The Journal News/lohud.com has published a guide to all six of Westchester County’s public golf courses.
The flatline approach of Cameron Young plays well on championship venues.
It’s highly unusual for the 20-year-old from Scarborough to show any emotion on the golf course and the pulse rate isn’t likely to rise Monday when he gets under way at the U.S. Amateur Championship in Los Angeles.
“Even though it’s my favorite tournament, I don’t treat it any differently than I would a round at Sleepy Hollow,” said Young, whose father, David, is the head professional at the landmark club overlooking the Hudson River.
This event has become a yearly event for the Wake Forest junior.
Young will be playing in the U.S. Am for the fifth consecutive year. He’s advanced to match play each of the last three summers, losing to the eventual winner twice.
“It has a history and an aura that’s different from anything else you play,” Young said. “There are like a thousand volunteers, so you walk in the front door and somebody asks to show you around the clubhouse, somebody asks if there’s anything you need. The fact that there are so many people around makes it feel different than any other tournament.”
The Riviera Country Club is hosting the U.S. Amateur and Bel-Air Country Club is the co-host for stroke play. Only the top 64 move on to match play.
James Nicholas knows both courses well.
This will be his first U.S. Am, but the 20-year-old from Scarsdale did an internship with Geffen Records and was able to experience Riviera and Bel-Air long before he…