Preserve Golf Club, Carmel Valley
October 21, 2017
Tyler Crawford of Indio went wire-to-wire to claim the title at the annual Stocker Cup, all the while using clubs other than his own.
Crawford, who finished T-5 at last year’ championship, shot a final round 2-over 74 to come in at 1-under 215, defeating co-runners-up Bill Williamson of Ohio and idaho’s Reid Hadley by two shots. Williamson and Hadley shot final round scores of 76 and 73, respectively.
When his clubs didn’t arrive for play, Crawford turned to local resident and fellow am Jeff Britton for help. Britton got a set together that included his wife’s putter–a Scotty Cameron covered with fleur-de-lis, which inspired the New Orleans Saints fan.
“Without Jeff and his wife’s putter, I wouldn’t have won,” Crawford said.
Three NorCal players—Jerry Ledzinksi, Jason Anthony and Kevin Wolf–finished T-10 at 220. Anthony is the current leader in the race for NCGA Player of the Year honors.
In the Team competition, Colby Harwell and Jason Goble of Texas won with a 54-hole total of 18-under 198. The team of Abbey Curtis and Mark House was T-2 at 200. House is a former President of the NCGA.
October 20, 2017
Indio’s Tyler Crawford is still at the top, but he’s got different company.
Crawford, who finished T-6 at last year’s Stocker Cup, had a second round 73 and is at 3-under 141 after the second round of the annual Stocker Cup at the Preserve in Carmel Valley. Also tied at the top is Bill Williamson of Ohio, who shot 71.
Three players are tied for third at 143 including Lodi’s Kevin Wolf, who had a second round 72. Wolf finished T-8 at last year’s event.
NorCal’s Stephen Sparolini and Jon Hastings are in second place in the Team Net division with a score of 14-under 130. The tandem of Colby Harwell and Jason Goble are in first at 129.
The championship concludes Saturday.
Texan Colby Harwell and Indio’s Tyler Crawford lead after day one of the annual Stocker Cup at the par-72 Preserve in Carmel Valley.
Harwell, the winner of last year’s Texas Mid-Amateur, and Crawford, who finished T-6 at last year’s Stocker Cup, both posted first round scores of 4-under 68.
In a tie for third at 69 are Alabama’s Steve Hudson and current NCGA Player of the Year points leader Jason Anthony. 2015 NCGA Player of the Year Nick Moore is T-11 following a 72.
The Stocker Cup is held each year in memory of Peter C. Stocker who died in a tragic helicopter accident at Rancho San Carlos near the Carmel Valley in 1990.