Jean Reynolds is one of the early surprises at the 2009 U.S. Women's Open. As this is written, following completion of the second round, Jean is in third place, two strokes off the lead.
So who is she? She's a player who's been on quite a hot streak this year on the Futures Tour.
So far in 2009 - Reynolds' second on the Futures Tour - she has two wins, two seconds, a third and a tenth among her 10 tournaments. Not surprisingly, Jean is the leading money winner to this point.
Jean joined the Futures Tour in 2008 and was solid in her rookie season, making 11 of 15 cuts and ranking in the Top 30 in scoring average. Prior to turning pro, she was a five-time winner of the Georgia State Golf Association Championship. And she did well enough in high school golf in Georgia that the state legislature honored her.