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March 27, 2012 > Bay Area golf veteran to compete in TPC Stonebrae Championship

Bay Area golf veteran to compete in TPC 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 TPC Stonebrae, located 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 and tournament host Jerry Rice, as well as PGA TOUR veteran Scott McCarron of Napa, and up-and-coming golfer Gregor Main of Danville.

The TPC Stonebrae Championship will showcase the talents of 156 aspiring TOUR players competing in 72 holes of stroke play. The tournament is part of the 2012 Nationwide Tour, the official sponsor of the PGA TOUR, which awards TOUR cards at season's end to its 25 leading money winners.

Fischer was the winner of the Nationwide Tour's 2002 Fort Smith Classic and was a member of the Nationwide Tour from 2001-02 and 2007-11. He also played on the PGA TOUR from 2003-06, where he won $2.8 million. Fischer has not competed this year in either the Nationwide Tour or the 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 - will join Australian native and PGA TOUR legend 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 the Hayward course for its fourth season on the Nationwide Tour. The Championship will showcase world-class golf in an atmosphere that is designed to bring together the community at the Nationwide Tour's only Northern California appearance from April 10-15. Tickets for this event can be purchased online from the TPC Stonebrae website and range from $10-$100 for spectators. This year's tournament partners include Audi of America, TaylorMade Golf, The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa and Golfsmith to name a few. For more information about the tournament or tickets, visit www.TPCstonebraechampionship.com

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