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The Preserve Golf Club readies for two prestigious amateur events

Carmel, Calif. (September 27, 2022) – The Preserve Golf Club,  a highly regarded Tom Fazio Design, rated by Golf Digest among America’s top 200 golf courses, is preparing for two prominent golf events this October.

The 30th edition of the Stocker Cup, which honors the memory of Peter Stocker, a real estate developer who was one of the partners behind the creation of Santa Lucia Preserve, will be held October 20-22. Defending champion, Michael Jensen of San Francisco, returns to defend his title. The full list of competitors, including rankings results and biographies, can be found at:

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The 54-hole individual competition features a simultaneous best-ball event, similar to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The 48 invited Mid-Amateur players are either paired with a single-digit amateur or can propose their own partner to be introduced and invited by the Committee.

The course will be set up to approximately 7100 yards. This year’s event will feature “at the turn” scoring powered by Golf Genius,, and the NCGA. Those results can be streamed at starting Thursday, October 20.

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A little over a week later, The Preserve Golf Club will host the Cal Poly Invitational, featuring 13 colleges including host Cal Poly, University of Southern California, Michigan State University, Southern Methodist University, and Universities of Oregon and Washington, among others.

Play will be five-man teams with the best four scores counting towards the daily total. 36 holes will be played on Monday, October 31, and 18 holes on Tuesday, November 1.

“We are thrilled to have both of these incredible events at The Preserve Golf Club,” said head golf professional Riley Ramones. “Our course is in great condition and ready to welcome these fine amateur and collegiate competitors.”

The Preserve Golf Club is located within the Santa Lucia Preserve, a private community of only 297 home sites situated on 20,000 acres. Located on the southern ridge of Carmel Valley, the course reflects the contours of the natural terrain that surrounds it:  the Santa Lucia Mountains, mature oaks, grassy meadows, and flowing streams. In typical Fazio fashion, there are plenty of strategically placed deep bunkers, fast greens, and challenging approach shots.

Then Santa Lucia Preserve is the only community in America with a perpetually endowed, 18,000-acre nature conservancy. In the heart of the Monterey Peninsula, The Santa Lucia Preserve provides its residents and members with a range of recreational opportunities second to none, while offering a unique ethos of community, culture, and conservation. 

For additional information on The Preserve Golf Club or Santa Lucia Preserve, access the website at or call (831) 620-6768.

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