Jeff Knox wins the Crump Cup
PINE VALLEY, NJ (September 25, 2016) -- Crump
Cup champion Jeff Knox will be dreaming about 1 up
final scores for at least a month. Knox played four
matches this weekend at Pine Valley Golf Club and
he won all four by the same 1 up margin.
Following a pair of wins on Saturday over
Andrew Price and Danny Simmerman; Knox handled
two-time champion and 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur
co-medalist Michael Muehr in his Sunday morning
Knox, a member of Augusta National Golf Club,
completed his run to the title with one last 1 up win
over John Sawin. Over the years Knox has played in
a number of Masters as a spotter and has played
with the likes of four-time major champion winner
Sawin reached the finals thanks to a 2&1
semifinal victory over Jeff Osberg.
In the Senior Division it was Jim Lehman
capturing the title 1 up over Tommy Brennan.
Lehman advanced to the title match following a 27-
marathon semifinal match against John Pate.
Brennan made his way to the finals with a 3&1
win over Alan Fadel, who upset medalist Pat Tallent
the first round of match play.
Second Flight: Bill Williamson
Third Flight: Steve Harwell
Senior Second Flight: Randy Haag
Senior Third Flight: Oscar Mestre
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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