American Carson Young wins the Panama Golf Championship

February 7, 2022

Panama City, Feb 6 (EFE) .- The American Carson Young sealed this Sunday a -8 under par and 272 hits in total, to add $135,000 to his bank account and the champion trophy of version number 8 of Panama Golf Championship of the Korn Ferry Tour of the PGA, played at the Panama Golf Club. In this last round, Young signed a card of -2 under par for the course, as a result of birdies on holes five and six, and worked a bogey on hole 2, to fulfill the objective, to be champion of the third stop of the tournament. of promotion of the PGA. “I never saw the scoreboard in this last round, it wasn’t until I holed the ball at the 18th hole and my caddy told me I was the solo leader. I just had to wait,” the 27-year-old told EFE. For Young this “has been a wonderful week”, but, he said, also “one of the most difficult”. “The heat made the greens hard, but in the end our work on the greens was key to winning the championship,” he said. Already with less pressure, Young jokingly played a little with his mustache, something that caught the attention of those attending the club, to which the American attributed his luck in the Panamanian tournament. “I was about to cut it (the mustache), because in two previous tournaments it had not passed the cut, but I think that after today I may leave it a little longer,” said the golf player with a smile. The Chinese Carl Yuan was the one who exerted more pressure on the leader at the end of the tournament, finishing in second place with a shot below Young. Argentinean Martin Contini was the best Latin American in the rankings, finishing in ninth place with a total of -4 and 276 hits. “I had a good start, and today it was in my head to get into the top 10 at any cost, (although) I did not know that the day was going to be so complicated, but I managed a round of three less than in the end it was worth it” , said the 27-year-old player. The native of Tucumán, Argentina, added that he felt he played on two different courts, referring to the change in weather conditions that occurred on Saturday and Sunday, which affected the dynamics of the competition. Ranking: Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 TOT 1. Carson Young (USA) 68-65-71-68 272 (-8) 2. Carl Yuan (CHN) 65-69-71-68 273 (-7) T5.Erik Barnes (USA) 71-68-71-65 275 9. Martin Contini (ARG) 68-69-72-67 276 T15. Marcelo Rozo (COL) 70-69-74-65 278 T23. Vincent Norrman (SUE) 70-70-69-70 279 T32. Ryan Brehm (USA) 71-68-72-70 281 T47. Tain Lee (USA) 72-68-76-67 283 63. Álvaro Ortiz (MEX) 69-69-76-76 290.