Michael Muehr defeated Stewart Hagestad, 3 and 2, to win the 96th annual Crump Memorial Tournament at exclusive Pine Valley Golf Club in New Jersey.
Muehr, of McLean, Virginia, was the No. 8 seed after shooting 6-over 150 for 36 holes in stroke-play qualifying, but then dominated his opponents to win the prestigious mid-amateur invitational for the fourth time.
Muehr, who won the Crump Cup Open Division in 2008, 2014 and 2019, the last time the competition was held due to COVID-19, beat John Sawin of Pebble Beach, California, 3 and 2, in a morning semifinal match. Hagestad, of Newport Beach, California, and a member of the victorious U.S. Walker Cup team earlier this year, edged Jason Anthony of Fairfield, California, in the other semifinal.
Mike McCoy of Norwalk, Iowa, edged Matthew Sughrue of Arlington, Virginia, 2 and 1, to win the Senior Crump Cup. McCoy became the sixth player to win both the tournament’s Open and Senior divisions.