Max Jackson Wins 2nd Straight RI Junior Amateur Title

Max Jackson is still on top of the Rhode Island junior golf world. 

Jackson beat Barrington’s Cole Vieira 5&3 on Friday afternoon at Winnapaug to win his second straight RI Junior Amateur title. 

Max Jackson

The La Salle phenom now owns back-to-back Junior Am titles and back-to-back high school state championships. 

Scoring HERE

Next up, he turns his attention to the Pawtucket County Club Championship where he is the number one seed. 

Story of the Match 

After a little bit of a scare from Rocco Biafore in the semi-finals, Jackson got off to a quick two-up lead through the first two holes, and extended it to three up through five. 

Vieira fought back, cutting the deficit to two-up at the turn. 

Jackson shot 31 on the front and Vieira 33. 

On the back side, Jackson went four-up after winning the tenth and 11th holes, pretty much putting the match on ice. 

He closed it out on the 15th hole with a short putt. 

Boys 14 & Under Division 

In the boys 14 & Under division final, Drive, Chip & Putt alum AJ Colonna beat Drew MacLeod 5&4 to win the title. 

Colonna got off to a quick three-up lead through the first five holes and never looked back, going four-up on the ninth hole and five-up on the 14th hole. 

Boys First Division 

In the first division, 14-year-old Joey Iaciofano beat La Salle star Joseph Earley 3&2 to take the title. 

Earley went one-up on the second hole, before Iaciofano won three of the next five holes to take a two up lead. 

He would extend it to four-up on the 11th hole, pretty much putting the match away. 

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