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Crump Cup: McCoy races to lead
Mike McCoy
Mike McCoy
PINE VALLEY, N.J. (Sept. 27, 2012) -- Michael McCoy of West Des Moines, Iowa, tied Bob Lewis’ 31-year old Pine Valley competitive course record as he shot a six-under par 64 Thursday in the opening day of the 88th Annual George Crump Memorial Tournament.

A four-time Crump champion, McCoy had seven birdies and a lone bogey on his card to take a five-shot lead over Austin Eaton and Arnie Cutrell in the Open Division. In the Senior Division, Chris Lange of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and Robert Vallis of Hamilton, Bermuda are tied at 73.

In the Open division eighty three players will compete for three flights of sixteen in tomorrow’s final round of qualifying. Thirty seven senior players are competing for three flights of eight.

ABOUT THE Crump Cup

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
WinPAMichael McDermottBryn Mawr, PA400
Runner-upNVKevin MarshHenderson, NV300
SemifinalsIAGene ElliottW. Des Moines, IA200
SemifinalsIAMike McCoyW. Des Moines, IA200
QuarterfinalsNHAustin Eaton IIINorth Sutton, NH100

View full results for Crump Cup Golf Tournament

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