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Feb 06, 2022

Young Wins Panama Championship on Korn Ferry Tour

CLEMSON, S.C. — Former Clemson All-American and Anderson, S.C. native Carson Young won the Panama Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour on Sunday. Young finished with a score of eight-under-par 272 after rounds of 68-65-71-68 on the Panama Golf Club course, to win his first Korn Ferry Tour event in just his 10th career tournament.

Young was tied for fifth entering the final round, but registered three birdies and just one bogey in shooting the two-under 68 in the final round to win by one shot over Carl Yuan, Brandon Mathews and Jerry Stanger.

Young made a bogey on his first hole of the day, then played his final 14 holes at three-under-par. With the victory, Young jumped to second place on the Korn Ferry Tour season long points list and won $135,000, the largest check of his professional career.

Young turned professional after his senior year in 2017. He was a four-year starter for Clemson and posted a 73.19 stroke average for 39 career tournaments. He had 10 top 10 finishes as a Tiger and helped Clemson to the ACC Championship in April of 2016. He was a member of the All-ACC team in 2016 and 2017 and was a three-time member of the Academic All-ACC team.

Former Tiger Turk Pettit, the 2021 NCAA Tournament Champion, finished tied for 39th at the same tournament with a score of 282. Former Clemson All-American Ben Martin finished 50th with a 284 score.

On the PGA Tour, former Clemson All-American Jonathan Byrd finished in a tie for ninth at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am on Sunday with a score of 13-under par 274.  It was Byrd’s top finish of the year and the 48th top 10 of his 20-year professional career. Byrd had a round of five-under-par 67 on Sunday, tied for the best round of the day. He birdied three of his last four holes and won $237,075.

The Top 10 finish gets Byrd into the field at next week’s Waste Management Open in Phoenix.

Former Clemson All-American Doc Redman finished tied for 33rd at the event, while former All-American D.J. Trahan finished tied for 64th.