Palmer Jackson, Mark Goetz fall back in Southern Amateur

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 TribLive reporter covering high school and college sports and local golf. He joined the Trib in 1995 after spending 15 years at the Daily Courier in Connellsville, where he served as sports editor for 14 years. He can be reached at

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