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April 13, 2012 > Golf pro to compete in Stonebrae Championship

Golf pro to compete in Stonebrae Championship

Submitted By Ed Vyeda

Bay Area favorite Todd Fischer has been added to the field of golf professionals for the 2012 TPC Stonebrae Championship, a Nationwide Tour event to be played April 12-15 at the picturesque TPC Stonebrae, overlooking San Francisco Bay from atop the Hayward hills.

Fischer, 42, a Pleasanton product and former star at the University of San Francisco, received the fourth and final sponsor exemption for the TPC Stonebrae Championship. Other exemptions have been awarded to Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, the Tournament Host, as well as PGA TOUR veteran Scott McCarron of Napa and up-and-coming pro Gregor Main of Danville.

The TPC Stonebrae Championship will showcase the talents of 156 aspiring TOUR players competing in 72 holes of stroke play, with a cut to the low 60 and ties through 36 holes. The tournament is part of the 2012 Nationwide Tour, the official proving ground of the PGA TOUR, which awards TOUR cards at season's end to its 25 leading money winners.

Fischer, winner of the Nationwide Tour's 2002 Fort Smith Classic, was a member of the Nationwide Tour from 2001-02 and 2007-11 and played on the PGA TOUR from 2003-06, when he won $2.8M. He has not competed this year on either the Nationwide Tour or PGA TOUR and is expected to make his 2012 debut at TPC Stonebrae.

Fischer and McCarron, who was recently inducted into the California Golf Hall Of Fame, join another popular PGA TOUR legend, Australia's Steve Elkington, in the TPC Stonebrae Championship field. Elkington is also serving as the tournament's designated "Tour Ambassador."

The TPC Stonebrae Championship returns to TPC Stonebrae for its fourth season on the Nationwide Tour. Combining the best in Bay Area sports, entertainment and hospitality, the TPC Stonebrae Championship will showcase world-class golf in a festive atmosphere that is designed to bring together the community at the Nationwide Tour's only Northern California appearance from April 10 to April 15, 2012. This year's tournament partners include Audi of America, TaylorMade Golf, The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa and Golfsmith.

For more information about the tournament, visit www.TPCfun.com

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