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Jonathan Marsico and Ben Hayes pair for Charlie Coe title
Charlie Coe Invitational winners <br>(Photo from Don Hurter of Castle Pines Golf Club)
Charlie Coe Invitational winners
(Photo from Don Hurter of Castle Pines Golf Club)
CASTLE ROCK, CO (October 7, 2016) -- The final round of the 2016 Charlie Coe Invitational hosted at Castle Pines Golf Club has been completed. The first severe frost of the fall impacted the golf course to the point where the final round had to be shortened to nine-holes, but the spirit of the competition and the level of play remained high.

The course played extremely long and tough and yet the quality of the field still managed to shine through with some tremendous scoring.

The Mid-Amateur Division came down to the wire with Castle Pines member Jonathan Marsico of Denver, CO, and partner Ben Hayes of Scottsdale, AZ, shooting a 4-under 32 on the front nine to take home the title at a total of 9-under-par 171. Right on their heels and coming up two-strokes short at 7-under 173 were the teams of defending champions Eoin Middaugh (a Castle Pines member), of Irvine, CA, and Taylor Wood, of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, and Bob Summers (a Castle Pines member), of Dove Canyon, CA, and Greg Lopez, of San Clemente, CA.

In the Senior Division, Castle Pines member Hollis Sullivan, of Westworth Village, TX, and partner Jeff Dillard, of Wichita Falls, TX, carried over their hot play from the second round to shoot a scorching 5-under 31 on the front nine. They posted a 7-under total of 173 to put them atop the Senior Division.

Six-strokes back at 179 were the teams of Pat Youngs and partner John Pierce, both of San Antonio, TX, and Jim Holtgrieve, of Augusta, MO, and partner Al Martin, of Plymouth, MA.

This was the 27th anniversary of the Charlie Coe Invitational and it continues to be a tremendous tribute to Charlie himself, one of the best amateur players in golf. His accomplishments included two USGA Amateur Championships (1949 and 1958), playing in nineteen consecutive Masters (making the cut fifteen times) and being a seven-time member of the Walker Cup (Captain in 1957 and 1959). Charlie would be proud of the play that was on display this week for his tournament.

Editors Note-Story by Don Hurter of Castle Pines Golf Club

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ABOUT THE Charlie Coe Invitational

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. Team Event, max handicap combined 4.0. Inquire by letter and golf resume.

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