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Feb 20

Written by: Marian
2/20/2019 4:39 PM  RssIcon

Joanna Coe earned one of the biggest victories of her golf career recently when she won the coveted PGA Women's Stroke Play Championship at PGA Golf Club in Port St Lucie, Florida

Coe, who grew up in Mays Landing and is a 2007 Oakcrest High School graduate and now is a teaching professional at the Baltimore Country Club.

Coe shot a 76-64-74—214 to gain a one-stroke victory over Brittany Kelly, of Indianapolis.

The 29-year-old received $1,800 for the win and a spot in this year’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, one of the LPGA’s five majors, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, on June 18-23, an event she also played in last year.

Coe put herself in contention to win after the second round, when she shot an 8-under 64 on the PGA Golf Club’s Par-72 Ryder Course. It was both a tournament record and personal best.

She followed that Tuesday with a 2-under 74 on the club’s Wannamaker Course, and that was good enough to hold off Kelly.

“It’s uncomfortable the day after shooting a 64, and I’m well aware of that,” Coe told PGA.com. “I wanted to eliminate the big mistakes, and I made a couple of key par saves coming in.”

Coe, who will return to her job in Baltimore this Spring, will also be inducted into the Rollins College Hall of Fame in a few weeks. Coe, who won the NCAA Division II individual championship as a freshman in 2008, already is a member of Oakcrest’s Athletic Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 2013.

The former LPGA Symetra Tour player also is expected to participate in the ShopRite LPGA Classic at Seaview Hotel & Golf Club on June 3-9. She won the ShopRite Classic’s Monday qualifier last year but failed to make the cut in the main tournament.

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