Young followed the ace with the sparrows in the seventh and eighth slots leaving him only one shot off the cutting line with one to play.
Unfortunately for the 25-year-old, his 154-yard approach in the ninth came too far from the green and wasn’t able to get out, settling on a 2 in a row 2-over 72 and 4-total, not enough to do the mowing.
“It’s hard to sit here and be glad I made a hole in one when I missed the wound,” he lamented before smiling sarcastically when asked about his failed pentathlon celebration with the can, whom he refused to blame.
“I guess this was a team effort over this defeat,” he smiled stoically. “I’m sure this will be on some social media telling us how unsportsmanlike golfers are, but so be it.”
Young wasn’t alone in having a rough time in the office. Victor Hovland may suffer an injury after his dramatic meltdown at The Country Club.
Hovland, who shot a 70 on Thursday, was in the top 10 on the leaderboard after two early rounds but the Norwegian star remained semi-believing after making nine bogeys on his last 11 holes to hit 77.
Starting on the 10th tee, the former US Amateur Champion flew holes 12 and 13 to jump to 2 below par for the championship. He was still tied for sixth as he cruised to the seventeenth tee.
At that point, the USGA’s prediction model gave Hovland a 99.5% chance of making that reduction. Even after the 24-year-old was fascinated by the 17th and 18th holes, he had a 97% chance.
Hovland made seven bobs on the back and nine, though, to miss top 60 games and ties that fell three times.
Other big names to break that streak include Tony Fino (73-72), PLAYERS Champion Cameron Smith (72-74), 2021 US Open runner-up Louis Oosthuizen (77-69), PGA Championship near winner Mito Pereira (70) – 74), Sergio Garcia (74-70), Sungjae Im (72-72), Tommy Fleetwood (72-75), former US Open winner Webb Simpson (70-74), former US Open champion Shane Lowry ( 72-72), Keita Nakajima (73-75) and Phil Mickelson (78-73).
Smith, who is fifth in the FedExCup with two wins this season, Hello, you have fallen shorts driver to help his accuracy out of the tee this week but still missed the cut after finishing 15th in the last two main positions.