Gene Elliott wins Crump Cup
29 Sep 2013
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: View results for Crump Cup, Pine Valley Golf Club, Gene Elliott Profile

PINE VALLEY, N.J. (Sept. 29, 2013) -- Qualifying co-medalist and No. 1 seed Gene Elliott rode a wave of dominating play to the 2013 Crump Cup championship.

Elliott beat Matthew Sughrue, 5-and-3, in the championship match Sunday afternoon at prestigious Pine Valley.

The runaway victory in the finale was one of three easy resounding victories for the champion during the match play portion of the event. En route to the final, Elliott dispatched of Keith Decker (6-and-5), John Patterson (6-and-5) and Michael Muehr (1-up) in the semifinal.

Sughrue had beaten co-medalist Michael McDermott in the semifinals, winning 1-up. He also beat Scott Harvey (3-and-2) and Roger Newsom (1-up).

Other flight winners included Seth Sargent (1st), Tristan Lewis (2nd), Martin West III (Senior), Robert Lewis (2nd Senior) and Grady Brame (3rd Senior).

Results: Crump Cup
WinIAGene ElliottW. Des Moines, IA400
Runner-upVAMatt SughrueArlington, VA300
SemifinalsPAMichael McDermottBryn Mawr, PA200
SemifinalsVAMichael MuehrMcLean, VA200
QuarterfinalsSCJohn PattersonBluffton, SC100

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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.

Normally, the public is invited to attend the Sunday final matches but that tradition has been suspended.

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