October 26, 2015
Brady Exber Claims Second Straight Stocker Cup Title
Las Vegas Hall of Famer Brady Exber showed that he could win the Stocker Cup on its home course, too.
A year after winning in Sonoma, Exber grabbed the title at The Preserve in Carmel Valley, shooting a final round 1-under 71 to defeat runner-up Gene Elliott by three shots. The 59-year-old, who is the first back-to-back champion since Kevin Marsh (2009-2010), finished the event with a 54-hole total of 7-under 209.
Last year’s event was held at Sonoma Golf Club due to the ongoing drought. The event is one of the most prestigious amateur tournaments in the country.
“Winning last year at Sonoma was great, and I had a great year. But there’s an asterisk when you win at a different course,” said Exber, a member at TPC Summerlin. “For me to win a mid-am event (players aged 25 and older) with the great players here….it’s a huge thrill.
TEAM GROSS EVENT
Jason and Jack Anthony held onto their second-round lead to capture the team gross title. The father-son duo posted a 198 total, powered by a final-round 65 that matched their second round. Jason Anthony has been a factor in NCGA events for years, but it was his father that drove the team early in the final round, making five birdies to card a stellar 31 on the front nine.
“I didn’t hit the ball very well yesterday so my son gave me a tip and it made a big difference,” the elder Anthony said.
The magic tip that would produce a 31 on the stout Tom Fazio-designed Preserve GC: “Drop it in the slot.”
Exber and partner Dusty Allen took second with a 203 total.
TEAM NET EVENT
The team of Jerry Ledzinski of Monterey Peninsula CC and AmateurGolf.com’s Pete Wlodkowski captured the team net event with a 195 total.
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