Alameda Commuters: Four-way tie atop 54-hole leaderboard
Carlos Briones
Carlos Briones

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Four players will enter the Alameda Commuters Tournament final round on Sunday with a share of the 54-hole lead, including the first weekend's leader Carlos Briones. At eight-under par 205, Miguel Delgado of Novato, Jonathan Keane of San Mateo, Finigan Tilly of Redwood City, as well as Briones, of San Lorenzo sit atop the leaderboard at Chuck Corica Golf Complex.

Briones, a sophomore at Santa Clara University, opened the event on the first weekend with rounds of 68 and 66 before shooting 71 on Saturday in round three. Delgado and Keane shot 67 to jump to the top of the leaderboard, while Finigan tallied a 69. Tilly carded a 65 on day one, trailing opening-round leader Jeremy Sanchez by a stroke.

Roman Aragon, a freshman at St. Mary's College from Mission Viejo, shot 67 on Saturday to sit two shots back of the leaders in fifth place. 2014 NCGA Valley Amateur winner Trevor Clayton is in sixth at five-under while Andrew Morgan of Long Beach is at four-under in seventh.

In the Senior Division, which began Saturday, Dale Bouguennec of Pleasant Hill kicked off the tournament with a 68 to lead by three over recent San Francisco City Senior winner Gary Vanier, 2015 NCGA Senior Amateur winner Jim Knoll, and Steve Wilson of Concord.

Results For Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament
1CAMiguel DelgadoNovato, CA18068-70-67-68=273
2CASteven ChungSacramento, CA12068-67-75-66=276
T3CAJason AnthonyFairfield, CA6072-72-66-68=278
T3CACarlos BrionesSan Lorenzo, CA6068-66-71-73=278
T5CAJonathan De Los ReyesAntioch, CA6075-69-69-66=279

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ABOUT THE Alameda Commuters

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.

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