Jeff Coston

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Jeff Coston
Personal information
Born (1955-10-15) October 15, 1955 (age 65)
Seattle, Washington
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
NationalityFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Career
College Seattle University
Turned professional1977
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins34
Number of wins by tour
Korn Ferry Tour1
Other33
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
PGA Championship 72nd: 2004
U.S. Open T53: 2000
The Open Championship DNP

Jeff Coston (born October 15, 1955) is an American professional golfer.

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Biography

Coston cites watching Jack Nicklaus tee off in the 1965 Greater Seattle Open Invitational at Inglewood Country Club as the moment he realized he wanted to dedicate his life to golf. [1] He joined the PGA Tour in 1985. [1] That year at the Buick Invitational Championship, a 14-year-old Phil Mickelson carried the scoreboard for the playing threesome of Coston, Steve Pate and Chris Perry. [2] Coston played on the PGA Tour in 1985 and 1988. His best finish was a tied for seventh at the 1988 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic. From 1991 to 1994, he played on the Ben Hogan/Nike Tour (now Nationwide Tour), winning once, at the 1991 Ben Hogan Shreveport Open.

Coston runs the Jeff Coston Academy, located at the Semiahmoo Resort near Blaine, Washington, opened in 1994. In 2000 he qualified for the U.S. Open, finishing 53rd. He is the second most prolific winner of the Pacific Northwest Senior PGA Championship since 1970, and the only player to have won it five times consecutively, having won the championship every year between 2006 and 2010. [3] He has also won the Washington Senior Open every year between 2006 and 2010. He has been Pacific Northwest Player of the Year in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2010 and PGA Senior Player of the Year consecutively in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.

Coston qualified for the 2015 Champions Tour by finishing third at qualifying school in 2014. [4]

Amateur wins

this list may be incomplete

Professional wins (42)

Ben Hogan Tour wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
1Mar 10, 1991 Ben Hogan Shreveport Open −6 (66-74-70=210)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Beau Baugh

Ben Hogan Tour playoff record (1–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
1 1991 Ben Hogan Shreveport Open Flag of the United States.svg Beau Baugh Won with birdie on fifth extra hole
2 1992 Ben Hogan Tulsa Open Flag of the United States.svg Steve Lowery Lost to birdie on second extra hole

Other wins (21)

Senior wins (21)

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References

  1. 1 2 "Bio". Jeff Coston. Archived from the original on February 24, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2011.
  2. San Diego Magazine. CurtCo/SDM LLC. January 2005. p. 76. ISSN   0036-4045 . Retrieved June 15, 2011.
  3. "PNW Senior PGA Championship". PNWPGA. Retrieved June 15, 2011.
  4. Stambaugh, Phil (November 21, 2014). "Esposito is medalist at National Qualifying". PGA Tour.