Janie Jackson (Huntsville, Alabama) teed off at 8:28 am this morning, which allowed her to complete 36-holes ahead of the weather that rolled in during the afternoon. She carded a second round 6-under 66 to match yesterday and takes her to 12-under overall. The Alabama University alumna competed the first two round with former team member Mia Landerean and Guardian Championship invite, Jade Sanders.
“It was fun. It’s always fun when you get to tee it up with somebody your close with. It kind of takes the pressure off a little bit. It makes it feel like a fun day. So, I enjoyed it, playing with [Mia]. I haven’t played with her in a while,” said Jackson. “I told [Jade] when we got to the 18th to just keep it up. She’s got a really good and solid game. She hits it really well. She chips it really well. I mean I think everybody out here knows that, where you score is around the greens. If she can get that putter going you know she’s going to be really good. And I know that because I’ve struggled with that my whole life. So, it was cool to watch her. I always like playing with the younger people, people who are newer to it. She’s got it, she’s got to keep it up.”
Last year Jackson finished at No. 5 in the Race for the Card with the help of claiming her first win on the Symetra Tour at the Florida’s Natural Charity Classic.
“It’s given me the confidence to know that I can do it. And now being in that position, it’s one that I’ve been in before. So, it doesn’t have to feel so new. I think just having that win under my belt is a good confidence booster.”