Jackson’s 60s streak ends, but he advances to Match Play at U.S. Amateur
Palmer Jackson’s consecutive streak of rounds in the 60s ended on Tuesday at the 119th U.S. Amateur.
But the 2019 Franklin Regional graduate and Notre Dame commit was safely in the field of 64 that will advance to Match Play competition beginning Wednesday at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C.
Jackson shot a 6-over-par 76 on Course No. 2 and finished stroke play qualifying rounds at 2-over 142. He shot a 4-under, 66 on Monday on Course No. 4. He had shot nine-consecutive competitive rounds in the 60s.
The USGA suspended play at 8 p.m. because of darkness. The field of 312 will be cut to the low 64 after the completion of the second round of stroke play.
Three other Western Pennsylvania golfers didn’t play well enough to advance, and a fourth will need a miracle to do so.
Peters Township’s Connor Schmidt finished with a two-round total of 7-over 147. He shot a 1-over 71 during his second round on Course No. 4. He will finish just outside the projected cut, which, according to the USGA website,was 5-over.
Oakmont native Sean Knapp was 20-over 160, and Montour’s Trent Karlik also was 20-over 160 after shooting an 18-over 88 in the second round. Greensburg native and West Virginia junior Mark Goetz had four holes to play when play was suspended but was 12-over, seven shots off the projected cut.
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