Dachtler paces Stocker Cup Qualifiers at Pasatiempo
04 Oct 2011
by Pete Wlodkowski of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Stocker Cup 2011 Open Qualifier, Pasatiempo Golf Club, Dennis Dachtler Profile


SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2011) -- After a slow start on the front nine, Dennis Dachtler of Folsom got hot on the back nine and took Medalist honors at the Stocker Cup Qualifier at Pasatiempo.

Dachtler, a wealth manager who plays out of Rancho Murieta Country Club, birdied 4 out of the first 5 holes on the back, ignoring the fact that the homeward nine is supposed to be tougher than front.

A birdie on the difficult 10th set Dachtler going, and although he bogeyed the treacherous 11th, he reeled off three- straight birdies on 12, 13, and 14 and made just one bogey -- on Dr. Mackenzie's favorite, No. 16 -- coming in.

Grabbing the second guaranteed position in the Stocker Cup field was Steve Argo, a regional operations manager with Kemper Sports (75).

Ben Hunter of Davis won the last spot via a sudden-death playoff with Tom McKee of Carlsbad. Davis got up and down from left of the green on the tough first hole, with darkness and a light shower setting in. Prior to the playoff, PGA Tour player Scott McCarron (who was out with a charity group run by Steve Elkington) saw the guys getting serious on the first tee and said "Stocker Cup playoff? - good luck!"

- The Stocker Cup will be contested Oct. 27- 30 at the Preserve Golf Club in Carmel.

Qualifiers and Alternates are listed below. A full list of scores can be accessed by clicking on the results link at the bottom of the page.


-- 73 --
Dennis Dachtler, Folsom, Calif.

-- 75 --
Steve Argo, San Jose, Calif.

-- 76 --
Ben Hunter, Davis, Calif. *
Tom McKee, Carlsbad, Calif. (1st alternate)
Mike Wozniak, San Luis Obispo, Calif. (2nd alternate)

* won sudden-death playoff

ABOUT THE Stocker Cup 2011 Open Qualifier

Qualifying event for the Stocker Cup Invitational, the premier amateur tournament on the West Coast. The 2011 Stocker Cup will be held October 20-23 at the Preserve Golf Club in Carmel, California (see the website at www.stockercup.com for all tournament details).

Actual number of players who get into the event depends on qualifier field which will be capped at 44 players. Get your entry in quickly to have a chance to Top 100 U.S. course Pasatiempo in a competitive setting. Please have verifiable handicap credentials (see below).

The Stocker Cup is a Golfweek/amateurgolf.com Rankings Points event for Mid-Amateur golfers. Players attempting to qualify must be at least 25 years of age as of the first round of the Stocker Cup, and have a USGA or equivalent handicap index of 3.9 or lower. Players advancing to the tournament proper will pay the "A" player entry fee of $750.00 which covers practice round and at least 54 holes of tournament golf, plus tournament dinner for player and spouse, and many extras.

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