Gene Elliott wins Crump Cup
29 Sep 2013
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Pine Valley Golf Club, Gene Elliott Profile

PINE VALLEY, N.J. (Sept. 29, 2013) -- Qualifying co-medalist and No. 1 seed Gene Elliott rode a wave of dominating play to the 2013 Crump Cup championship.

Elliott beat Matthew Sughrue, 5-and-3, in the championship match Sunday afternoon at prestigious Pine Valley.

The runaway victory in the finale was one of three easy resounding victories for the champion during the match play portion of the event. En route to the final, Elliott dispatched of Keith Decker (6-and-5), John Patterson (6-and-5) and Michael Muehr (1-up) in the semifinal.

Sughrue had beaten co-medalist Michael McDermott in the semifinals, winning 1-up. He also beat Scott Harvey (3-and-2) and Roger Newsom (1-up).

Other flight winners included Seth Sargent (1st), Tristan Lewis (2nd), Martin West III (Senior), Robert Lewis (2nd Senior) and Grady Brame (3rd Senior).


The George Arthur Crump Cup -- named for the hotelier and course architect most famous for building Pine Valley -- is arguably the premier mid- amateur event in the United States. The invitational field is made of of top players from around the United States and the UK. The format for the four days is two rounds of stroke play qualifying, followed by four rounds of match play. Players are flighted according to their qualifying position, and a separate Senior flight includes two of those flights. Jay Sigel has won the event the most times, with nine victories between 1975 and 1993.

Sunday at The Crump Cup is unique; the public is invited to spectate the final matches - a shuttle from a nearby parking area is provided. Info follows: Pine Valley Golf Club will host the 91st George Arthur Crump Memorial Tournament Thursday, September 17th through Sunday the 20th. The public is invited to view the final match on Sunday, September 20th. The gates will open at approximately 1:00 pm.

Parking and transportation arrangements are being handled by the Clementon Youth Athletic Association. Parking will be at the Clementon Elementary School located a 4 Audubon Ave. Clementon, NJ. Signs will be posted to direct you to the designated parking area. Please remember, Clementon Police will not allow any parking along East Atlantic Avenue between Clementon Road and the Club.

There will be a fee of $25.00 per car which will include parking and a shuttle bus that will operate between the school and Pine Valley all afternoon.

The Clementon Youth Athletic Association will also have a refreshment stand set up inside the front gate. All proceeds from the parking and refreshment stands benefit the Clementon Youth Athletic Association.

Cameras, video, photographs and cell phones will not be permitted. In case of inclement weather, please call (856) 783-3000 and select option 4.

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Results For Crump Cup Golf Tournament
WinIAGene ElliottW. Des Moines, IA400
Runner-upVAMatthew SughrueArlington, VA300
SemifinalsPAMichael McDermottBryn Mawr, PA200
SemifinalsVAMichael MuehrPotomac Falls, VA200
QuarterfinalsSCJohn PattersonBluffton, SC100

View full results for Crump Cup Golf Tournament

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