Offseason work pays off for Reynolds
Post Independent Staff
Jacy Reynolds’ diligence in practice has turned the Glenwood Springs High School junior into one of the top girl golfers on the Western Slope.
After ending the 2003 high school season with a 40th place finish at the 4A state tournament, Reynolds immediately began her quest for improvement.
“I played in a tournament every week, attended the Arizona State University golf camp and practiced five to seven hours,” Reynolds said.
Accompanying Reynolds at those local practice sessions was her grandfather Dick Webb, who played an active role in developing the young golfer’s skills.
Throughout the summer, Webb was Reynolds’ playing partner, personal coach and support staff.
And when the 2004 high school season opened in March, the work Reynolds put into her golf game, with Webb’s assistance, was evident.
Playing against a host of 5A golfers at the Warrior Invitational at Grand Junction’s Tiara Rado Golf Course, Reynolds shot an tournament runner-up score of 89. The following day, at Bookcliff County Club, Reynolds entered the clubhouse with a 86, good enough for third place.
Last month, she won the Demon Invitational tournament, held at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club in West Glenwood.
Reynolds’ winning round of 90 was especially notable, considering she played her home course in bad weather, having to deal with delays and dodging rain and sleet.
“I’m placing the ball more consistently this year,” said Reynolds.
That’s a good sign to the Demon junior, who hopes for a second-straight trip to the 4A state meet, along with another top 10 finish at next week’s regional tournament in Grand Junction.
“I feel I have a strong chance to be successful,” Reynolds said. “And I feel that I have a pretty good chance of making (state) again.”
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