Ben Kohles wins Dogwood Invitational
Ben Kohles
Ben Kohles

ATLANTA, Ga., (June 30, 2012)-- The Dogwood Invitational came down to the final shots to determine the 2012 champion. Ben Kohles, a University of Virginia graduate, finished the final round at 17 under with a score of 67 securing his title as champion of the 46th annual Dogwood Invitational by 2 shots.

In second was Michael Kim, a student at the University of California who fired a 68 on the final day, but was one shot short of Kohles. Third place went to University of Virginia graduate Bruce Woodall, who had started the day in first place, falling behind the torrid pace with a 71. Both Michael Kim and Bruce Woodall finished the final round 15 under.

Local standouts, and crowd favorites, including returning players Georgia Tech’s Anders Albertson and Oliver Schniederjans and University of Georgia’s T.J. Mitchell as well as recent Sunnehanna Amateur champion Bobby Wyatt, made a good showing, falling just short of the eventual champion. The low round for the day, 67, was shot by Joey Garber and Oliver Schniederjans, tying for 6th.

“It’s been another great week of exciting amateur play here at Druid Hills,” said Edward Toledano – chairman of the Dogwood Invitational. “With a talented field full of aspiring PGA- professionals, it’s exciting to watch sensational golf on our home course and know that we are not only enjoying the best of golf, but we are also sending our 25th Reynolds scholar to Clemson. The Dogwood thrives because it’s the best of everything: volunteerism, competition, philanthropy, values and America’s greatest game – golf.”

Under intense heat, to add to the intense pressure of the finalist field, the top 40 teed off in a double tee start at the first and tenth holes; enabling play to complete the 18-hole final round before the afternoon temperature high. The top 10 players were as follows:

Results: Dogwood Invitational
1NCBen KohlesCary, NC100070-69-65-67--271
T2CAMichael KimDel Mar, CA70069-69-67-68--273
T2NCBruce WoodallYanceyville, NC70069-64-69-71--273
4ALBobby WyattMobile, AL50069-69-68-68--274
5FLM.J. MaguireSt. Petersburg, FL50066-68-69-73--276

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ABOUT THE Dogwood Invitational

Tournament week is June 6-11 at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. The entry fee includes breakfast and lunch tournament days as well as special events.

The history of this prestigious event extends back to 1941, when legendary amateur Tommy Barnes captured his first of five Dogwood titles. Evolving with the times, the modern Dogwood has produced fine champions like Webb Simpson (’07), Brian Harman (’09), Dawson Armstrong (’15), and in 2019 Brandon Mancheno. This evolution can be seen also in our course renovations and set-up, our relaxed tournament atmosphere, and our spirit of social responsibility.

Players are required to walk during tournament play and may carry their golf bag themselves (push carts are allowed) or take a caddie. Caddies may be requested in advance during registration, or players may select one on their own.

Player housing is provided on an as available basis to players only, caddies and traveling companions are not provided housing.

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