Charlie Coe Invitational: Greer, Narramore come back to win
(L to R) Chip Lutz, David Nelson, Rick Coe, Chas Narramore, & Ryan Greer (CCI)
(L to R) Chip Lutz, David Nelson, Rick Coe, Chas Narramore, & Ryan Greer (CCI)

A team of first-timers came from behind to take home the Charlie Coe Invitational.

The mid-am team of Ryan Greer and Chas Narramore were down three points heading into the final round of the CCI. Carding back-to-back rounds of +13 in the Stableford event, Greer and Narramore overcame the team of Marcus Jones and Norton Rainey who fizzled out on the final day following a hot start.

"We kept telling ourselves all week that if we were going to win, we needed an eagle," Greer told AmateurGolf.com "That was kind of the turning point of the match."

Greer and Narramore put up a Wednesday best 15 points which included a 5-point eagle tallied by Narramore on the eighth hole. Besting their prior two rounds, Greer and Narramore caught fire as they were paired with Jones and Rainey in what felt like a match-play match.

"We knew where we stood after that first nine and it definitely felt like we were in a match-play situation," said Greer.

As the overnight leaders, Jones and Rainey could only muster four points over the final 18 holes. Despite an eagle on the sixth hole, the duo squandered their lead to the red hot team of Greer and Narramore (+41). Jones and Rainey did, however, hold onto a second-place finish, closing out with a +33 total.

In the senior division Chip Lutz and David Nelson put on a clinic over the 54-hole event as they bookended a +18 second round with a pair of +8 scores. Their second round was not only good for the low round of the tournament in the senior division but good for the lowest round of the tournament by two points. The duo cruised to a nine-point victory over Rusty Strawn and Allen Peake.

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ABOUT THE Charlie Coe Invitational

The Charlie Coe Invitational, organized by Mike Timbers, is played every other year to honor one of the greatest amateurs ever. 54-hole two-man team event for mid-amateurs and seniors, max handicap combined 4.0. Starting in 2020, the tournament uses the International Stableford Scoring system that was created by Jack Vickers for The International PGA Tour event. Inquire by letter and golf resume.

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