CLEMSON, SC – Clemson golf signee Carson Young won the Junior Invitational Championship at Sage Valley Country Club in Graniteville, SC on Sunday with a score of four under par 212. Young, who will be a member of Clemson’s 2013-14 golf team, had rounds of 72-70-70 in gaining the victory.
Young, who attends Pendleton High School finished two shots better than Bobby Shelton, the number-one rated junior in the nation, high school teammate Austin Langdale, who will also attend Clemson, and Greyson Sigg.
The Junior Invitational is one of the top junior tournaments in the world. This year’s event had five of the top 10 and 28 of the top 50 juniors. Young birdied the 16th and 18th holes coming down the stretch to gain the victory.
Earlier, Young won the Carolinas Amateur, the Bobby Chapman Junior, the Carolinas Junior Match Play, the Blade Junior Classic, and the 2012 South Carolina AA Championship.
Langdale is Young’s classmate at Pendleton High School and has also had an outstanding year. In March, he won the Azalea Amateur at the Country Club of Charleston with a 36-hole total of 135. Young finished tied for second in that event. The Azalea Amateur is one of the top amateur events in the nation. Its former winners include 2012 US Open Champion Webb Simpson.
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