MGA Team Wins Second Consecutive Williamson Cup
ELMSFORD, N.Y. (August 13, 2012)– The extremely talented MGA team of Cameron Young, Clancy Waugh, Peter Kim, and Theo Humphrey went down to Fieldstone Golf Club in Greenville, Delaware and put on a stunning display of golf to win their second consecutive Williamson Cup title. Young, 15, was the star of the day, firing two rounds of 5-under 66. The 10-under total easily won the Scarborough, N.Y., native individual medalist honors, besting the field by eight shots. Kim, who is committed to Army in 2013, finished T2 after two impressive rounds of 70, while Waugh, 17, finished alone in fifth after he followed a 1-over 72 with a 1-under 70.
In the team scoring format, the best three scores of each round are used, and the MGA's overall score of 414 was good enough to claim the 49th Williamson Cup by 19 shots. The teams representing the Washington Metropolitan Golf Association and the Golf Association of Ontario finished tied for second with a score of 433.
The Williamson Cup Matches were created in 1964 by former MGA Junior Committee chairman Fred Williamson. The event is named in honor of his father, Fred E. Williamson, a Winged Foot Golf Club founder and former club president who passed away in 1951. Inspired by the Lesley Cup Matches, in which Fred Williamson played, the Williamson Cup originated as a competition among teams of junior golfers representing major East Coast cities, and quickly grew to include several Canadian associations and others from the Northeast and Midwest United States, with each region taking a turn as host. In 1995, a team from the Ligue de Paris was invited to participate, thereby expanding the event to another continent.
This year’s event was hosted by the Delaware State Golf Association and the MGA fielded one of the most accomplished teams in recent memory. Waugh of Quogue, N.Y., was competing in his second Williamson Cup after earning medalist honors in 2011, shooting 73-69 to lead the MGA team to victory at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Md. Kim, 17, was the 2012 New Jersey high school champion and won the 2008 MGA/MetLife Boys Championship.
Humphrey of Greenwich, Conn., the 2011 MGA/MetLife Boys champion, opened with a 73 but his second round of 69 was disqualified after he brought it to the attention of DSGA officials that there was an error on his scorecard.
And the outstanding performance of Young of Scarborough, N.Y., hardly came as a surprise. In 2012 alone, Young has won the Hochster Invitational at Quaker Ridge, Brae Burn Invitational at Brae Burn, and the Mittelmark Invitational at Fenway, and also won the 2011 Carter Cup.
Next year's Williamson Cup matches will take place at Young's home course, Sleepy Hollow Country Club, giving the MGA a chance to go for three victories in a row in front of a supportive home crowd.