CRUMP CUP QUALIFYING PLAY
Pine Valley, NJ September 28– Michael McCoy of West Des Moines, Iowa, followed his competitive course-record 64 on Thursday with a five-under-par 65 on Friday to win medalist honors with a score of 129 in the Open Division of the 88th annual George Arthur Crump Memorial Tournament at the Pine Valley Golf Club. 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.
Not only is Pine Valley the best course I’ve ever played anywhere in the world, it is also on of the toughest courses you’ll ever play as well. If your game is slightly off, it can be a major train wreck, like my two rounds of 75&79. Meanwhile McCoy shot scores that I doubt you’d see in a world ranked pro. It’s just too hard to make birdies on all the tough holes at PV. It was fun to be there to witness McCoy’s effort. When I saw him at the dinner, looking svelte having lost 40 lbs, Mike’s comment to me was “it must have been the Protandim, as Mike started taking Protandim 6 months ago, after Chip Lutz told Mike that he’s been taking it for years (Chip is the hottest senior amateur in the world, and will win the triple crown if he wins the USGA Senior Amateur next week. Don’t be foolish, read about this amazing product at http://www.radicalfree.me
Stay tuned for match play results