Crump Cup: Medalist Michael Muehr is among Semifinalists
Michael Muehr <br>(USGA Photo)
Michael Muehr
(USGA Photo)

PINE VALLEY, NJ (September 24, 2016) -- Two-time champion and recent U.S. Mid-Amateur co-medalist Michael Muehr will take on Jeff Knox in the Sunday morning semifinal round of the 92nd George Arthur Crump Memorial Tournament at Pine Valley Golf Club. The second semifinal will feature Jeff Osberg and John Sawin.

Muehr, this week's medalist, won his first match 2&1 over Skip Bermeyer before surviving 1 up in the quarterfinals against Matthew Swan. For Knox, famously known as the Masters spotter, it was a pair of 1 up victories over Andrew Price and Danny Simmerman that propelled him through to the final four.

Jeff Osberg reached semifinal number two by the way of wins over 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up Brad Nurski 2&1 and Andrew Cutrell in the quarterfinals 3&2. In previous Crump Cup appearances, Osberg had never been past the Round of 16.

His opponent, John Sawin, a three-time San Francisco Golf Club and five-time Merion Golf Club champion, advanced following a 3&2 win over Justin Tereshko and a 1 up triumph against Matthew Mattare.

In the Senior Championship, eighth-seed Alan Fadel defeated senior medalist Pat Tallent and will face Tommy Brennan, who defeated Chip Lutz 4&3, in Sunday morning’s semifinal match. Fadel finished as the 2014 U.S. Senior Amateur medalist.

The second semifinal will feature Jim Lehman and John Pate. Lehman advanced with a 5&4 tally over David Nelson while it was Pate moving on thanks to a 1 up win over Keith Decker.

The public is invited to view the championship match Sunday afternoon. Parking and shuttle service will be available at the Clementon Lake Amusement Park (144 Berlin Road, Clementon, NJ 08021). Signs will be posted to direct you to the designated parking area.

-Information provided by David Clark of Pine Valley Golf Club

Results: Crump Cup
WinGAJeff KnoxAugusta, GA400
Runner-upCAJohn SawinSan Francisco, CA300
SemifinalsPAJeffrey OsbergBryn Mawr, PA200
SemifinalsVAMichael MuehrMcLean, VA200
QuarterfinalsPAArnie CutrellGreensburg, PA100

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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 in 2021 in light of the uncertainty surrounding the Covid- 19 pandemic.

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