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Colby Harwell wins Crane Cup
10 Nov 2013
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: Floridian, Colby Harwell Profile

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PALM CITY, Fla. (Nov. 10, 2013) -- Colby Harwell caught fire in Sunday's final round to win by an impressive nine shots at the 2013 Crane Cup.

Harwell, who entered the final round with a one-shot lead, shot 64 --- the low round of the tournament --- and won with ease over Jon Veneziano and Gene Elliot, who tied for second, and a loaded field of the nation's top mid-amateurs.

Harwell opened with a mediocre 73 but finished the weekend with rounds of 69 and 64 to pull ahead and outlast the field.

Veneziano (68) and Elliot (70) both broke par to creep into the top three during the final round of play Sunday at The Floridian.

Aaron Hickman took solo fourth while Scott Almquist shot 68 to slide into solo fifth place.

Tournament coordinator Kevin Marsh and defending champion Patrick Christovich were tied for sixth place.

Duke Delcher rallied with a final-round 71 to tie Jim Lehman before defeating him in a playoff to win the senior division.

David Anthony took third while Doug Lacrosse placed fourth.

ABOUT THE Crane Cup

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 
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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

View full results for Crane Cup Invitational Golf Tournament

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