-Story by Scott Seward
CARMEL, Calif. – Defending champion Brady Exber has taken the lead after the second round of the Stocker Cup at The Preserve Golf Club.
Exber, who plays out of TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, carded a 4-under 68 highlighted by six birdies. Exber, who was a perennial contender in the Stocker Cup before breaking through with his first win last year at Sonoma GC, stands at 6-under total.
Exber is being chased by Tyler Crawford of The Plantation Club and Jerry Ledzinski of Monterey Peninsula CC, who are one back. Two shots back are first-round leader Brad Wilder of Valhalla GC and Jason Anthony of Green Valley GC.
Past champion Craig Doell had perhaps the shot of the day, making double eagle on the par-5 10th hole.
TEAM GROSS EVENT
Jason and Jack Anthony grabbed the lead in the team gross event, a best-ball tournament. The Anthonys stand at 133 after a 7-under 65 today.
Craig Doell and Erik Stocker (Peter Stocker’s son), Jerry Ledzinski and AmateurGolf.com’s Pete Wlodkowski and Brady Exber and Dusty Allen are one stroke back.
TEAM NET EVENT
The Anthonys are tied with Ledzinski and Wlodkowski in the net event, and best-ball using handicaps. The low score is 14-under 130. Four teams are one back setting up a tight final round.
The Olympic Club’s Sam Nunes had a run any player would dream of, making natural birdies on Nos. 3,6,7 and 8 on the front nine. Toss in two other net birdies against one bogey, and the 5-handicapper carded an impressive net 31.
Eagle usually yields a skin, but not at the 2015 Stocker Cup. There were also two 2s made on No. 7, a short par 4.
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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