Cotton States: Match play rolls on
MONROE, La. (July 25, 2013) -- Top-seed Blake Kelley won twice Thursday to advance to the Round of 16 at the 2013 Cotton States bracket.

Kelley took medalist honors and advanced past a 19-hole first-round match and a 4-and-3 beating of Nathan Weant.

No. 2 seed Mitchell McElroy also moved on to the second full day of match play. McElroy bested Preston Standley 3-and-1 before beating Calvin Pearson 1-up.

Round of 16 and quarterfinal matches will be played Friday from Bayou DeSiard Country Club with the semifinals and championship matches taking place on Saturday.

For a full run down of match play scores, use the link below.

Results For W.E. Cole Cotton States Invitational
WinOKIan DavisEdmond, OK400
Runner-upTXPreston StanleyKaty, TX300
SemifinalsTXSean RomeroTexarkana, TX200
SemifinalsKYCooper MusselmanLouisville, KY200
QuarterfinalsTXJohnathan SchnitzerHouston, TX100

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ABOUT THE Cotton States Invitational

Originally played in 1949 as the Bayou DeSiard Labor Day Golf Tournament, the tournament's name was changed to the Cotton States Invitational in 1951 by the club's young head professional, W. E. "Winnie" Cole. He felt that the name better reflected the main states that the tournament's players originated from (and a move to mid-summer made the name a necessity later anyway). Little did Cole know that 27 years later, in 1978, the event would be renamed again, forever to be known as the W. E. Cole Cotton States Invitational Golf Tournament.

Past champions of this highly competitive, yet festive tournament include Don January and Hal Sutton. Gil Morgan, David Toms and many other PGA Tour players have also competed. The tournament field field is limited to 96 amateur participants having a verified USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 0.0. A 36-hole stroke play qualifier determines the low 32 players for match play.

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