Cameron Young leads after 54 holes at AdventHealth Golf
Will Cameron Young switch from one wire to the other and win the 2021 AdventHealth Championship at the Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas City?
It would make a hell of a story if he could pull it off. And he just might.
About 10 months ago, the Wake Forest product had no status on the Korn Ferry Tour. Still, he’s here, entering the final round of the 72-hole tournament on Sunday with a real chance of becoming the tournament’s first start-to-finish champion since 2018.
Young, 70th in the Korn Ferry Tour points standings, is the only golfer on the tour to play this season under “Special Temporary Membership”.
On Saturday, he birdied his last three holes for a 4-under 68 that put him 15 under with 18 holes to go. Dawie van der Walt was back twice on the annual mini-tour. UCLA product Lorens Chan was three back.
Young has had five birdies of the last nine.
“It’s hard to push yourself for 72 holes,” Young said. “But there are times when you can’t. I felt like I didn’t get it soon enough and just wasn’t as comfortable with the flags as I think I was. I was forced to be a little more conservative and I think I did a really good job of it. It was good to make a few late birdies and make it an advantage.
The start times for the final round will be from 8:59 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. Tickets cost $ 10.
The purse for the event is $ 675,000 with $ 121,500 and 500 Korn Ferry Tour points awarded to the champion.