Ian Davis wins Cotton States Invitational
(Courtesy / Cotton States Invitational)
(Courtesy / Cotton States Invitational)

MONROE, LA (July 27, 2013) — Ian Davis and Preston Stanley had to go 19 holes on Saturday to determine a winner.

It was Davis, getting up and down out of the bunker on the 19th hole, emerging as the winner after Stanley made a clutch birdie on 18 to force extra holes.

Davis, who is going to be a senior at Oklahoma State University, was all square or leading an incredibly close match from the 8th hole on, but was one down to Stanley through seven holes.

Stanley will be a junior at Houston Baptist University in the fall.


Blake Kelley, a South Alabama senior from Mandeville, La., won the 36-hole stroke-play medal with a 66-68–134 total to lead the 64 qualifiers for match play. Kelley lost in the quarterfinals to Romero in 20 holes.

Results: Cotton States Amateur
WinOKIan DavisEdmond, OK400
Runner-upTXPreston StanleyKaty, TX300
SemifinalsTXSean RomeroTexarkana, TX200
SemifinalsKYCooper MusselmanLouisville, KY200
QuarterfinalsTXJohnathan SchnitzerHouston, TX100

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ABOUT THE Cotton States Amateur

Originally played in 1949 as the Bayou DeSiard Labor Day Golf Tournament, the tournament's name was changed to the Cotton States Invitational in 1951 by the club's young head professional, W. E. "Winnie" Cole. He felt that the name better reflected the main states that the tournament's players originated from (and a move to mid-summer made the name a necessity later anyway). Little did Cole know that 27 years later, in 1978, the event would be renamed again, forever to be known as the W. E. Cole Cotton States Invitational Golf Tournament.

Past champions of this highly competitive, yet festive tournament include Don January and Hal Sutton. Gil Morgan, David Toms and many other PGA Tour players have also competed. The tournament field field is limited to 96 amateur participants having a verified USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 0.0. Long a match play event, the format was changed in 2021 to 72 holes of stroke play.

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