CARMEL, Calif. (October 26, 2013) - John
the right time to catch fire.
The 28-year-old captured the 22nd annual
posting a 5-under 67 to come from two shots
the final round at
The Preserve GC. That score allowed the San
investment banker to overtake three-time
Marsh, whom he played with in the final
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THE FINAL ROUND
"I got off to a solid start," the champion said.
seemed almost like match play." Indeed, after
on the 8th hole and
birdies on the 9th and 10th holes via terrific 9-
approaches, coupled with a double bogey
two bogeys from Marsh,
Sawin took a two-shot deficit and turned it
into a four-
"I had a sense that I had a good lead so I
that pars would do it," he said. Though Sawin
under for the day
after a birdie on the 13th and was well within
distance of the course record of 65, he had
his mind. "I knew
the course record was 7-under but I'd rather
tournament than do something stupid."
A bogey on 18 hardly diminished the sense of
accomplishment Sawin felt. "This is the first
of any significance I've
won," the Princeton alum said. "So I'm
the Stocker Cup victory is a great win, it is
note that Sawin
owns several club championships at U.S. Open
Merion GC in Philadelphia as well as the 2013
championship. He also played in the U.S.
earlier this year.
Kevin Marsh was looking to become the first
champion of this event, but was unable to
terrific play that
led to his second-round 66. His final-round 73
second place, four strokes behind the
didn't play well today,"
he said. "But that's my game right now. Good
days and bad the next."
Randy Haag, the 2011 champion, carded the
best round of the day with a 68, propelling
him into a
third-place tie with
past champion Joe Sanders; Haag and
five shots out.
In the newly christened Ruth Stocker Barry
Stocker, Peter Stocker's son, came from
behind in the
final round to win
the gross division. Stocker's 30 points in the
Stableford format led to a 94-point total, good
two-shot win over
tournament director George Kelley. Matt
three back of the champion.
In the net division, The Olympic Club's Martin
also came from behind to win, posting a net
Two Preserve GC
members, Steve Hoffman and Mark Flynn,
and third respectively.
- Ruth Stocker Barry
Barry Flight (Net)
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ABOUT THE Stocker Cup
The Stocker Cup was founded in 1991 to honor
memory of Peter Stocker. Peter and his
Harlan and John Montgomery founded San
Pacific Union Company, a highly successful real
development company. The firm initiated the
development of The Santa Lucia Preserve, a
acre residential and golf community located
Carmel. Meandering through the winding road
Preserve's centerpiece -- the top-100 rated golf
course -- has been described as "driving
through a California postcard." The Stocker Cup
was played from 1991 to 1999 at Pebble Beach
surrounding golf courses, before moving to the
Fazio and Sandy Tatum designed Preserve G.C.
words of former USGA President Tatum: "Peter
Stocker was the quintessential amateur golfer.
loved golf with a passion. He would have loved
simultaneous best-ball event, similar to the
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Invited Mid-
players are either paired with a single digit
can propose their own partner to be introduced
invited by the Committee.
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