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Charlie Coe Invitational: Three Teams Tied at Castle Pines
Castle Pines Golf Club again hosts the Charlie Coe Invitational
Castle Pines Golf Club again hosts the Charlie Coe Invitational
CASTLE ROCK, CO (May 31, 2017) - Three teams share the lead after the first round of the Charlie Coe Invitational at Castle Pines Golf Club.

Twenty-nine mid-amateur teams and twenty-six senior teams from around the country teed off at Castle Pines playing four-ball stroke play.

Eoin Middaugh, who won the event in 2015 with Taylor Wood, teamed up with new partner Sean Lim to shoot a six-under 66 and share the first round lead. They were joined by the teams of Jack Larkin/Brendan Williams and Jim Strickland/Mike Wagner. Larkin is a former Charlie Coe champion, having won in 2005 with partner Jim Ireland. Strickland is a four-time champion with former partner Warren Vickers.

The defending champions Jonathan Marsico and Ben Hayes sit tied for fourth after a 69.

Among other former champions, the team of Ted Neville and Andy Latowski (winners in 2014) shot a 71, Tripp Kuhlke and Jeff Knox (2013) shot 70, Jason Pool and Barry Dyche (2012) shot 70.

In the Senior Division, Hollis Sullivan and Jeff Dillard combined to shoot a five-under 67, one shot ahead of four teams: Mike Booker/Pat Youngs, John Bracken/Ronny Ocker, Ernie Danner/Herb Fisher, and Mike Rice/Jerry Hudgins.

The Charlie Coe Invitational, honoring one of golf's greatest amateurs, is the first Major Four-Ball of the summer amateur golf season.

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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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