Newnan’s own Jean Reynolds is making waves at the US Women’s Open. Reynolds, an UGA alumna and the leading money winner on the Duramed Futures Tour, has her sights set on an Open title. After a shaky start, Reynolds posted an opening round of 69 followed by an even par round of 72 on Friday to sit two shots back of leader Cristie Kerr.
As a five-time winner of the Georgia State Golf Association Championship, Reynolds was offered a scholarship to Georgia out of high school but preferred to live the life of a normal college student. She did join the golf team but did not travel and eventually gave it up, opting to pledge a sorority and travel abroad. Of primary focus to Reynolds was following the football team, missing but two games in her five years on campus.
In the two years since graduation, Reynolds has been on the Duramed Futures Tour, winning two tournaments and earning $73,934 to date. A victory in the Open will surely be the end of her Futures touring days and affix her on the LPGA circuit.
The future is bright for this Bulldog!