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
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
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