For the third consecutive year, Cameron Young has won a match at the U.S. Amateur.
After qualifying for match play by shooting a 1-over par total of 141, which left him in a tie for 41st, Young defeated Scottie Scheffler of Dallas 3-and-2 at Oakland Hills Golf Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Wednesday.
Young, a Scarborough resident, took an early lead on Scheffler with a birdie on the par-4, 462-yard 1st hole.
After halving the next four, Scheffler squared the match with an eagle 2 on the short par-4 6th, but Young would regain a 1-up lead on the next hole, making a par to best Scheffler’s double bogey.
Young would win five of the next nine holes, icing the victory by making par on the 16th hole.
The rising sophomore at Wake Forest University has won a match in each of the last three years. He made the semifinals in 2014 at Atlanta Athletic Club before falling 1-down to eventual champion Gunn Yang of Korea. In 2015 at Olympia Fields, Young reached match play again, topping Yang 3-and-2 in the round of 64 before losing 7-and-6 to Jon Rahm of Spain in the round of 32.
Young will play fellow American Stephen Franken, a 1-up winner over Hunter Shattuck, Thursday morning at 8:50 in the round of 32.