PINE VALLEY, N.J. (Sept. 28, 2014) — Michael Muehr
Falls, Va. captured the 2014 Crump Cup title at Pine
Club with a 2-and-1 victory over Michael Castleforte
in Sunday's final.
Muehr is a reinstated amateur who played the PGA
Tour full time from 2001-2003 (he recorded two top
tens in 2001 and made over $400k). This is his
second Crump Cup title. He also won
in 2008, when he defeated Jeff Belk 3-and-2
In the semifinals, Muehr faced 2014 Canadian Mid-
runner-up Rob Couture of Dallas, and knocked him
by a slim 1-up margin. Castleforte's route to the final
Edward Richardson of England, whom Castleforte
In the Senior division, it was a battle of
Pennsylvanians as Chip
Lutz of Reading defeated Buddy Marucci, Jr. of
Villanova, 3-and-2. Maruccci easily bested 2014 U.S.
champion Pat Tallent 5-and-4 in the semifinals
advanced to the final with a 6-and-5 win over
Zahringer III was the Senior champion in 2011 while
the Senior winner in 2009.
Gene Elliott, the defending champion, qualified into
flight where he lost in the first round to Patrick
ended the weekend on a happy note as he beat
Marsh 3-and-2 in that flight's final.
Michael McDermott, who won the Crump Cup in
champion in the second flight as he was victorious
Robert Gerwin by a margin of 2-and-1 on
Sunday. 2013 winner Mike McCoy missed the event
to attend his son's induction into the same high
school hall of fame in which he was inducted years
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.
Sunday at The Crump Cup is unique; the
public is invited to spectate the final matches - a
from a nearby parking area is provided.
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