Couture, Richardson, Patterson share medalist honors at Crump Cup
Rob Couture
Rob Couture
PINE VALLEY, N.J. (Sept. 26, 2014) — Three players held medalist honors after 18 holes of qualifying at the Crump Cup, which was cut to a single 18 hole round after Thursday's scheduled 18 holes were canceled due to inclement weather.

Rob Couture (pictured), Edward Richardson, and John Patterson each shot rounds of 70 to share medalist honors heading into match play at the famed Pine Valley Golf Club.

Couture is coming off a runner-up finish at last week's Canadian Mid-Amateur where he lost in a playoff to Garrett Rank.

James Bryan claimed the medalist honor in the Senior division, shooting 69.

Friday's cut to make the first flight and compete for the Crump Cup fell at 73 (most of those at 78 or better made one of the open division flights). In the senior flight, the match play number fell at 76 to get into the championship flight and 78 to get a spot in the 1st flight.

Recent Senior Open of Virginia champion Roger Newsom shot 73 and will be first seed in the second flight. Defending champion Gene Elliott shot 76 and will be first seed in the third flight.

Other notable players in the field include U.S. Mid- Amateur champion Scott Harvey (74) and 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner- up Bill Williamson (78). Match play begins on Saturday morning.


The first Crump Cup tournament was held in 1922. It is named for George Arthur Crump, a hotelier and golf course architect primarily known for designing and building Pine Valley Golf Club. 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. The final round has traditionally held on the last Sunday in September. It's the only day of the year when the public is invited to the grounds of Pine Valley; spectators park at a nearby school and are bused in to enjoy the grounds and watch top level golfers compete. Jay Sigel has won the event the most times, with nine victories between 1975 and 1993.


Pine Valley Golf Club will host the 90th George Arthur Crump Memorial Tournament Thursday, September 25 through Sunday the 28th. The public is invited to view the final match on Sunday, September 28th. 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 Lake Amusement Park (144 Berlin Road, Clementon, NJ 08021). Signs will be posted to direct you to the designated parking area. 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 park and Pine Valley all afternoon.The Clementon Youth Athletic Association will also have a refreshment stand set up inside the front gate. NOTE: Cameras, video, photographs and cell phones will not be permitted. In case of inclement weather, please call (856) 783-3000 and select option 4.
Results For Crump Cup Golf Tournament
Place  Pts
WinVAMichael MuehrPotomac Falls, VA400
Runner-upOHMichael CastleforteSpringboro, OH300
SemifinalsEnglandEdward RichardsonEngland200
SemifinalsTXRob CoutureDallas, TX200
QuarterfinalsGAKris MikkelsenAtlanta, GA100

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