Jay Reynolds, shown here with the 2017 Spring Championship trophy, was the only Austin based golfer to make it through the local U.S. Open qualifying at Wolfdancer Golf Club in Bastrop on Monday. Several others, including Wes Short, Omar Uristi and Matthew Perrine came close.
Four players shot four under par 68 and qualified to advance to sectional qualifying. Reynolds shot three under and was one of five players in a playoff for four spots.
Weather delayed the playoff until almost dark. The players proceeded to the 15th, a short par four which requires a layup and short iron to the green. Reynolds hit three iron and a lob wedge to four feet, eventually making a par and advancing to the sectional qualifying at Lakewood Country Club in Dallas, Texas on June fifth.
Meanwhile, Wes Short choose driver and hit a wayward shot that eventually wound up as a lost ball, partially due to the low light conditions. The other players managed to find their ball and make a score better than Short so they all advanced. Short is the first alternate and Omar Uresti is the second alternate.