Gene Elliott wins Crump Cup
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).
ABOUT THE Crump Cup
The George A. Crump Memorial Tournament --
hotelier and course architect most famous for
Pine Valley -- is arguably the premier mid-
event in the United States. The invitational field
made of of top players from around the United
and the UK. The format for the four days is two
of stroke play qualifying, followed by four
match play. Players are flighted according to
qualifying position, and a separate Senior flight
includes three of those flights. Jay Sigel has won
event the most times, with nine victories
1975 and 1993.
Normally, the public is invited to attend the Sunday
final matches but that tradition has been suspended.
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