Petet Kuest (Courtesy Fresno Bee)
ALAMEDA, Calif (April 23, 2016) – Peter Kuest shot his third consecutive round in the 60s Saturday, this one a 4-under 67 to follow up his 65 and 64 last weekend.
Kuest, a high school senior and BYU commit, extended his 7-shot lead to a 10-shot lead with one round remaining. His closest opponent is Andrew Bonner who sits at 7-under par.
The round of the day was a 5-under 66 shot by UC Davis's Jeremy Sanchez. This is Sanchez's second 66 in a row after opening with a 76 in the first round.
The final round is set to begin at 7:00am local time at Chuck Corica Golf Complex.
ROUND TWO STORY
Peter Kuest backed up his opening 65 yesterday with another great round, firing a 7-under 64 to take the lead by seven shots.
Kuest, a high school senior and native of Fresno, looks to add the Alameda Commuters to his list of wins before he heads off to BYU in the fall. His closest challenger is former San Jose State golfer Daniel Semmler who fired a 66 Sunday to sit at 6-under par.
The field was cut to the low 50 and ties which fell at 145 (3-over). Third and fourth rounds will take place next Saturday and Sunday (April 23-24).
The shot of the opening weekend came from Clare Langford of Richmond, CA during Saturday's first round. Langford recorded the ever rare albatross on the par-5 14th hole. Tournament historian Mike Maurice believes the only other time an albatross was recorded was in 1975 when champion Doug Poole accomplished the feat.
FIRST ROUND STORY
Patrick Burda fired a sizzling 7-under 64 to begin his 2016 Alameda Commuters hosted by Chuck Corica Golf Club.
Burda's 64 was a career best according to his latest tweet at his favorite tournament of the year. Trailing Burda is Cal Bear Stephen Griggs along with Peter Kuest who each shot impressive rounds of 6-under 65.
Another Berkeley Bear Sean Yu played well with an opening 67 to sit in 4th place just one spot ahead of Pepperdine Commit and one of California's best junior golfers, Joshua McCarthy.
With the course in excellent condition and calm and sunny weather expected tomorrow, look out for more low rounds from the field.