Cameron Young reached another milestone in his career as he was named the 2015 Player of the Year by the Metropolitan Golf Association. The award, named after Jerry Courville, Sr., will be presented to Young at the MGA’s 118th annual meeting and dinner on December 2 at Westchester Country Club.
Young’s award topped a stellar amateur season that began with a victory in the 60th Ike Championship at Friar’s Head. He was the youngest-ever winner of that prestigious tournament. In successive weeks, he tied for fifth in both the Westchester Open and the NY State Open, finishing as the low amateur in each. He placed second in the rain-shortened Mittlemark at Fenway GC, then advanced to match play in the US Amateur.
The freshman delayed the start of his college career at Wake Forest for a few days to compete in the 100th Met Open at Winged Foot GC, where he finished with another T5 and trophy as low amateur.
The MGA Player of the Year award is based on accumulated points over the season and Young compiled 1133. The nearest competitor was Ryan Snouffer of Essex County, with 676. Young had been on the Honor Role for the award the previous four seasons.
His other MGA titles include the 2013 Met Junior and 2011 Carter Cup. In a spectacular season in 2012, he won the Hochster Memorial, Brae Burn Invitational, Mittlemark Invitational, and Williamson Cup. Young is the son of Sleepy Hollow CC head pro David Young and his wife Barbara.