Cameron Young drops a historic round of 59 to enter contention in the Travelers Championship

Cameron Young had great success in the Travelers Championship on Saturday, scoring 59 points in the third round of the tournament.

The score marked the 13th round of under 60 in PGA Tour history, and put the 27-year-old American within striking distance of the lead after starting the day 11 shots back.

The sub-60 score is also the first since 2020, when Scottie Scheffler scored 59 points in the Northern Trust Championship at TPC Boston. Scheffler, who struggled at the US Open last week, was tied for second at 17 after the third round.

Young, who started well ahead of the leaders, recorded seven birdies, two eagles and no bogeys through 18 holes to finish on 11 under.

He completed the historic score with a well-placed final shot on the 18th hole.

In an interview after he finished the round, Young said he didn’t expect the day to go so well for him.

“I’ve had some mediocre results recently, but I feel like my golf has been better than that, and to have a day like today where things start going and I feel like I’ve been rewarded for good shots, it leaves me with a good taste in my mouth heading into tomorrow,” Young said. .

With a total of -13, Young was briefly the club leader, but Saturday ended with Tom Kim still in front at -18, with Scheffler and Akshay Bhatia tied for second behind him. Young tied for 10th heading into the final round.

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