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Alameda Commuters: Reinsberg Gets Another

ALAMEDA, California (April 29, 2007) -- Rick Reinsberg not only defended his title today at the Alameda Commuters, he has turned the last five years of the tournament into his own, winning four of the last five playings of the traditional 72-hole event.

Reinsberg won this one in dramatic fashion, coming from six strokes behind with a 5-under 65 in the final round to overtake 54-hole leader Mike McRae of St. Mary's College. McRae shot a final round of 72 to finish tied for third with Garrett Wagner.

In the Senior Division, Gary Vanier of The Olympic Club played steady rounds of 70-69 to overtake round one leader Mark Miller of Antioch. Miller shot 72 in the final round to finish alone in second at 140, while Herb Jensen was third at 141.

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Final results from the Alameda Commuters and Alameda Commuters Senior Championship, played at the 6307 yard, Par 70 Earl Fry North Course at Chuck Corica Golf Complex follow:

CHAMPIONSHIP 72
Pos
Player Tot
1
Rick Reinsberg 274
T2
Mike McRae 275
T2
Garett Wagner 275
T4
Chris Marin 278
T4
Chadd Cocco 278
6
Nicolas Marin 279
T7
Domingo Jojola 281
T7
Adam Ichikawa 281
T7
Jeff Burda 281
T10
Arvo Ernest Voip 282
T10
Michael Mulhearn Jr. 282
T10
Jeffrey Hamm 282
T13
Martin Trainer 283
T13
John Enright 283
T13
Shaun Pienkos 283
16
Taylor Travis 284
T17
Robert McRae 285
T17
Billy Moon 285
T17
Mark Wyllie 285
T17
Scott Hardy 285
T17
Andrew Biggadike 285
T17
Eric Mina 285
T23
Stephen Sparolini 286
T23
Sam Smith 286
T23
Tyler Brown 286
T23
Andrew Wood 286
T23
Danny Buell 286
T28
Trent Tessler 287
T28
Jeff Murphy 287
T28
James Hay 287
T28
Jamie Looper 287
T28
Nick Rechedy 287
T28
Brett Mormann 287
T34
Jeff Nelson 288
T34
Jason McHargue 288
T36
Richard Conlin 289
T36
Steven Chung 289
T36
Andrew Damron 289
T36
Adam Barkow 289
T36
Jay Myers 289
41
Brett Viboch 290
T42
Bruce Zulaica 291
T42
Sean Healy 291
T44
Howard Oliver 292
T44
Todd Parker 292
46
Cary Chiappone 293
T47
Brian Swenson 294
T47
Timothy Harkins 294
T49
Ken Webb 296
T49
Cory Synnestvedt 296
T52
Andrew Bowdish 301
SENIOR DIVISION 36
Pos
Player Tot
1
Gary Vanier 139
2
Mark Miller 140
3
Herb Jensen 141
4
Tony Wilmer 142
T5
Frank Abbott 143
T5
Merton Goode 143
T5
Tom Lyons 143
T5
Rob Thompson 143
9
Bob Berg 144
T10
J. David Carroll 146
T10
Marshall Raymer 146
T10
Earl Stewart 146
T10
Steve Wolf 146
14
Gregg Saiki 147
T15
Jeff Early 148
T15
Bob Heaton 148
T15
Doug Johnson 148
T15
Bob Olds 148
19
Carl Selkirk 149
20
Bob Reed 150
T21
Rex Massier 151
T21
Ron Wiley 151
T23
Alan Schneider 152
T23
Shelly Washburn 152
T25
Terry Ackerman 154
T25
Mark Harrison 154
T25
Ron Johnson 154
T28
Bob Ackerman 155
T28
Walt Edgerly 155
T28
Doug Ladd 155
T31
Neal Duffy 157
T31
Rick Jay 157
33
Bob Fries 159
34
Tom Kintigh 161
35
Joe Rhodes DQ
36
Vic Shellenberg Dq
37
Jack Bieber WD
38
Bob Callan WD
39
Tim Driver WD
40
Kirk Holtze WD
41
Roly Lamontagne WD
42
Jim Lotz WD
43
Sandy McCall WD
44
Jim McMurtrey WD

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. 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.

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