Cameron Young has never made a cut in three US Open appearances. At least the Westchester native did something on Friday that he’ll never forget.
The 25-year-old hit the par-3 sixth hole at the Country Club in Brookline, Mass.
Sitting 7-over and heading into the weekend, Young stuck an 8-iron just yards from the flag on the 165-yard hole and then watched his ball disappear. The third-year pro threw his hands in the air, threw his club behind him and traded high-fives with playing partners Will Zalatoris and Joaquin Niemann as well as the group’s caddy.
The ace, which was sandwiched between three birdies, gave the PGA Tour rookie a chance to qualify. But in the end, he ended up missing it outright.
Still, it was already a momentous year for Young. Last month, he came close to winning the PGA Championship. He also moved up to No. 31 in the world and is No. 16 on the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup points list.
The US Open continues through Sunday.
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