Colby Harwell grabs Crane Cup lead
09 Nov 2013
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Floridian, Colby Harwell Profile

-- TXGA Photo
-- TXGA Photo
PALM CITY, Fla. (Nov. 9, 2013) -- Colby Harwell fired a second-round 69 and jumped into the lead at the 2013 Crane Cup.

Harwell leads by a shot over Aaron Hickman entering Sunday's final round at The Floridian.

Keith Decker and Stephen Perkins are tied for third place, sitting two back of Harwell. Perkins was the first-round leader but fell back following a Saturday 76.

Defending champion Patrick Christovich is tied for 18th.

Jim Lehman holds on to a one-shot lead in the Senior Division. He followed his first-round 66 with a 73 on Saturday and is up by one on Duke Delcher entering the finale.

David Anthony is two back while Pat Tallent and Doug Lacrosse are five shots off the lead heading into the final day of play.


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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