Jeff Knox and Tripp Kuhlke win Charlie Coe Invitational
CASTLE ROCK, Colorado (May 31, 2013) -- The final round of the 2013 Charlie Coe Invitational hosted at Castle Pines Golf Club has been completed and the quality of play was outstanding given the difficult weather conditions experienced throughout the event.

The winds that howled in the second round lessened slightly for the final round, but still made the golf course extremely challenging. Despite the breezes, the quality of the field shined through and some great scores were recorded.

In the Mid-Am division, Jeff Knox and Tripp Kuhlke, both of Augusta, GA, posted a three under 69 to lead wire-to-wire for a ten under 206, claiming their second Charlie Coe Invitational title.

In second place in the Mid-Am division were Brooks Ratzlaff, of Wichita Falls, TX, and Tyler Leon, of Ft. Worth, TX, at 207, followed by Jonathan Marsico of Denver, CO, and Ben Hayes of Scottsdale, AZ, in third at 208 and John Elway and Tom Hart, both of Denver, CO, in fourth at 210.


In the Senior division and in identical fashion, Jim Crane and Hunter Nelson, both of Houston, TX, shot a ten under total of 206 to also claim their second Coe title.

In second place in the Senior division were the 2008 & 2010 champions Rick George of Denver, CO, and Paul Schlachter of Bridgeville, PA, at 211, with Ben Hargis of Alexandria, LA, and Douglas Farr of Monroe, LA, in third at 212.


The tournament was a tremendous tribute to Charlie Coe, 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.

- Thanks to Don Hurter, PGA for providing daily reports and tournament scores

View results for Charlie Coe Invitational Golf Tournament

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.

View Complete Tournament Information

Latest in 

Amateurgolf.com, Inc.
6965 El Camino Real 105-631
Carlsbad, CA 92011