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2003 Top 60 Women’s Classic

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Jun 25, 2003

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Jean Reynolds Runs Away with Women's Top 60 Classic

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Jean Reynolds of Newnan outplayed her opponents with a final round, even-par 70 to capture the Women's Top 60 Classic by six strokes, finishing at two-over 142. Finishing second at 148 after a strong round of 71 was Sarah Kate Cousart of Athens. Leslie Stubblefield of Kennesaw, who started just two back, finished third at 150. First-flight competitor Lauren Cousart, Sarah Kate's 16-year-old sister, finished fourth overall at 152 with a final-round 74.

Laura Coble of Augusta finished fifth at 153, after falling back with a final-round 79. Katie Davidson of Bonaire was sixth at 156. Defending champion Charlotte Grant of Greensboro finished tied for seventh overall with three others at 157. They were Gretchen McLeod of Richmond Hill, who played in the first flight, and second-flight competitors Ginette Spinucci of Stone Mountain and Erin Campbell of Canton.

Reynolds, who will join the University of Georgia team in the fall, birdied two of her first four holes (number two and four) and had an eight-stroke lead by the turn, as her playing partners fell back on the front nine. Cousart, playing in the group ahead after an opening 77, made up ground on her back nine with birdies at 10, 15 and 18.

Reynolds, who won the Georgia Girls' Championship the past three summers, picked up her first GSGA women's title with solid play, hitting all but one fairway and 14 greens in her final round. Reynolds "took advantage early" as both her playing partners struggled over the first few holes. After number five, Reynolds was seven up on Stubblefield, who opened with a bogey and doubled number four, and eleven up on Coble, who had an uncharacteristic double- double- bogey- double stretch from two through five. Coble birdied seven and eight, but never challenged.

Asked about how holding such a large lead affected her, she stated "I just stuck to what I was doing." She also credited her caddie from Sea Island Golf Club, Jeremy Theus, with keeping her relaxed and making it fun, as well as providing local knowledge on the challenging 5,731-yard Seaside layout.

Sue Tucker of Atlanta won the third flight with a 163. Mary Bowmaster of Marietta capturedfourthflight honors with a 169.

Originally known as the Women's Top 40 Competition, this event was established in 1989 to showcase the top female amateurs in Georgia. The field, which was expanded to 56 in 2002, was expanded again to 60 and the event was renamed. The field was determined by handicap index, with the 60 lowest entrants receiving positions in the field. The field was divided into five flights (Championship and first through fourth) by handicap index. All participants played from the same tees and were eligible for the overall title. Entries were open to female amateur golfers who are Georgia residents and a member of a GSGA Member Club.

GSGA conducts 17 statewide competitions for men and women of all age groups, three interstate matches and 17 USGA qualifying events each year. Other services include computerized handicapping, course rating and measuring, a summer-long junior sectional competitions program, Golf Georgia magazine and two college scholarship programs.

Final Results

Top Ten Overall
1 Jean Reynolds, Newnan 72 70 142
2 Sarah Kate Cousart, Athens 77 71 148
3 Leslie Stubblefield, Kennesaw 74 76 150
4 Lauren Cousart, Athens 78 74 152
5 Laura Coble, Augusta 74 79 153
6 Katie Davidson, Bonaire 81 75 156
7 Charlotte Grant, Greensboro 78 79 157
8 Gretchen McLeod, Richmond Hill 81 76 157 
9 Ginette Spinucci, Stone Mountain 80 77 157
10 Erin Campbell, Canton 79 78 157

Championship Flight
1 Jean Reynolds, Newnan 72 70 142
2 Sarah Kate Cousart, Athens 77 71 148
3 Leslie Stubblefield, Kennesaw 74 76 150
4 Laura Coble, Augusta 74 79 153
5 Katie Davidson, Bonaire 81 75 156
6 Charlotte Grant, Greensboro 78 79 157
7 Beth Williams, Atlanta 79 80 159
8 Ellen Dempsey, St. Simons Island 80 80 160
9 Patti Huxford, Cumming 79 83 162
10 Nicole Wildes, Baxley 80 83 163
11 Ena Harvey, Greensboro 82 82 164
12 Lee Burton, Newnan 86 86 172

First Flight
1 Lauren Cousart, Athens 78 74 152
2 Gretchen McLeod, Richmond Hill 81 76 157
3 Darlene Werhnyak, Lawrenceville 85 75 160
4 Danielle Davis, St. Simons Island 83 80 163
5 Stephanie Stocks, Perry 83 82 165
5 Virginia Tyson, Macon 85 80 165
7 Cheryl Grigg, Sea Island 88 80 168
7 Claudeen Lindberg, Atlanta 88 80 168
9 Mary Riley, Perry 87 84 171
10 Jane Duggan, Atlanta 96 79 175
10 Serena Johnston, Acworth 91 84 175
12 Katie Walker, Blackshear 92 88 180

Second Flight
1 Ginette Spinucci, Stone Mountain 80 77 157 
1 Erin Campbell, Canton 79 78 157
3 Gina Gibson, Statesboro 84 75 159
4 Leigh Hunter, Jasper 79 84 163
5 Bonnie Grizzard, Rome 79 93 172
6 Liz Butler, Columbus 91 84 175
7 Sissi Gann, Kathleen 87 91 178
8 Ellen Connors, Newnan 89 91 180
8 Barbara Brown, Carrollton 93 87 180
10 Rebecca Rocker, Eatonton 93 94 187
11 Linda Edwards, Peachtree City 97 92 189
12 Betty Rich, Villa Rica 96 95 191

Third Flight
1 Sue Tucker, Atlanta 80 83 163
2 Debra Partridge, Roswell 89 85 174
3 Diane Fries, Atlanta 83 93 176
4 Lil White, St. Simons Island 87 89 176
5 Lorraine Sawls, Atlanta 91 87 178
6 Jean Dawson, Suwanee 89 90 179
7 Doris Stevens, St. Mary's 95 85 180
8 Alice Richardson, Alpharetta 93 89 182
9 Kim Turner, Calhoun 91 92 183
10 Jodie Shepard, Newnan 93 91 184
11 Judy Wilson, Marietta 94 96 190
12 Susan Grove, St. Simons Island 104 98 202

Fourth Flight
1 Mary Bowmaster, Marietta 84 85 169 
2 Debbie Blount, Atlanta 90 84 174
3 Gwen Young, Cochran 88 95 183
4 Marilyn Nolan-Johnson, Marietta 86 98 184 
5 Donnie Faucette, Big Canoe 91 94 185
6 Carole Cavanaugh, Sharpsburg 101 87 188
6 Sherrie Tindle, Alpharetta 96 92 188
6 Jan Shirley, Albany 96 92 188 
9 Sherry Huchet, Peachtree City 93 96 189
10 Donna Eaton, Greensboro 95 95 190
11 Bette Sims, Atlanta 98 102 200
12 Diane Haynes, Newnan WD WD WD

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