July 17 2012
Patrick Reed’s 65 on Monday may not have been the lowest round of the day, but it was enough to gain the 22-year-old San Antonio native his fifth qualifying berth of the year (tops on the PGA TOUR) for a spot in this week’s True South Open field at Annandale Golf Club in Madison, Miss.
Reed finished behind medalist Austin Gutgsell, who had nine birdies in a bogey-free round of 63, while Zack Reeves and Greg Sonnier each posted rounds of 64 at Monday’s qualifier held at Lake Caroline Golf Club.
Reed, whose best 2012 finish is T24 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, has made four cuts in seven starts this year. He previously qualified for the Zurich Classic, Wells Fargo Championship, HP Byron Nelson Championship and Travelers Championship.
Gutgsell, a 22-year-old native of Mandeville, La., also qualified at the FedEx St. Jude Classic and missed the cut with rounds of 73-75. The former LSU Tiger golfer was a teammate with John Peterson and graduated in 2012 with a degree in marketing. He ranks as one of only six LSU golfers to win at least two tournament titles since 1982 – winning the 2010 individual crown at the David Toms Intercollegiate and the 2012 LSU National Invitational.
Sonnier, a 35-year-old native of Jennings, La. and former golfer at Louisiana-Lafayette, has made six cuts in 12 Web.com events in his career, including his best outing – a T8 finish at the 2007 Chitimacha Louisiana Open as a sponsor’s exemption. Prior to qualifying, Sonnier has competed on the Adams Pro Golf Tour Series.
The 27-year-old Reeves, a native of Arlington, Texas who played collegiately at University of Texas-Arlington, is also making his first PGA TOUR start. He also has competed on the Adams Golf Pro Tour.