Young Caps Off Stellar Career With PING Division III All-Northeast Honors
BABSON PARK, Mass. — After earning New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Player of the Year honors, winning the NECC Championship, and helping the Babson College golf team to its first NCAA Tournament bid since 2002, senior captain Joe Young (Westwood, Mass.) capped off his brilliant career by being named to the 2012 PING Division III All-Northeast Region Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) last week at the NCAA Championships.
Young becomes the tenth known golfer in program history to earn All-Region honors, and the first to earn a PING All-Northeast selection since Travis Dewire '08 in 2007.
The award comes on the heels of a terrific senior campaign for Young, who led the team in scoring with a 77.08 stroke average and helped Babson to its second NECC title in three seasons, finishing 16 shots clear of runner-up Elms College. The Beavers earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, and recently made their eighth tournament appearance at the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Young earned First Team All-NECC accolades and was named as the NECC Golfer of the Year by virtue of taking medalist honors at the 2011-12 NECC Championship in October. Young fired rounds of 69 and 75 for a four-over par total of 144, and then outdueled junior teammate Wesley Tryhane (Stamford, Conn.) on the second playoff hole for the victory.
During his three-year career at Babson, Young was a three-time All-NECC First Team selection and earned back-to-back Golfer of the Year awards in 2010-11 and 2011-12. He had 13 top six finishes in 28 career events, including three victories, and helped the Beavers to five tournament victories and three second-place finishes. Young ended his career with a 77.35 scoring average.