Friday, August 17, 2018

Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian Golf Hall of Famer and Tampa resident, dies of cancer

TAMPA — Dawn Coe-Jones, a Canadian Golf Hall of Famer who won three times on the LPGA Tour, died Saturday eight months after being diagnosed with bone cancer. She was 56.

Mrs. Coe-Jones died at a hospice near her home in Tampa.

From Lake Cowichan, British Columbia, she played on the LPGA Tour from 1984-2008, won more than $3.3 million and had 44 career top-10 finishes.

"Dawn touched so many people," said former player Gail Graham, who played with Mrs. Coe-Jones at Lamar University in Texas and on the LPGA Tour. "She was always the one who worried about others."

Mrs. Coe-Jones moved to Tampa from Texas in 1992 to be near the man she would marry that year, Jimmy Jones, and friends from the tour. She is survived by her husband and their son, Jimmy, who plays golf at USF.

PGA: Second-round leader Gary Woodland shot 5-under 66 for a one-stroke lead at 18-under 195 in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Pat Perez (62) was second. Scott Piercy (66) was another stroke back.

Champions: First-round leader Paul Goydos shot 3-under 67 for a two-stroke lead at 11-under 129 in the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Scottsdale, Ariz. Colin Montgomerie (66), third in the Cup standings, was second. Points leader Bernhard Langer (66) was third at 7 under. Either Montgomerie or Langer can take the season title with a win today.

LPGA: American Austin Ernst shot 5-under 67 to take the third-round lead in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational at 10-under 206 in Mexico City. Second-round leader Sarah Jane Smith had 72 to drop into a tie for second with Carola Ciganda (68) at 9 under.

PGA Europe: Jeunghun Wang shot 8-under 64 to take a three-shot lead at 11-under 205 into the final day of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, South Africa. Louis Oosthuizen (70) was second. Third-round leader Alex Noren (75) was 5 under. Henrik Stenson, the Race to Dubai leader, shot 69 and was seven shots back. He needs to win to wrap up the money title before the season-ending World Tour Championship this week.

Times staff writer Joey Knight contributed to this report.