Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Dawn Coe-Jones died Saturday morning at the age of 56 after a battle with sarcoma, a form of cancer.
Coe-Jones, who grew up in Lake Cowichan, B.C., won the British Columbia Junior championship in 1978 and 1979 and went on to take the B.C. Amateur title in 1982-83. She also won the 1983 Canadian Amateur title and was a NCAA All-American that year at Lamar University in Texas.
Coe-Jones first qualified for the LPGA Tour in 1984 and went on to three official tour wins, including the 1992 Women’s Kemper Open, the 1994 LPGA Healthsouth Palm Beach Classic and the 1995 Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions.
She married Jimmy Jones in 1992 and son Jimmy was born in 1995. In 2003, she was named to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and in 2011, she was inducted into the B.C. Golf Hall of Fame. She retired from the LPGA Tour in 2008