SONOMA, California (Oct. 20, 2014) — The field is set for the 23rd Stocker Cup, set to tee off at Sonoma Golf Club on Wednesday, October 22. Sonoma Golf Club has graciously agreed to host the Stocker Cup for 2014 since longtime host The Preserve Golf Club is recovering from the effects of California’s severe drought.
FOUR PLAYERS TO WATCH
This first-time Stocker Cup player won the Massachusetts Public Links this summer, and followed it up with his second straight win in the Mass. Mid-Am. In the Mid-Am, his title defense came down to the wire where Aikens made an all-world par from the tall stuff on the last hole.
This seven-time Southern Nevada Golf Association Player-of-the-Year had played fantastic golf in 2014, winning the British Senior Amateur and placing second at the Canadian Senior Amateur. He followed those two performances with back-to-back victories at the prestigious senior events The Azalea Senior and The Yeamans Hall Invitational. At the Azalea Senior, it was Exber’s amazing fourth-straight victory. That’s Tiger-like event domination.
Sawin, the reigning Stocker Cup champion, is a four-time club champion at Merion Golf Club near his alma mater Princeton University in Philadelphia. He has also earned club champion honors from San Francisco Golf Club in 2013 and was victorious this year, winning the Pennsylvania State Amateur at the famed Oakmont.
Wolf blistered the field at U.S. Mid-Amateur sectional qualifying, shooting a course-record 62 at Spring Creek Golf Club in Ripon, Calif. The number was seven better than any other player that day. His qualification lead to a round-of-16 run at Saucon Valley where he lost 4-and-2 to the eventual champion Scott Harvey. View a complete list of A player profiles at www.stockercup.com
ABOUT THE STOCKER CUP
The Stocker Cup, played in memory of Peter Stocker, has been held each October at The Preserve Golf Club in Carmel since 2000. The severe drought in 2014 has limited that venue’s ability to host the tournament, and Sonoma Golf Club was chosen as the host venue. The field is comprised of 50 world-class mid-amateur invitees, (A players) who play an individual 54-hole stroke play competition and simultaneous team event. For the team portion of the event, the A players are paired with a B player (handicap 0-12.5) who include relatives and associates of the late Peter Stocker, as well as participants invited by the A players. The Stocker Cup is a Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com World Rankings points event, as well as a World Amateur Golf Rankings and SPAWAR counting tournament. AmateurGolf.com will be on site throughout the tournament, providing daily coverage; be sure to check back in with us to keep up with the action.