Berkmeyer wins Crump Cup at Pine Valley
20 Sep 2009
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: The Crump Cup, Pine Valley Golf Club


Skip Berkmeyer of Saint Louis, MO won the 85th Annual Crump Memorial Tournament at Pine Valley Golf Club. He defeated the defending champion Michael Muehr 2-Up in his semi-final match and went on to defeat Gene Elliott of West Des Moines, IA 1 Up. He won both matches with a birdie on the final hole. Elliott defeated fellow West Des Moines, IA resident Michael McCoy in Sunday morning’s semi-final in 19 Holes. Pat Tallent of Vienna, VA won the Senior Division 3 & 2 over USA Walker Cup captain Buddy Marucci of Villanova, PA.

It should be noted that Marucci captained his team to a second-straight victory under his leadership (and third consecutive overall) and gave up the chance to defend his 2008 USGA Senior Amateur title in order to do so last weekend at Merion.

Results For The Crump Cup
WinMORichard (Skip) BerkmeyerTown & Country, MO400
Runner-upIAGene ElliottW. Des Moines, IA300
SemifinalsVAMichael MuehrPotomac Falls, VA200
SemifinalsIAMike McCoyW. Des Moines, IA200
QuarterfinalsCAJohn McClureLos Angeles, CA100

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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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