Carson Young
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 140
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Pendleton, SC
High School: Pendleton
Experience: High School

Overview: True freshman who will have a chance to see a lot of action in 2013-14...grew up just a few miles from the Clemson campus in Pendleton, SC...played many a round at nearby Boscobel Country Club, same course Clemson players have played for years...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 book end rounds of 66 in winning the title by a shot...high school teammate of Clemson freshman Austin Langdale, who was born just two days earlier in in 1994...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...ranked sixth among  AJGA players as of August 1, 2013.

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 Langdale...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...Clemson classmate and teammate Austin Langdale finished second...his Pendleton High team won the State title in 2012 and finished second in 2013...played five 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 November 12, 1994 in Anderson, SC...son of Fran and Terry Young...Terry is a Clemson graduate.

Young Personality Profile
Favorite Current Professional Golfer: Fred Couples
Favorite Athlete Outside of Golf: Kobe Bryant
Favorite Clemson Golfer of All-time: Ben Martin
Favorite Course I have Played: Sage Valley
Course I would like to Play: Augusta National
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 (Score and Where): 62 at Anderson Country Club in summer of 2013
My Favorite Club: Driver
The Part of the Game I Must Improve is: Putting
The Biggest Influence on My Golf Career has been: Harvey Brock (Professional at nearby Boscobel Country Club)
Favorite Hobby: Snow boarding
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

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