CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — Castle Pines member Eoin Middaugh and partner Taylor Wood posted their second straight 67 and lead by two heading to Friday at the Charlie Coe Invitational.
Wood, who formerly played for USC, reached the match play portion of the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball last earlier this month with his Trojan teammate Jordan Nassar. The duo were the No. 4 seed heading to match play but were defeated in the first round.
First-round leaders Jonathan Marsico and his playing partner Ben Hayes of Scottsdale, Ariz. posted 66 to take a one-shot lead into the second round of the annual four-ball event, but the team struggled on Thursday, carding 77 and falling back into a tie for 12th.
Tripp Kuhlke and Jeff Knox posted the lowest score of the day, a 66, to grab second place while Tony Bagneschi and Ken Tanigawa have rounds of 70 and 68 under their belt for a hold on third place.
In the Senior division, Ben Hargis and Dave Delich shot 67 on Thursday to follow up a 70. They'll take a one-shot lead into the last day holding a slim lead over Mike Booker and Pat Youngs.
ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
The tournament, which is in its 26th year in 2015, is organized by Mike Timbers and is played annually to honor one of the greatest amateurs ever — Charlie Coe. He 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 and was 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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