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Alameda Commuters - Sunday 5/01 Final Results

Story by Elizabeth Kricfalusi, for amateurgolf.com

Carlos Corona started the day with a 3-stroke lead and continued his winning ways to take the Alameda Commuters championship at 12-under, 4 strokes ahead of 17-year-old Ryan Thomas and two-time defending champion Rick Reinsberg.

Corona, a senior at Holy Names University, played a near-perfect round under sunny skies on the par-71 Earl Fry course at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex. “For the most part, I just tried to put myself in the right spot,” said Corona who got off to a good start with birdies on the first two holes. Corona’s only mistake came on the par-3 15th hole where, six strokes up, he chunked his five-iron and plopped his ball into the lake that stretches between tee and green. “I didn’t let it get to me, and my caddie kept my head in there,” he said. “I made a double, but I came back and made that strong birdie at 17.”

On the 365-yard par-4 18th, Corona’s ball landed near the edge of the first bunker on the left-hand side of the fairway. He had an extremely awkward stance, but his 9-iron got him safely on the green with about 40 feet to the hole. His first putt fell short by a only a couple of feet, but his second was slightly off line, stopping about 15 inches on the other side. He made that putt easily to end the day as the Commuters champion.

Thomas, who shot a 72 in the third round, also started off the day well making a birdie putt on the first hole. He talked about his mindset going into today’s round. “I went to bed last night and said ‘I’m in position,’ and I just wanted to go out and prove that the first couple of rounds weren’t a fluke, ‘cause I didn’t play so well on Saturday.”

On the 15th hole, where Corona made his double, Thomas came close to narrowing the gap to three strokes when he hit a solid drive that landed slightly behind the green about 15 feet from the hole. His chip stopped on the lip but unfortunately didn’t mimic Tiger Woods’ now-famous Master’s shot. However, Thomas was quick to praise his opponent. “(Carlos is) an all-around solid player. He deserved it.”

Reinsberg, who played in the second-to-last group, finished with a solid 69 but wasn’t able to make up the difference from his first-round 73. “I played well this year, just like the last couple of years,” he said. “In the first round I struggled a little bit, which kind of took me out. I never fare too well on the Jack Clark course. I hit it well, I just didn’t score that well.”

Having competed in the U.S. Open in 2003, Reinsberg will be trying to qualify again this year. Although he missed the cut the first time out, (he shot 76 and 76), he was happy with his results. “I broke 80, that was all I wanted to do,” he said. “It was an incredible experience, which is why I want to get back there.”

The greatest drama of the day was reserved for the senior’s round. 57-year-old Merton Goode, an anesthesiologist at Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo/Pinole, started the day from the 10th hole with a 3-stroke lead and extended it to six with seven holes to go. But three bogeys in a row and a triple bogey on the par-3 7th forced him into a playoff with Ronald Johnson. “I hit some good shots, but I made a couple of bad decisions on club selection, and I missed a couple of short putts,” explained Goode.

However, Goode prevailed in the end, making a par on the first playoff hole versus Johnson’s bogey to take the Senior’s Championship title.

Several players commented on the difficult pin placements today. “They were tough,” agreed tournament Chairman Al Wagner, “but when you’ve got a 6200-yard course, you’ve got to make it tough somehow, and there’s really one way to do it. But there were some pretty sadistic pin placements,” he added with a laugh.

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Final results, May 1, from the Alameda Commuters, played at the Earl Fry North Golf Course:

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First Last Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Tot
Carlos Corona 69 64 71 68 272
Rick Reinsberg 73 66 68 69 276
Ryan Thomas 68 67 72 69 276
Trent Tessler 68 72 67 71 278
Christoper Ancheta 71 64 74 70 279
Joseph Bramlett 73 68 70 70 281
Justin Long 68 70 71 72 281
Brett Borchers 68 71 72 71 282
Derek Dobashi 71 72 69 71 283
Michael Mulhearn 65 68 74 76 283
Tim Breland 76 69 72 67 284
Chadd Cocco 72 68 73 71 284
Scott Hardy 66 70 74 74 284
Will Johnson 68 70 73 73 284
Terry Foreman 74 69 72 70 285
Kyle Prolo 69 69 74 73 285
Kent Yamane 72 70 71 72 285
Jamie Looper 70 67 73 76 286
Jeff Murphy 70 69 74 73 286
Jake Yount 70 69 72 75 286
Domingo Jojola 71 71 74 71 287
Jeff Rangel 70 74 73 70 287
Da Chuang 68 69 77 74 288
Ray Suhandynata 74 66 73 75 288
Anthony Vaccaro 68 75 72 73 288
Bob Blomberg 72 72 73 72 289
Michael McRae 67 68 82 72 289
Patrick Pernice 75 68 74 72 289
Garett Wagner 68 69 71 81 289
Craig King 72 73 72 73 290
Jason Stone 70 71 76 73 290
Ken Webb 66 68 75 81 290
Siegfred Wroebel 73 69 72 76 290
Danny Buell 71 70 76 74 291
Jon Burkard 71 71 68 81 291
Timothy Nelson 69 71 75 76 291
Michael Donnelly 67 72 76 77 292
Daniel Cone 72 67 71 83 293
Adam Deadrich 73 71 75 74 293
John Enright 72 73 77 71 293
Mark Miller 71 70 71 81 293
Gary Brown 71 71 76 76 294
Jeff Nelson 76 69 70 79 294
Victor Simionas 75 69 72 78 294
Roland Maples, Jr 74 71 75 75 295
David Rebman 71 73 76 75 295
Dayne Hale 69 70 78 80 297
Mark Hill 71 74 79 73 297
Ryan Collins 74 71 77 78 300
Ron Williams 67 76 78 79 300
Sean Demeter 71 74 81 82 308

failed to survive 36-hole cut
Mike Maurice 74 72 146
James Hay 72 74 146
Gary Vanier 75 71 146
T.K Miyazono 70 76 146
Anthony Souza 75 71 146
Orion Galioni 71 75 146
Mark Garcia 74 73 147
Jason McHargue 74 73 147
Michael Vera 74 73 147
Craig Wolfman 75 72 147
Iose Iulio 73 74 147
Adam Barkow 75 72 147
David Capel 74 73 147
Roger Demonte 73 74 147
Richard Schacht 74 73 147
Brian Razzari 72 75 147
Mike Powers 73 74 147
Joe Zanassi 71 76 147
Ernesto Marcelo 75 72 147
Josh Bleyle 76 71 147
Brett Mormann 73 74 147
Norman Hamill 76 72 148
Shawn Shelby 76 72 148
Bob Fulton 71 77 148
Chip Doyle 73 75 148
Andrew Wood 73 75 148
Blake Yu 73 75 148
Jay Guittard 76 72 148
Scott Terry 73 75 148
Gregory Isom 71 77 148
Nate Weidner 72 76 148
Sean Healy 77 71 148
David Sager 78 70 148
Dave Stone 71 77 148
Michael MacDonald 73 75 148
John Diego 74 74 148
Mike Murphy 78 71 149
Trent Isgrig 74 75 149
Jay Scheller 75 74 149
Taylor Hobin 74 75 149
Victor Chew 74 75 149
Rod Souza, Jr 76 73 149
Stephen Kilman 75 74 149
Andy Nevin 74 75 149
Akihiro Okada 78 71 149
Michael Palomino 71 78 149
Mark Scofield 73 76 149
Gary Tewell 76 73 149
Cary Chiappone 74 76 150
Greg Hutton 76 74 150
Ryan Wilson 72 78 150
Daniel O'Connor 78 72 150
Charlie Todaro 73 77 150
Anthony Yean 79 71 150
Guillermo Barton 71 79 150
Erik Kastmiler 74 76 150
Will Haydon 75 75 150
Michael Tobin 76 74 150
Josh Twist 76 74 150
George Kong 74 76 150
Scott Morris 76 74 150
William T Farynaz 76 75 151
Jeffrey Wong 78 73 151
Ki-Shui Liao 75 76 151
Dan Whitehurst 76 75 151
Todd Gormand 79 72 151
Chris Scott 73 78 151
Russell Yu 75 76 151
Phillip Gill 77 74 151
Rick Shumate 77 74 151
Aris Pope 76 75 151
Sean House 77 74 151
Bruce MacLean 80 72 152
Jim Dwulet 76 76 152
Richard Castanon 74 78 152
Tommy Bergeron 76 76 152
Steve Pence 77 75 152
Luke Allard 74 78 152
Bret Becker 74 78 152
Marco Dusi 76 76 152
Dan Hansen 76 76 152
Richard Sepp 75 77 152
Mark Loomis 72 80 152
Ryan Cullimore 74 78 152
Chris Manfrin 77 75 152
Grahame Skytte 77 75 152
Dana Wade 78 74 152
Yosuke Ariga 77 75 152
Jeff Wilson 78 75 153
Tim Caesare 75 78 153
Dino Muzio 78 75 153
Martin Renaud 77 76 153
Brien Donaldson 76 77 153
Anthony DiLaura 74 79 153
Thomas Uniacke 76 77 153
Stefan Von Seeger 79 74 153
Mick Baker 77 76 153
Dominic DeBellis 77 76 153
Steve Schoenfeld 79 75 154
Gary Conklin 79 75 154
Erik Hallgrimson 77 77 154
Robert Gundermann 77 77 154
Robert Goodwin 73 81 154
Michael Leong 77 77 154
Nick Kaufman 77 78 155
Jake Saito 77 78 155
Daniel Nelson 75 80 155
Michael Johnson 74 81 155
Peter Boese 78 77 155
Tsering Dorjee 78 78 156
Jeff Cheng 80 76 156
David Deem 79 77 156
Mark Merrigan 77 79 156
Brian Brake 78 78 156
Mike Granelli 81 76 157
Dae Jin 84 73 157
Derek Miller 78 79 157
Ralph Costanzo 76 81 157
Brendan Noonan 78 79 157
Taylor Neal 81 76 157
John Blankfort 83 74 157
Steve Bong 80 77 157
Nick Webb 77 81 158
David Fein 84 74 158
George Serra 79 79 158
Jeff Dwyer 79 80 159
Aaron Woolway 83 76 159
Shane Kim 80 80 160
Kimberly Conocono 82 78 160
Richard Hunz 81 79 160
Eoghan Canniffe 81 80 161
Patrick McKern 76 85 161
Carl Boxill 83 78 161
Michael Burch 83 78 161
Paul Ashbrook 83 79 162
Chris Goin 87 76 163
Mathew Park 84 79 163
Diane Kwon 87 76 163
Scott Stevens 83 81 164
Brian McShane 86 78 164
Craig Cole 79 85 164
Jonathan Suk 85 80 165
Daniel Greenhalgh 80 87 167
Amante Bartolome 88 79 167
Rick Kehr 84 85 169
Juan Salcido 86 83 169
Nick Hatzopoulos 86 83 169
Kenji Ohkawa 89 81 170
Jeff Myers 85 85 170
Cary Tokunaga 91 81 172
Richard Heaps 90 84 174
Geoffrey Johnson 92 83 175
Michael McCall 89 86 175
Jim Coyne 94 90 184
For more tournament information, visit the Alameda Commuters Web site.
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