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tom12003 06-16-2019 09:10 PM

Young guns accoming
 
Just finished the 2019 Charlotte Amateur Championships (A Tier, 349 players). MA1 (89 players) was won convincingly by a 14 yr old (Evan Scott, current under 15 US DG Champion). Coming in 3rd was a 15 yr old (Evan Smith) and finishing 4th was Anthony Anselmo (current 12 and under World Champion--also 2 time World Champion at 10 and under), When these 3 mature and progress, they should be familiar names in open in less than 10 years.

jeffmonty 06-16-2019 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by tom12003 (Post 3463135)
Just finished the 2019 Charlotte Amateur Championships (A Tier, 349 players). MA1 (89 players) was won convincingly by a 14 yr old (Evan Scott, current under 15 US DG Champion). Coming in 3rd was a 15 yr old (Evan Smith) and finishing 4th was Anthony Anselmo (current 12 and under World Champion--also 2 time World Champion at 10 and under), When these 3 mature and progress, they should be familiar names in open in less than 10 years.

Man, a few years from now, maybe less than 5, there is going to be some serious competition at the top from more than just a handful of players

Casey 1988 06-19-2019 03:29 AM

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Originally Posted by jeffmonty (Post 3463137)
Man, a few years from now, maybe less than 5, there is going to be some serious competition at the top from more than just a handful of players

Could be that there will be so many male Open players that seems like at every NT or PT event a tie breaker is going to happen and every player who wins will have to score a record breaker for the course at each tournament. Tournaments played on Golf Courses for NT and PT some will have to change to possibly take off some of the open temporary used traditional ball golf courses used. The NT and PT might have to have courses made for the top level players to use and too difficult for 2/3 of the field, courses like the 2 Millo courses for the Beaver State Fling.

XC_Eddy 06-19-2019 08:42 AM

Add some good young European players who started young and the MPO field could look very different in 5 years.

VictorB 06-19-2019 10:14 AM

I'm pretty sure 3 of the top 6 at USADGC are 18 or under

ohtobediscing 06-19-2019 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Casey 1988 (Post 3464041)
...The NT and PT might have to have courses made for the top level players to use and too difficult for 2/3 of the field, courses like the 2 Millo courses for the Beaver State Fling.

The Milo/BSF courses are NOT "too difficult " for the field. They are so treasured that hundreds of locals show up to play it the first day it's in the ground. Do we throw -12 for 36? No. But over the years I've parred all the holes but one, and birdied a lot of them.

Now, island #7 at Selah Lakeside? To reach it in one throw IS too difficult for most. I watched a group of 10 semi-local Texans try to make the green in one; all they accomplished was 12 discs in the lake (some took 2 discs to comprehend the futility of their efforts).

aredoubles 06-19-2019 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by tom12003 (Post 3463135)
Just finished the 2019 Charlotte Amateur Championships (A Tier, 349 players). MA1 (89 players) was won convincingly by a 14 yr old (Evan Scott, current under 15 US DG Champion). Coming in 3rd was a 15 yr old (Evan Smith) and finishing 4th was Anthony Anselmo (current 12 and under World Champion--also 2 time World Champion at 10 and under), When these 3 mature and progress, they should be familiar names in open in less than 10 years.

7th place Gavin Simpson is also young, maybe 15?

Like with all kids, it depends on whether they keep their interests going as they become more independent. Plenty of young talents in all activities burnout because it was driven more by their strict parents than by themselves.

brutalbrutus 06-19-2019 02:31 PM

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Originally Posted by VictorB (Post 3464099)
I'm pretty sure 3 of the top 6 at USADGC are 18 or under

...and there was at least one who is 15 in the tie for 8th.

XC_Eddy 06-19-2019 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by brutalbrutus (Post 3464216)
...and there was at least one who is 15 in the tie for 8th.

I know that Kennan Johnson who was in the big 8th place log jam is under 18. Played in the same C tier as him this weekend. He shot a 1015 rated round playing the course blind. Lot of young guns out there who are super talented. Like someone said above though, not all of them will decide to pursue playing professionally. It's a big lifestyle commitment, and many of them get burnt out by the time they independently make all of their own choices.

zgmc 06-19-2019 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by aredoubles (Post 3464215)
7th place Gavin Simpson is also young, maybe 15?

Like with all kids, it depends on whether they keep their interests going as they become more independent. Plenty of young talents in all activities burnout because it was driven more by their strict parents than by themselves.

Or they decide to pursue a career that they can make a living doing. I seriously doubt many of these young kids are being pressured by their parents to play a sport that even if they become one of the top 10 pros, they will still be denied for a mortgage because their annual income hovers right around the poverty line.


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