ST. LOUIS, MO (September 18, 2016) -- Thanks to a
under 67 in the second round Tim Jackson was able
claim medalist honors at the U.S. Senior Amateur.
Jackson will be the top-seed when the Round of 64
begins Monday at Old Warson Country Club.
Entering play on Sunday, Jackson, who earned
medalist honors for the second time in a USGA
event, was even-par
following a 71 the day before. Starting on the
homeward nine, Jackson kick started his round with
back-to-back birdies on Nos. 10 and 11 to quickly
reach red figures. One more birdie for the two-time
U.S. Mid-Amateur champion pushed the tally to 3-
under at the turn.
On his second nine, Jackson rolled in a 40-foot
birdie on the 5th and then moved to 5-under with
another birdie a hole later. Jackson did give one-
stroke back on his final hole.
"Well, you beat everybody; you get a medal, so
it means something. Other than that, I don't think it
means that much,” Jackson said. “How many times
you seen the 64 seed beat the 1 seed? It happens a
lot. You put that out of your mind tomorrow and
warm up on the range the way you always warm
Jackson will be play No. 64 John Madden in the
Round of 64.
First round co-leaders Joe Russo and Randal
finished second at 2-under. After a first round 3-
68, Lewis reached 4-under with a birdie on the 6th
three bogeys and only one other bogey prevented
2011 U.S. Mid-Amateur winner from making a
Russo also reached 4-under, however bogeys on
the 11th and 13th holes dropped him off the pace.
the day Russo birdied two and bogeyed three.
"I haven't been in this position before where I'm
near the top, trying to be the medalist,” Russo said.
“I thought my nerves were worse today than
The only two other players in red figures were
Sheppard and Randy Haag at 1-under and tied for
Defending champion Chip Lutz responded as a
champion would be expected to during the final day
stroke-play qualifying. After the first day, Lutz was
over and outside the cutline in a tie for 81st. On
Lutz bounced back with a 1-over 72 to finish 7-over
a tie for 41st.
Beginning on Monday play will move to match
with the Round of 64 to be followed by the Rounds of
and 16 on Tuesday. On Wednesday it will be the
quarterfinals and semifinals before the title match is
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-The USGA contributed to this story