Young hopes for encore season

By Barbara Boxleitner
jdanddoc@gmail.com
Posted 4/28/20

Logan Young has had a rewarding four years of college golf and the Normangee High School graduate may not be done yet.

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Young hopes for encore season

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Logan Young has had a rewarding four years of college golf and the Normangee High School graduate may not be done yet.

Because the pandemic shortened the spring season, the University of Houston senior said he will get this year of eligibility back.

Coaches are waiting to hear how much scholarship money will be available for players next year, he learned, for the scholarship amount may be lower.

"My coach told me that he wants me back, and he's trying to get me back," he said.

Young is considering his options. If he does return for another year, he said, "I would use the golf season to get better for professional golf."

He finished this year second on the squad with a 72.17 scoring average. He opened with a strong fall, leading the team at the Lone Star Invitational, where he placed sixth with a 216 (69-73-74). He tied for the team lead at the Intercollegiate at Innisbrook, finishing 12th with 214 (72-71-71).

His 73.32 scoring average was third the previous year, his first after two years competing for Concordia University Texas.

"I always knew I had a lot of potential," he said. "When I got out of Concordia, a lot of the motivation was people doubting me. I wanted to try my hardest."

Though he cited a lack of interest in him out of high school, that changed after his sophomore season at Concordia, when he was a PING All-America first-team selection. "I had so many coaches start calling," he said.

His time with the Cougars has been memorable. "I'm super, super blessed with what I was given. I dreamed about playing Division I golf," he said. "It is unreal at Houston."

During the fall the team played in the Bahamas and during the 2018 fall played in Hawaii. "I was playing some of the most beautiful courses you could imagine," he said. "At Concordia you don't really play a lot of the prestige courses I was playing at. The schedule was really nice."

With the season over, Young has been working on his body movement by doing stretches and explosion drills. During idle times, he practices a split stance swing 15 to 20 times.  "I load up on my right leg. That's where I tend to mess up," he said, adding that distance and accuracy suffer when he doesn't have his position just right.

The exercise "gets my swing more repeatable," he said, and it allows him to add power.

Among the professional tours he is considering is the Korn Ferry, for which Houston assistant coach Matt Fast has competed. Another is the All Pro Tour, which offers tournaments in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas, according to the tour online site.

Send updates about area athletes to Barbara Boxleitner at jdanddoc@gmail.com.

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