John Sawin ahead by two at Crump Cup
PINE VALLEY, N.J. — John Sawin of San Francisco, who already has a prestigious invitational title under his belt in 2015, is up by two in stroke play qualifying for the 2015 Crump Cup after a 3-under par 67 at Pine Valley Golf Club on Thursday.
Sawin, who captured the Walter J. Travis Invitational back in May at Garden City Golf Club, posted 1-under 34 on the front side before coming in with 2-under 33 to conclude his opening round. He leads by two over Jeff Osberg of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
An even 16 players are at 73 or better, as the field fights for the coveted 16 spots into the top bracket heading to match play. Defending champion Michael Muehr, who is a two-time winner of the Crump Cup, is tied for 10th place at 2-over 72.
In the Senior division, Matthew Sughrue and Martin West both posted 72 on day one, and lead defending U.S. Senior Amateur champion Patrick Tallent by a stroke. Sughrue finished runner-up at this year's British Senior Amateur, which was won by Tallent.
Defending senior winner Chip Lutz of Reading, Pa. is not in the field this year.
Full results from both divisions during round one can be found at the link below.
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
2021 in light of the uncertainty surrounding the
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