Carson Young – Alumni Spotlight
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Alumni Spotlight features Clemson University Men’s Golf Athlete Carson Young.
For those young kids who dream of making it big in golf, golf is more than a game, it’s a way of life. No matter the shape and form, the kids who dream big find ways to overcome any bumps in the road in hopes of playing on the PGA Tour. Carson Young is one of those big dreamers, but turns his dream into a reality. Young’s journey currently has him attending Clemson University, where he's a member of the Clemson Men’s golf team. Young hails form Pendleton, SC, where this 5’10’ senior at Clemson University is posting great scores in golf. His passion, commitment, and team chemistry is like no other, while always staying true to a team player. He turns difficult courses into easy courses and excels in each tournament he plays.
Young used to play on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, where he played in several tournaments. He claimed the tournament title at Upstate Junior Classic three years in a row, showing that he is a dominant force at Upstate Junior Classic in 2010-2012. He continued his hot streak by placing second at Bluffton Junior Open and Hilton Head Jr. Open. Recently, Carson Young won the South Carolina Amateur for the second year straight, with a incredible 70 and eliminated his competition. Also included on his resume, a win at Debordieu Club held in Georgetown, S.C. The competition was tight, where Young had to sink and chip in some difficult shots to keep his lead to take home the title. It was no easy task, but young was up for the challenge. The best of the best were at the tournament, pushing each other to strive for victory. Yes, Young is an outstanding athlete, but he also has many awards. Some of these prestigious awards include First-team All-ACC, All Region Team, Two-time South Carolina Amateur Champion, Clemson’s best player in final day of ACC Tournament, and ranked 5th in the nation among Juniors by Golfweek in August 2013. With all these awards and recognitions, Young knows what it is to be a true golfer. He is defiantly a name to remember and we at HJGT expect to hear great things about him. Wrote/design: Rudy Villafane Pic Credit: Clemson University Athletics