CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (May 28, 2014) -- Three teams share the lead after the first round of play at the 25th annual Charlie Coe Invitational at Castle Pines Golf Club.
The teams of Marcus Jones and Norton Rainey, Garrey Larson and Eddie Davis and Tim Mickelson and Jeff Fujimoto all shot 7-under 65 to set the early pace.
Tied for fourth place are the teams of Zac BUrton and Grant Vollertsen, Adam Runinson and Daniel Campbell and 2013 champion Tripp Kuhlke and new partner John Gibbs. The trio of teams tied for fourth place shot 6-under 66 in Round 1.
Not far behind are contenders Tony Bagneschi and Bryan Hoops (68) and former winners Jason Pool and Barry Dyche (68).
In the Senior Division, Ben Hargis and Dave Delich lead thanks to a first-round 66. Mike Booker and Pat Youngs shot 67 and sit solo second while the teams of Ron Burns and Jay Anderson, Kelly Cox and Steve Whitside and Steven Hakes and Dan Alpha are tied for third after opening-round 69s.
The Charlie Coe Invitational, organized by Mike Timbers, is played annually to honor one of the greatest amateurs ever. Coe is remembered for winning the U.S. Amateur twice, and for captaining the Walker Cup and Americas Cup teams. His first national amateur win came in 1949, and then again in 1958. Defending his title a year later, Coe lost to Jack Nicklaus. Coe had a distinguished Masters record. An Augusta National member, he played in 19 consecutive Masters, and finished as low amateur six times. He tied Arnold Palmer for second, behind Gary Player, in the 1961 Masters. In 1998, his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, dedicated the Charlie Coe learning Center, a state of the art teaching facility. Coe was a member at Castle Pines until he died in 2001.
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