John Sawin of Pebble Beach came from three strokes behind in the final round to win the 27th Stocker Cup by one stroke over three players at the Preserve Golf Club http://www.preservegc.com/ in Carmel.
Sawin, who also won the tournament in 2013, made an eagle on the 13th hole and added five birdies in the final round to win with a score of 72-68-67—207, 9-under-par.
“I told my playing partners that I eagled No. 13 when I won this thing five years ago,” said Sawin, who recently became Vice President and Director of Golf at Pebble Beach Golf Links. “That combined with my birdie on No. 16 were so big coming down the stretch.”
Jonas Miklas of Truckee shot 71-68-69—208 to tie for second with Derek Meinhart of Mattoon, Ill., who finished at 70-68-70—208, and second-round leader Brian Blanchard of Scottsdale, Ariz., wound up at 71-68-69—208.
Davis Boland of Glenview, Ky., was fifth at 70-72-69—211, while Patrick Christovich of New Orleans totaled 69-69-74—212 to tie for sixth with Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho, who came in at 70-71-71—212.
Joseph Deraney of Lexington, Ky., the 2017 Stocker Cup champion, shot 72-70-71—213 to tie for eighth with Roger Newsom of Virginia Beach, Va., who finished at 71-70-72—213, while Daniel Buchner of Seal Beach totaled 70-70-74—214 to tie for 10th with Jason Anthony of Fairfield, who wound up at 69-71-74—214.
Newson claimed the Sandy Tatum Trophy by winning the Senior Division (50 and over), followed by William Mitchell of Atlanta at 73-73-71—217 and Michael Kelley of Westerville, Ohio, at 72-77-72—221.
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