Taylor Dickson Shoots Course-Record 62; Tied with Jacob Solomon at 14-under
By Jeremy Friedman
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Taylor Dickson played nearly flawless golf on Saturday at Metedeconk National Golf Club in the third round of the Magnit Championship, carding a course-record and tournament-scoring record 10-under par 62 (11 birdies and one bogey), moving into a tie with Jacob Solomon (4-under 68 on Saturday) for the 54-hole lead at 14-under par.
Dickson, currently 57th on the Korn Ferry Tour Points List, tied the lowest round of his professional career on Saturday, highlighted by six birdies in his first eight holes.
“Just drove it unbelievable. Hit the irons unreal,” said Dickson following his round. “Didn’t really leave myself too many long birdie putts. Just really hit is solid all day long.
“The putter came around today, which was nice,” Dickson continued. “Just looking forward to tomorrow. I have an opportunity, which is all you want, and just looking forward to it.”
Solomon, who turned the lone-bogey free-round on Saturday with a steady 4-under-par 68, is crediting his standing as co-leader heading into Sunday with a newfound outlook on his on-course attitude and a new putter.
“I’ve struggled the last weeks. I’ve missed four out of five cuts,” said Solomon. “It hasn’t been easy and my attitude’s been really killing me out there. I’ve been really hard on myself. “This game will beat you up obviously. Just trying to be more positive out there and stay more even keel I think has helped me a lot this week.”
Last week in Omaha, Solomon picked the brain of one of the best putters on the Korn Ferry Tour, Ben Kohles, and decided to try a similar putter as Kohles, a Scotty Cameron GOLO putter.
“It’s been working really well so far, I’m happy with it,” said Solomon. “I started practicing with that putter on Tuesday and its been in the bag. It felt good from the first putt. I made the first putt with it, so I was like, ‘OK, this is a good sign, I think we can go with this.”
Sunday’s final round will begin at 6:45 am ET, with the final pairing of Solomon and Dickson at 12:59 pm ET.