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George A. Crump Cup: Match Play Rd 1 & 2 Results
30 Sep 2006
see also: The Crump Cup, Pine Valley Golf Club

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PINE VALLEY, NJ (Sept 30, 2006) -- Two rounds of match play were completed on Saturday at the Crump Cup, leaving several interesting showdowns on the books for Sunday's semifinal rounds.

In the Championship Flight, medalist Carlton Forrester of Alabama advanced by defeating James Bryan of Latrobe, Penn. (the hometown of none other than Arnold Palmer), 5 & 4, and then edging Stuart Smith of Nashville, 2 & 1. Forrester will face Chip Lutz of Reading, Penn. on Sunday morning.

Two-time defending champ Mike McCoy of W. Des Moines, Iowa took 20 holes to defeat Michael Goodes, then defeated John McClure of Austin, Texas 3 & 2. McCoy will fellow Iowan Gene Elliott (also of W. Des Moines) on Sunday morning.

In the other flights, the most interesting match on Sunday morning will be USA Walker Cup Captain George "Buddy" Marucci Jr. of New Jersey vs. Trip Kuehne of Texas -- recent US Amateur semifinalist Kuehne had the most lopsided qualifying rounds of the field in shooting 85-70, which placed him in flight no. 3.

In the Senior Division, medalist Randy Reifers advanced over Allan Small, while in Senior flight no. 2 Pine Valley president O. Gordon Brewer advanced over Kent Frandsen, 1-up.

For complete match play bracket results, click here (note, please use the "tabs" on the bottom of the spreadsheet to navigate the flights).

ABOUT THE Crump Cup

The George A. Crump Memorial Tournament-- 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 three 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.

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