Christopher Crawford is Pennsylvania Amateur medalsit
Chris Crawford reacts to 40-foot putt that sent him to U.S. Open <br>(USGA Photo)</br>
Chris Crawford reacts to 40-foot putt that sent him to U.S. Open
(USGA Photo)

WAYNE, PA (July 5, 2016) -- Christopher Crawford, who qualified for the U.S. Open at Oakmont with a 40-foot birdie putt on the final hole of qualifying, earned Pennsylvania Amateur medalist honors on Tuesday. After 36-holes of play at the St. Davids Golf Club, Crawford combined rounds of 66-67 and finished 7-under-par to win by four-strokes.

Crawford carded an eagle, four birdies and only two bogeys during his morning 18-holes. His eagle came on the par-5 8th hole while the birdies were tallied on 2, 6, 11 and 18.

In the afternoon the recent Drexel golfer graduate rolled in four more birdies and just one bogey. Crawford started on the 10th hole and birdied one hole during his opening nine before he tallied three on the front nine, his final nine.

Aaron Fricke and three-time champion Arnie Cutrell shared second place after finishing 3-under. Scott McLaughlin and Thomas Steve rounded out the top-5 as they tied for fourth with a 2-under 36-hole score.

Defending champion and four-time winner Nathan Smith was along among those to advance.

Play will turn to match play on Wednesday with the Round of 16 and quarterfinal matches on tap. Thursday will mark the final day of competition with the semifinal and championship matches scheduled.

ABOUT THE Pennsylvania Amateur Match Play

Open to any male amateur golfer who is a member of a club belonging to the Pennsylvania Golf Association. Format consists of two rounds of stroke play followed by a cut to the low 16 players for match play.

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