Oct. 23, 2016
Nashville’s Joseph Deraney Wins Stocker Cup
Nashville resident Joseph Deraney finished his season off on a high note.
The 33-year-old shot a final round even-par 72 to hold on and win the 25th annual Stocker Cup at The Preserve in Carmel Valley. Deraney, who captured his fourth title of the year, finished the 54-hole event with a total of 4-under 212. He’d make his big move with a first round 68.
“I’ve been playing solid,” Deraney said. “And winning brings confidence. But even more importantly, just getting into the mix teaches me how my game is going to respond, how my nerves will feel.”
Earlier Deraney victories came at the Lupton Invitational, the Timuquana Cup and the Kentucky Mid-Amateur.
“I’ve been able to get of to good starts,” Deraney said. “My bad shots aren’t that bad.”
San Francisco resident and NCGA member John Sawin came in at 213, just a stroke back, after a final round 70.
John Sawin of San Francisco finished one back. Sawin is a past champion (2013), and a consistent tournament, book-ending a one-over 73 with two-under rounds of 70 for a 213 total.
The low gross team champions were Brian Harris of Indiana and Dallas’ John Brellenthin at 18-under 198. The team net event was won by Canyon Lakes’ Robert Funk and Craig Kalinowski of San Carlos, who posted a net 20-under 196.