Young Named PGA’s Top Rookie

Cameron Young fell just short of winning some PGA Tour events, but the Fordham Prep graduate did more than enough to capture the 2021-2022 PGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year honor.

“I just think it’s a very special one historically, given Arnold Palmer’s contributions to our game and the list of names that have been able to take this home is very cool, and I’m very thankful to be a part of it,” said Young of winning the Arnold Palmer Award as the tour’s top rookie in an interview with the Golf Channel.

Young completed the 2021-2022 season with five second-place finishes and two third-place finishes in 25 events.

In September, Young helped Team USA defeat the International team at the Presidents Cup.

PGA golfers will be competing in the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, starting Thursday at Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda.


Young Helps USA Win Presidents Cup

Fordham Prep graduate Cameron Young won his singles match in helping the United States win a ninth consecutive Presidents Cup with a 17.5-12.5 victory over the International team on Sunday at Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina.

In the 2021-2022 PGA Tour season, Young placed second in five tournaments in his rookie season and third in two more, including the PGA Championship. He earned over $6.5 million in his rookie season.

Young will be competing this weekend in the Sanderson Farms Championship at The Country Club of Jackson in Mississippi.


Catholic Charities Holding Golf Event

Cathoic Charities of Orange, Sulivan and Ulster counties will be having its 16th annual Golf for Charity Outing on Monday, Sept. 19 at West Hills Country Club in Middletown.

Check-in will open at 8:30 a.m., and the scramble format tournament will begin at 10 a.m.

Cost is $230 per golfer or $875 per foursome, which includes continental breakfast, lunch on course, post-golf awards and reception.

Sponsorships and tee signs are available.

Click here for more information and to register.

Young Staying with PGA Tour

Cameron Young announced Sunday he will remain with the PGA Tour.

The Fordham Prep graduate, the leading candidate for the PGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year, shared his decision after considering a switch to LIV Golf, a golf tour funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and led by CEO Greg Norman.

Young’s announcement came on the same day Cameron Smith announced he would compete in LIV Golf. Smith, the world’s No. 2 player, defeated Young by a stroke to capture The Open Championship in July.

“Frankly, I have decided to stay,” he said to a group of reporters at the TOUR Championship where he placed 19th at 10-under par over four days. “It’s a really difficult situation because it’s not anything that anyone really wanted to happen. I think it wasn’t meant to be this hostile between the two.”

Young placed second in five tournaments in his rookie season and third in two more, including the PGA Championship. He earned over $6.5 million in his rookie season.

PGA Tour golfers will begin their 2022-2023 FedExCup Season with the Fortinet Championship in Napa, Calif., Sept. 15-18.

TOUR Championship Next for Young

Fordham Prep graduate Cameron Young finished tied for 23rd Sunday at the BMW Championship at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Del.

Young, the leading candidate for the PGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year, was at 1-over par in the final round and finished at 5 under for the tournament’s four rounds.

The TOUR Championship is next for Young with the first of four rounds scheduled for Thursday at East Lake Golf Course in Atlanta. NBC and the Golf Channel will be televising the event.


Young Competing in Wilmington

Fordham Prep graduate Cameron Young will be one of the golfers teeing off Thursday in the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship in Wilmington, Del.

Tee times will be released Wednesday for the four-day tournament.

Last weekend, Young finished tied for 31st at six under over four days at the FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis. He shot four under on the tournament’s final day.

The 25 year old is the leading candidate for the 2022 PGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year with his five second-place finishes, including recent back-to-back second-place finishes at The Open Championship in Scotland and the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit.


Young Places 2nd at Detroit

Fordham Prep graduate Cameron Young placed second on the PGA Tour’s Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club.

Young, 25, shot 4-under par over the final six holes to finish at 21 under for the tournament and in a three-way tie with Patrick Cantlay and Taylor Pendrith. Tony Finau won the tournament at 26 under.

It was the second consecutive second-place finish for Young, who was second two weeks earlier at The Open Championship in Scotland.

Young, a graduate of Wake Forest University, has five second-place finishes and seven top-10 finishes. He is the leading candidate for the PGA’s Rookie of the Year and ranks ninth in the FedEx Cup standings.

PGA golfers will be competing Aug. 4-7 in the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.


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.


Westchester Putnam Tee Times

Here are the tee times for the Westchester Putnam CYO Junior Golf Tournament which takes place Monday at Pleasantville Country Club:

Fifth and Sixth Grade

11 a.m.: Joseph Bangali, 5, Columbus Elementary, Holy Innocents‐Pleasantville; Johanna Hough, 5, Croton Harmon Public School, Holy Name of Mary; David Masterson, 6, Pearl River MS,  St. Aedan’s.

Seventh and Eighth Grade

11:10 a.m.: Dylan Blaney, 7, Pleasantville Middle School, Holy Innocents;   Matthew Clyman, 7, Lakeland Copper Beach, Seton; Conor Carty, 5, Patricia De Chario,  St Barnabas;  Liam Uhrlass, 5, The Chapel School, Saint Joseph’s Bronxville. 11:20 a.m.: Dylan McCarthy, 7, Pleasantville MS, Holy Innocents‐Pleasantville; John Canale, 8, Annunciation School, Annunciation-Our Lady Of Fatima; Tyler Challice, 8, Pleasantville Middle School, Holy Innocents‐Pleasantville; Cade Gilligan, 8, The Harvey School, Saints John and Paul.

High School

11:30 a.m.: Ethan Berger, 9, Pleasantville High School, N/A; Ryan Horigan, 9, Pleasantville High School, Holy Innocents‐Pleasantville; Shane Horigan, 9, Pleasantville High School, Holy Innocents‐Pleasantville. 11:40 a.m.: Quinn Baelis, 10, Archbishop Stepinac,  Saint Augustines, Ossining; John McCarthy, 11, Pleasantville High School, Holy Innocents‐Pleasantville; Sarah Brannigan, 9, Saint Barnabas High School, Saint Paul the Apostle; Devin Riebe, 9, New Rochelle High School, St Pius X.

Lamantia, Garcia Win Golf Event

James Lamantia and Abby Garcia were the overall boys and girls winners of the annual Theodore A. Atlas CYO Junior Golf Tournament at Silver Creek Golf Course on Staten Island Sept. 3.

The tournament took place after being postponed in June due to COVID-19. It was the first sporting event hosted by Staten Island CYO since March.

Click here to read more about the tournament.