Perkins, Lehman hold division leads at Crane Cup
08 Nov 2013
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: Floridian, Jim Lehman Profile

PALM CITY, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2013) -- Stephen Perkins fired a 68 and takes a three-shot lead after the first round of action at the Crane Cup.

At The Floridian, Perkinks shot the mid-amateur division's only round under par and will enter Round 2 of the 54-hole stroke-play competition three shots up on Jose Maruri and a loaded field of nationally-ranked players.

Maruri, a member of the amateurgolf.com Player Staff Program, is alone in second after a first-round 71.

Aron Hickman, Keith Decker, Mike Stamberger and tournament coordinator Kevin Marsh are all tied for third place, sitting four back of the leader.

Defending champion Patrick Christovich is one of four players tied for 12th place at 74.

In the Senior Division, Jim Lehman leads Randy Elliot by three shots after an opening-round 66. Elliot shot 69 while DOug Lacrosse and Duke Delcher are tied for third after shooting 70.


54-hole scratch stroke play event with Mid-Amateur and Senior Divisions, hosted by the recently redesigned (Tom Fazio) Floridian in Palm City, Florida. Tournament Director Kevin Marsh is a USGA Mid-Amateur champion and has helped attract a strong field of committed players for this invitational tournament.

Jim Crane hoists the World Series 
Jim Crane holding the Commissioner's Trophy
The Crane Cup was started in 2012 by Houston business magnate Jim Crane, who in the previous year took control of the Floridian on the same day that he closed the deal to purchase the Houston Astros baseball team. Crane created his namesake tournament to be a celebration of competitive amateur golf, and has competed himself in the senior division. Five years later, both ventures had grown to be huge successes: the Crane Cup as an important national mid-amateur/senior championship, and the Houston Astros as World Series champions, the first in the history of the franchise.

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Results For Crane Cup Invitational Golf Tournament
1TXColby HarwellSan Antonio, TX30073-69-64=206
T2FLJon VenezianoMount Dora, FL20075-72-68=215
T2IAGene ElliottW. Des Moines, IA20075-70-70=215
4TXAaron HickmanTyler, TX10072-71-73=216
5CAScott AlmquistCoto de Caza, CA10075-74-68=217

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