Cameron Young wins the Evans Scholars Invitational at the Glen Club, while Northbrook’s Nick Hardy slips to 5th

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Cameron Young continued his torrid two-week stretch on the Korn Ferry Tour with a five-shot victory in the Evans Scholars Invitational on Sunday in Glenview — his second consecutive wire-to-wire win on the PGA Tour’s top developmental circuit.

Young closed with a 4-under 67 at the Glen Club for an 18-under total. Adam Svensson finished second at 13 under, one shot ahead of Taylor Dickson and three clear of fourth-place Ollie Schniederjans, who shot a 62 on Sunday.

Northbrook native and former Illinois All-American Nick Hardy, who shared the first-round lead with Young, entered the final round four back in second place. He closed with a 1-over 72 and finished in a three-way tie for fifth at 9 under that also included Highwood’s Patrick Flavin.

Young, a 24-year-old New Yorker who played at Wake Forest, was coming off a two-shot victory last week in Kansas City, Mo. He opened both tournaments with a 64 and has held at least a share of the lead after the last eight rounds — seven of them outright.

He birdied his first three holes Sunday to stretch his lead over Hardy to six and never was in jeopardy all day.

Illini in 4th at NCAAs

Illinois posted a 2-under 278 total — the third-best score of the day — and sits in fourth place after three rounds of the NCAA men’s golf championship at Grayhawk in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The top eight teams after Monday’s final round of stroke play advance to match play beginning Tuesday.

The Illini are 4 over after three rounds, 16 shots behind first-place Oklahoma State and only three behind second-place Oklahoma.

Illinois’ Michael Feagles is tied for fifth in the individual competition at 4 under, five shots behind leader Bo Jin of Oklahoma State. Feagles had five birdies in his first seven holes but stalled out with two bogeys on his back nine.

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