Palmer Jackson, Mark Goetz fall back in Southern Amateur

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Friday, July 16, 2021 | 10:42 PM


Things were looking pretty good for Murrysville native Palmer Jackson during the third round of the Southern Amateur on Friday at Old Waverly Golf Club, West Point, Miss.

Jackson was 4-under-par for the round through 12 holes, 8-under for the tournament before things unraveled. Jackson played the final six holes 6-over, which included consecutive double bogeys on Nos. 13 and 14, to finish the third round at 2-over 73.

Jackson is tied for 38th at 4-under par. The Notre Dame sophomore had six birdies during his first 12 holes.

Maxwell Moldovan of Union Town, Ohio won the four-day event at 16-under, 197.

Mark Goetz of Greensburg also had a through day. He shot a 7-over par 78 and is 6-over, 219.

Goetz started his round with a birdie. But a triple bogey seven on No. 2 got him off track. He had four birdies, a double bogey and a two triple bogeys.

Jr. PGA Boys Championship

Central Catholic’s Carter Pitcairn and Penn-Trafford’s Nick Turowski competed in all four rounds of the Junior PGA Championship at Kearney Hills Golf Links in Lexington, Ky.

Pitcairn tied for 38th with a four-round total of even par, 284. Nick Turowski finished with a 12-over 296, tied for 71st.

Central Catholic’s Rocco Salvitti and Penn-Trafford’s Alex Turowski competed in the first two rounds, just missing the cut for the final two rounds.

Pa. Open qualifier

Ten players earned a spot in the Pennsylvania Golf Association’s Open by qualifying at Hannastown Golf Club.

Peters Township’s Tanner Johnson was the medalist with a 3-under 67.

Jordan Scott of Pittsburgh was second with a 2-under 68. Fox Chapel’s Gregor Meyer, Latrobe’s Brady Pevarnik and Franklin Regional’s Michael Wareham were among six players tied for third at 1-under 69.

The other qualifiers were Scott Bitar, Tyler Cozad, Neal Shipley, Kelly Patrick and Easton Renwick.

The 105th Open is Aug. 10-12 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club.

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Paul by email at pschofield@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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