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Dawn Coe-Jones (1960 - 2016)

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Dawn Coe-Jones (1960 - 2016)

Dawn Coe-Jones, a Canadian professional golfer, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, after a battle with brain cancer, according to multiple news sources. She was 56.

The former LPGA golfer died at a hospice near her home in Tampa, Florida. She had been diagnosed in March with an aggressive form of bone cancer, according to The Golf Channel.

“The LPGA Legends are heartbroken about the loss of our great friend, Dawn, who fought a valiant fight over the past few months against a rare form of sarcoma,” CEO of the Legends Tour, Jane Blalock, said in a news release. “Dawn was truly a player and person admired, respected, and loved by all of us who had the fortune to know and play alongside her.”


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Dawn Coe was born Oct. 19, 1960, in Campbell River, British Columbia. As a teenager, she worked at a nearby golf course as a groundskeeper. She attended Lamar University, where she was an All-American golfer, and graduated with a degree in elementary education. She won several amateur events, including the Canadian Women’s Amateur in 1983.

She joined the LPGA tour in 1984 and would continue to tour until 2008. During that time, she won three events: the 1992 Women’s Kemper Open, the 1994 HealthSouth Palm Beach Classic, and the 1995 Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions. She amassed more than $3.3 million in winnings during her career.

Coe-Jones was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 2003.

Coe-Jones is survived by her husband, James Edward Jones; a son, Jimmy Jones; and two brothers, Mark and John Coe.

 

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