Crump Cup: Mike McCoy wows field
Mike McCoy
Mike McCoy

Pine Valley, NJ (September 28, 2012) – Maybe it was Ryder Cup inspiration.

But whatever the case, Mike McCoy, a man known for his ball striking and tour-quality putting stroke is dominating at the other "Cup" being played this weekend at the historic, and perennially top ranked Pine Valley Golf Club in New Jersey, The George Arthur Crump Cup.

McCoy fired a competitive course record tying 64 on Thursday and followed that with with a five-under-par 65 on Friday to win medalist honors by a whopping 13 strokes, with a score of 129 in the Open Division of the 88th annual event.

McCoy, a four-time Crump champion, shattered Bill Shean’s 36 hole competitive course record by seven strokes. Match play in the Crump begins Saturday morning, with McCoy set to square off against 2009 champion Skip Berkmeyer of St. Louis, Missouri. In the Senior Division, Robert Vallis of Hamilton, Bermuda, won medalist honors with scores of 73 and 71 for a 36-hole total of 144. Vallis will play Bob Kain of Cleveland, Ohio in the first round of Senior Division match play on Saturday afternoon.

The public is invited to view the final matches on Sunday, September 30th. The gates will open at approximately 1:00pm.

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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