Friday, October 21, 2016

Former Collegiate Golf Player, Master Endurance Athlete Crowned 2016 Speedgolf World Champion

Kenosha’s Jamie Young Wins Event and Donates First Place Prize Money to Charity

(GLENVIEW, Illinois) – Speedgolf International, the organizing and governing body for the sport of Speedgolf, hosted the 2016 Speedgolf World Championship at the Glen Club in Glenview, Illinois, October 17-18. Jamie Young from Kenosha, Wisconsin claimed the 2016 title as he blazed through the course, shooting 72 in 50 minutes and 13 seconds on Monday’s round one and 77 in 51 minutes and 10 seconds on Tuesday’s final round for a combined total Speedgolf score of 250:23.

Jamie Young
Young, a former pro turned amateur, chose to donate his $10,000 first place prize to charity – the Kenosha Rotary-West Club and Youth for Christ of Southeast Wisconsin. A former collegiate golfer at the University of Oklahoma, Young started competing in Speedgolf five years ago. It was the perfect fit for Young, an endurance athlete who was looking to combine golf with fitness.

“I enjoy Speedgolf because it presents a different challenge than traditional endurance sports,” said Young. “The biggest difference between this tournament and last year’s event is this year I focused more on breathing and shooting a good golf score. For me, Speedgolf is a great way to stay in shape and I look forward to continuing to help raise awareness for the sport and to come back next year to defend my title.”

The 2016 Speedgolf World Championship drew athletes from 19 states and six countries, including Finland, Japan, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia. Those participating in the professional division competed for a purse of $40,000.

Scores for Speedgolf, a combination of golf and running, are calculated by adding the total number of strokes and total time played (in minutes and seconds). 2016 New York Speedgolf Open Winner Wesley Cupp finished in second place for a combined total Speedgolf score of 253:32 and Golden Colorado’s Mack McLain finished in third with a score of 254:10.

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