Crump Cup: McCoy races to lead
Mike McCoy
Mike McCoy

PINE VALLEY, N.J. (Sept. 27, 2012) -- Michael McCoy of West Des Moines, Iowa, tied Bob Lewis’ 31-year old Pine Valley competitive course record as he shot a six-under par 64 Thursday in the opening day of the 88th Annual George Crump Memorial Tournament.

A four-time Crump champion, McCoy had seven birdies and a lone bogey on his card to take a five-shot lead over Austin Eaton and Arnie Cutrell in the Open Division. In the Senior Division, Chris Lange of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and Robert Vallis of Hamilton, Bermuda are tied at 73.

In the Open division eighty three players will compete for three flights of sixteen in tomorrow’s final round of qualifying. Thirty seven senior players are competing for three flights of eight.

Results: Crump Cup
WinPAMichael McDermottBryn Mawr, PA400
Runner-upNVKevin MarshHenderson, NV300
SemifinalsIAGene ElliottW. Des Moines, IA200
SemifinalsIAMike McCoyW. Des Moines, IA200
QuarterfinalsNHAustin Eaton IIINorth Sutton, NH100

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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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