PINE VALLEY, N.J. — Carlton Forrester of Atlanta, Ga. won the 91st annual George Arthur Crump Memorial Tournament, capturing the second Crump Cup title of his career.
The former Georgia Tech golfer, who played for the Yellow Jackets from 1997 to 2000, first won the Crump Cup in 2006. The year was an impressive one for him, as he had also earned medalist honors at the U.S. Mid-Amateur — a year after losing in the championship match to Kevin Marsh.
Forrester used two separate 2-up victories on Sunday, against Arnie Cutrell of Greensburg, Pa. and Patrick Carter of Huntington, W.V., to win his second career Cup.
Forrester lost holes 13 and 14 to Carter to go 2-down, but punched an iron from underneath a tree at the 15th to 5-feet, making birdie to cut his deficit in half. He won the 16th hole to bring the match back to all-square, birdied 17 to go 1-up, and got up-and-down out of the greenside bunker at 18 to win his fourth hole in a row and close out the win.
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Forrester's championship match competitor Carter was the 16-seed entering match play and handed a 2-and-1 defeat to the tournament's medalist Brad Nurski of St. Joseph, Missouri. Nurski, the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up, shot rounds of 71 and 70 during the 36-hole qualifying to secure the top seed before being upset in the round of 16.
In the Senior Division, Glenn Smeraglio of Newtown, Pa. routed David Nelson of Reno, Nev. 7-and-6 for the victory. In the morning, Smeraglio defeated Martin West 4-and-3, while Nelson needed 19 holes to knock off John McClure.
Full results from all flights 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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