Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament
April 22 - 30 2017
Alameda, CA



Chuck Corica Golf Complex - Earl Fry Course
1 Clubhouse Memorial Rd
Alameda, CA  94502-6502
phone: (510) 747-7824
url: www.golfinalameda.com

Tournament Overview

What's in a name? In the case of the Alameda Commuters Championship, the logo of the almost 90 year old tournament would be a dead giveaway. It's a steam ferry, which was the only way to "commute" to San Francisco from the East Bay before the Bay Bridge was built. Started as an informal event -- the original first prize was a bag of nails -- the tournament has grown into one of the top independent events in California.

A dedicated tournament committee prides itself on running the two weekend, 72-hole competition as if it were a PGA Tour event. Two of the best public courses at the city-owned Chuck Corica Golf Complex are prepared with care. Slick greens, Sunday pins, and even that rarity in amateur golf – spectators are all part of the fun. The roped-off scoreboard is a particular area of pride for the "green jackets" who were wearing dark green blazers before they were made popular by another tournament you might be aware of in Augusta Georgia. The 250 player championship division is cut to 50 and ties for the second weekend, at which time the 36-hole senior division tees off to join them. A notable recent past champion, and scoring record holder, is PGA Tour player Matt Bettencourt.

Note: The Senior Division is 36 holes, played on second weekend. Online registration is only available for Championship Division. Seniors should email Bob bg olf@comcast.net for an entry form.

Login To See More

AmateurGolf.com members see additional tournament information including news, past scoring, tournament registrations, and more. Login or signup to take advantage of all the information available for this tournament.

Apr 24, 2016Peter Kuest Wins Alameda Commuters
Apr 23, 2016Peter Kuest Extends Lead at the Commuters
Apr 14, 20162016 Alameda Commuters Preview: Jonathan De Los Reyes Hopes to Defend
Apr 26, 2015Notre Dame commit Miguel Delgado wins Alameda Commuters
Apr 25, 2015Alameda Commuters: Four-way tie atop 54-hole leaderboard
Apr 19, 2015Alameda Commuters: Carlos Briones leads by one after first weekend
Apr 18, 2015Jeremy Sanchez leads Alameda Commuters with first-round 64
Apr 15, 20152015 Alameda Commuters Preview
May 04, 2014Jonathan De Los Reyes wins Alameda Commuters
May 03, 2014Alameda Commuters: De Los Reyes (64) goes low
Apr 27, 2014Alameda Commuters: De Los Reyes surges
Apr 26, 2014Alameda Commuters: David Na leads
Jun 11, 2013Norcal legend Bob Blomberg passes away
Apr 28, 2013Pace Johnson wins Alameda Commuters
Apr 27, 2013Johnson, Ban lead Alameda Commuters
Apr 21, 2013Shotaro Ban leads Alameda Commuters
Apr 20, 2013Alameda Commuters: Danny Ro takes 1st Round lead
Apr 29, 2012Michael Weaver wins Alameda Commuters
Apr 28, 2012Weaver leads at Alameda Commuters
Apr 22, 2012Play continues at the Alameda Commuters
Apr 20, 2011Reinsberg, Knoll take Commuters titles
Apr 16, 2011Reinsberg, Stockton lead Alameda Commuters
Apr 11, 2011At 84th Commuters Stockton leads after 36
Apr 09, 2011Three share lead at Alameda Commuters
Apr 06, 201184th Alameda Commuters tees off Saturday
Apr 26, 2010Gandranata, Knoll win Commuters Titles
Apr 24, 2010Gandranata leads Alameda Commuters
Apr 21, 2010Alameda Commuters Results, Times
Apr 17, 2010Alameda Commuters Round 1 Results
Apr 27, 2009Alameda Commuters: Travis in Sudden Death
Apr 25, 2009Alameda Commuters: Final Round Set for Sunday
Apr 19, 2009Alameda Commuters: Scarff, Ellis lead at 6-under
Apr 28, 2008Alameda Commuters: Jensen, Miller are the victors
Apr 26, 2008Alameda Commuters: Jensen leads after Round 3
Apr 20, 2008Alameda Commuters: Five tied for lead after Rd. 2
Apr 19, 2008Alameda Commuters: Marin, Viboch take early lead
Apr 29, 2007Alameda Commuters: Reinsberg Gets Another
Apr 22, 2007Alameda Commuters: St. Marys Stealing Show
Apr 30, 2006Alameda Commuters: Senior Results
Apr 30, 2006Alameda Commuters: Reinsberg wins his third
Apr 29, 2006Alameda Commuters: Rd 1 Results and Sunday Tee Times
Apr 19, 2006Alameda Commuters: 2006 Event Shortened to Two Rounds
Apr 07, 2006Alameda Commuters: 2006 Round 1 Pairings Now Available
Feb 14, 2006Alameda Commuters 2006 Entries now Online
May 01, 2005Alameda Commuters - Sunday 5/01 Final Results
Apr 30, 2005Alameda Commuters Saturday, 4/30/05 Results
Apr 24, 2005Alameda Commuters - Sunday 4/24 Results

Results Archive:

Showing results for

Place  PtsScores
1CAPeter KuestFresno, CA30065-64-67-73=269
2CAAndrew BonnerRipon, CA18070-67-69-67=273
3CAJoshua McCarthyDanville, CA9068-72-67-69=276
4CADaniel SemmlerSan Francisco, CA9070-66-71-70=277
5CAKevin NotoGilroy, CA9070-69-68-71=278
T6CASean YuBeaumont, CA4567-73-70-70=280
T6CAJeremy SanchezRedwood City, CA4576-66-66-72=280
8CAJoey RussoMonterey, CA4573-69-72-67=281
T9CAJonathan KeaneSan Francisco, CA4570-70-72-70=282
T9CACole ChavezChico, CA4568-69-73-72=282
T9CAStephen GriggsCarmichael, CA4565-74-71-72=282
T9IDHunter OstromEagle, ID4570-72-70-70=282
T9CAChristian BankeCA4572-68-68-74=282
T14CASean TalmadgeHillsborough, CA3571-73-71-68=283
T14CAMikey SlesinskiFremont, CA3570-71-72-70=283
T16ORMarcus PotterTualatin, OR3072-68-70-74=284
T16CABen DoyleLa Jolla, CA3071-68-69-76=284
T16CABlake HathcoatClovis, CA3071-68-69-76=284
T19CAJeffrey Inouye-WongGranite Bay, CA3074-70-69-72=285
T19CARyan HanHollister, CA3071-68-70-76=285
T21CANoah WoolseyPleasanton, CA2575-69-74-68=286
T21CAPatrick BurdaModesto, CA2564-74-71-77=286
T23CAJason AnthonyFairfield, CA2569-73-74-71=287
T23CanadaAlex ParkCanada2575-70-71-71=287
T25CAConnor CheskySaint Helena, CA2573-69-74-72=288
T25CARoshan ChekuriPleasanton, CA2572-72-70-74=288
T25CAMatt HeitelRedwood City, CA2571-69-73-75=288
T25EnglandWilliam AldredEngland2571-69-71-77=288
T29CANeil SummersLivermore, CA2574-70-73-72=289
T29CARick ReinsbergLafayette, CA2573-67-76-73=289
T29CABrendon ChoeOrinda, CA2570-72-72-75=289

Results for this tournament are posted outside AmateurGolf.com. Click here to view results.

The name Alameda Commuters' was conceived by a group of Alameda residents who loved the game of golf, and worked in San Francisco. At 7:30am every week day the ferry boat "SS Santa Clara" left the Island City for San Francisco.

The first Alameda Commuters' was played on July 15, 1928, with 19 entrants. The format was medal play with handicaps. Handicaps were assigned by arbitration. Those who could yell the loudest were rewarded with the highest handicaps. Oh, what progress we've made!

The next order of business was prizes. Every contestant was requested to donate a "white elephant" prize. The winner's prize was a keg of nails, and last place was a sack of manure. Everyone won a prize, thus the motto "You win if you lose" at the Commuters'. Bill Saylor, owner of the famous candy company, donated confections to the losers, a tradition that will never melt.

The popularity of the Commuters' brought changes in the tournament's format. From one initial flight of 19, the Commuters' grew in 1936 to a field of 21 handicap flights of 16 contestants each and the Championship of 16 contestants. With 352 entries it was dawn to dusk work for the committee.

By 1937, it was necessary to hold qualifying for the Championship flight to determine the low 32, who advanced into match play. That format lasted for 22 years, when in 1959 the Championship became a 72-hole, medal affair, as it remains today.

Staying Power
While the above brings you up to date with the Commuters' conception, and major changes, it fails to emphasize the staying power of such a golf tournament to survive part of a depression, prohibition, World War II, etc. Someone was responsible. Credit must be laid at the feet of our many sponsors. Their continued support has provided genuine longevity and prestige to this tournament.

Equally crucial for longevity and prestige are the entrants, and the Northern California Golf Association. Year after year top amateurs in Northern California enter this event in quest of the Commuters' title, or even a merit type finish position, knowing the tournament will be conducted in the highest spirit of true amateur golf.

While many of the contenders over the years have gone forward into the professional ranks, some as tour players, others as teaching or club professionals, many also return as sponsors. Still others return in search of the Simon pure amateur title. The NCGA has assigned player points second to none for a locally sponsored medal play tournament. In appreciation of this we pledge to continue our efforts on behalf of amateur golf, maintaining the high standard worthy of it and to make each successive Alameda Commuters' golf tournament a pleasant memory for all.

The Committee- Then and Now
Back in 1928 the 7:30 gang started something for fun and enjoyment. As with time, everything changes. The present day Committee member is expected to receive all the original intent by the giving method; his time, his effort and his sacrifices. However strange this seems, it's an ingrained part of the Committee camaraderie and has been protected by Committee nominations of new members who in turn require unanimous approval, thereby safeguarding Committee structuring effort for the present, and the future.

The task of Chairmanship is given to a new leader each year.

No registration information is currently available for this tournament.

Welcome to the online registration system, powered by AmateurGolf.com. Please enter your access code below. If you do not have an access code, please visit the to request an invitation.

Access Code:

Latest in 

Amateurgolf.com, Inc.
6965 El Camino Real 105-631
Carlsbad, CA 92011