Max Jackson Finishes Even Par After Round 1 of U.S. Junior Am
Rhode Island’s Max Jackson finished his first round of the U.S. Junior Amateur at even par for the day.
Playing at Bandon Dunes, Jackson posted a first round score of 72 and is currently (as of 6:30 p.m. ish Monday) tied for 48th with a slew of other players.
Not all players are off the course yet, so the number will continue to vary.
The top 64 players make the cut to match play.
Jackson will tee off at 5:20 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday at Bandon Trails.
Jackson’s 1st Round
“The third player in the group, from Cumberland, Rhode Island, Maxwell Jackson,” the official announced on the tenth tee just before Jackson was set to tee off.
Jackson made birdie on the tenth hole, but gave it right back on the 11th hole with a bogey.
After just missing an eagle putt on the par-5 13th hole, Jackson had a tap in birdie to get back under par.
The high school state champion missed a short birdie putt on 16, but buried one on 17 to turn at two-under par.
On the back side, things got a bit tougher as the wind picked up.
Jackson doubled the first hole, then bogeyed the second hole to fall to over par for the first time all day.
He then made a birdie on three and a bogey on four to stay over par.
After four straight pars, Jackson closed the round with a birdie on the ninth to get back to even par for the day.