Fordham Prep Graduate Shoots 65, Places Second at The Open

Cameron Young fell one stroke short of winning his first PGA event.

The Fordham Prep graduate shot a 7-under 65 in the final round of The Open Championship on Sunday to finish at 19 under for the four-day tournament at St. Andrews in Scotland.

Cameron Smith finished at 8 under Sunday and 20 under over four days to win the tournament.

The Open Championship is one of the four major championship tournaments on the PGA Tour.

“I think I gave myself a really nice chance, frustrating to come up short, but overall I think I had a really good week, and I think I hung in there really well today,” said Young, a Scarborough resident in Westchester County in the press conference following the tournament. 

“I played really well today and I would have signed up for 65 this morning and to watch Cameron shoot what he did was pretty amazing.”

Young and Smith were tied entering Sunday’s final round, and trailed leaders Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland by four strokes. Young and Smith took over the tournament spotlight on the back nine where Young shot 5 under and Smith finished 6 under.

“I had a front row seat to I’m sure one of the better rounds that’s been played this year,” said Young.

Young, 25, shot under par in all four rounds of the open, including a 64 to lead the tournament after the first day.

Young, who placed second for the fourth time in his young PGA career, earned $1.455 million for placing second at The Open Championship.


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