John Sawin ahead by two at Crump Cup
John Sawin
John Sawin
PINE VALLEY, N.J. — John Sawin of San Francisco, who already has a prestigious invitational title under his belt in 2015, is up by two in stroke play qualifying for the 2015 Crump Cup after a 3-under par 67 at Pine Valley Golf Club on Thursday.

Sawin, who captured the Walter J. Travis Invitational back in May at Garden City Golf Club, posted 1-under 34 on the front side before coming in with 2-under 33 to conclude his opening round. He leads by two over Jeff Osberg of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

An even 16 players are at 73 or better, as the field fights for the coveted 16 spots into the top bracket heading to match play. Defending champion Michael Muehr, who is a two-time winner of the Crump Cup, is tied for 10th place at 2-over 72.

In the Senior division, Matthew Sughrue and Martin West both posted 72 on day one, and lead defending U.S. Senior Amateur champion Patrick Tallent by a stroke. Sughrue finished runner-up at this year's British Senior Amateur, which was won by Tallent.

Defending senior winner Chip Lutz of Reading, Pa. is not in the field this year.

Full results from both divisions during round one can be found at the link below.


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
WinGACarlton ForresterAtlanta, GA400
Runner-upWVPatrick CarterHuntington, WV300
SemifinalsPAArnie CutrellGreensburg, PA200
SemifinalsNJMatthew MattareJersey City, NJ200
QuarterfinalsIAGene ElliottW. Des Moines, IA100

View full results for Crump Cup Golf Tournament

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