Jeff Knox wins the Crump Cup
Jeff Knox <br>(Golfweek Photo)
Jeff Knox
(Golfweek Photo)

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 semifinal match.

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 Rory McIlroy.

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- hole 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 in the first round of match play.


Second Flight: Bill Williamson
Third Flight: Steve Harwell
Senior Second Flight: Randy Haag
Senior Third Flight: Oscar Mestre

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.

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