Recent Pepperdine Grad Alex Coe Finishes as Low Amateur at U.S. Open
June 16, 2006
Mamaroneck, N.Y. - Playing on arguably one of the most difficult courses in tournament history, former Pepperdine men's golfer Alex Coe finished Friday's second round of the 106th U.S. Open as the event's low amateur and missed by one shot of making the cut at the par-70, 7,264-yard Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York.
After opening with a 7-over par 77 on Thursday, Coe came back on Friday to shoot a 3-over par 73 for a 10-over par score of 150. The final cut was 9-over par 149 with the top 60 players or those within 10 shots of the lead making it to the weekend.
Coe, who was one of nine amateurs in the field, shot a 2-over par 37 during his front nine and, after bogeying the 10th hole, made eight straight pars to shoot a 1-over 36 on the back nine to finish with a 73.
Coe, who concluded an outstanding four-year career at Pepperdine earlier this month at the NCAA Championships, earned honorable mention All-American honors, was selected All-West Coast Conference (WCC) honors and was a finalist for the prestigious Byron Nelson Award as a senior.
In 36 rounds during the 2005-06 season, Coe led Pepperdine with a 72.47 stroke average, registered eight Top 20 finishes, including six Top 10s, and claimed individual medalist honors at the General Jim Hackler Invitational in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Coe was won of two former Pepperdine players competing in the U.S. Open as he was joined by former All-American Jason Allred.
Allred, who competed for the Waves from 1998-2002, posted scores 78-78 for a 16-over par score of 156.