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Ben Kohles wins Dogwood Invitational
30 Jun 2012
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Ben Kohles
Ben Kohles
ATLANTA, Ga., (June 30, 2012)-- The Dogwood Invitational came down to the final shots to determine the 2012 champion. Ben Kohles, a University of Virginia graduate, finished the final round at 17 under with a score of 67 securing his title as champion of the 46th annual Dogwood Invitational by 2 shots.

In second was Michael Kim, a student at the University of California who fired a 68 on the final day, but was one shot short of Kohles. Third place went to University of Virginia graduate Bruce Woodall, who had started the day in first place, falling behind the torrid pace with a 71. Both Michael Kim and Bruce Woodall finished the final round 15 under.

Local standouts, and crowd favorites, including returning players Georgia Tech’s Anders Albertson and Oliver Schniederjans and University of Georgia’s T.J. Mitchell as well as recent Sunnehanna Amateur champion Bobby Wyatt, made a good showing, falling just short of the eventual champion. The low round for the day, 67, was shot by Joey Garber and Oliver Schniederjans, tying for 6th.

“It’s been another great week of exciting amateur play here at Druid Hills,” said Edward Toledano – chairman of the Dogwood Invitational. “With a talented field full of aspiring PGA- professionals, it’s exciting to watch sensational golf on our home course and know that we are not only enjoying the best of golf, but we are also sending our 25th Reynolds scholar to Clemson. The Dogwood thrives because it’s the best of everything: volunteerism, competition, philanthropy, values and America’s greatest game – golf.”

Under intense heat, to add to the intense pressure of the finalist field, the top 40 teed off in a double tee start at the first and tenth holes; enabling play to complete the 18-hole final round before the afternoon temperature high. The top 10 players were as follows:

ABOUT THE The Dogwood Invitational

Participation in The Dogwood Invitational is by Invitation from the Dogwood Tournament Committee. The tournament is 72 holes of stroke play with a 54 hole cut to low 40 and ties for final round. Players are required to walk during tournament play and may carry their golf bag themselves or take a caddie. Caddies may be requested in advance during registration, or players may select one on their own. Distance measuring devices are not allowed during tournament play.

8-spot Qualifier is held Monday of tournament week, prior to the event.

The first Dogwood Invitational, held in April 1941, validated Druid Hills Golf Club as a challenging venue for amateur golf tournaments. Opened to great acclaim in 1912, the Druid Hills Golf Club has always nurtured talented golfers with a rich history of hosting southern championships. The Club has hosted eight Georgia State Amateur Championships and can boast having held eighty-four championships including the Dogwood forty- six times, since the club’s establishment.

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Results For The Dogwood Invitational Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
1NCBen KohlesCary, NC100070-69-65-67--271
T2CAMichael KimDel Mar, CA70069-69-67-68--273
T2NCBruce WoodallYanceyville, NC70069-64-69-71--273
4ALBobby WyattMobile, AL50069-69-68-68--274
5FLM.J. MaguireSt. Petersburg, FL50066-68-69-73--276

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