nike Collegiate        69-68-69                -9      206           5

    10/16-18   U.S. Collegiate        74-74-67                -1      215           15

    2/21-23     Puerto Rico               71-69-76                 E      216         27

    3/6-8          Bandon Dunes         76-70-70               +3      216           7

    3/21-22     Valspar Collegiate     72-76-74               +6      222         36

    4/1-3          Clemson Inv.            69-73-73                -1      215           3

    4/22-24     ACC Tourney            72-76-68                 E      216         16

    5/16-18     NCAA Regional        78-76-78            +16      232           36

    5/27-29      NCAA National         79-74-72             +15     225         125

                          Young Career Statistics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

    Year          Tr    Rds   Strks  60s    -75  -Par  Par      Avg 10  BR     BT

    2013-14    9       25    1857       1     19        4       6  74.28    1   69   214

    2014-15    6       16    1212       2        8        3       1  75.75    1   67   221

    2015-16  11       33    2422       7      20      10       2  73.39    3   67   206

    Totals      26       74    5491    10       47     17       9  74.20    5   67   214


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