Charlie Coe Invitational underway in Colorado
CASTLE ROCK, Colorado (May 30, 2012) -- The 23rd Anniversary of the Charlie Coe Invitational teed off at the storied Castle Pines Golf Club today, with some of the best Mid-Am and Senior-Am teams from around the world in atwo-man scratch better ball format, the tournament celebrates the legend ofCharlie Coe with some great golf on a great course.

It was a perfect day for scoring and the golf course was in excellent condition. Good shots and good putts were certainly rewarded!

In the Mid-Am division, Jack Larkin and Bill Hodges, of Atlanta and Thomasville, Georgia, are leading the field after posting a red hot seven-under par 65. Two shots behind at 67 is the team of Tony Bagneschi and Bryan Hoops, of Scottsdale and Chandler, Arizona., with four teams tied for fourth place at 68.

In the Senior-Am Division, John Pigg and Eddie Lyons of Austin, Texas, and Shreveport, Louisiana, fired a four- under 68 to lead the pack. Tied for second at 69 are the teams of Denny Alexander and Gary Hardin, of Ft. Worth, Texas, and La Quinta, California, and Van Lefferdink and Steve Earsley of Palm Beach Gardens and Hobe Sound, Florida

The second round will begin tomorrow, May 31st, at 8:00 am, with the final round scheduled for Friday, June 1st.

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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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