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Alameda Commuters: Jensen leads after Round 3

***** Note: For Sunday Tee Times, scroll to bottom of story *****

 

ALAMEDA, Calif. (April 26, 2008)--University of California-Davis senior Michael Jensen caught fire when closing out the third round of the Alameda Commuters, carding birdies on four of the last five holes to grab the lead heading into the final round.

He currently sits 9-under-par 204 after notching six birdies and a single bogey (on No. 5, which gave several players trouble).

"I made a lot of par putts early on," said Jensen, who hit 16 greens on the day. "There were some tough pin positions, but my putts were dropping."

Heading into the final round with a two-stroke lead, Jensen said he is looking to keep the same mind set going into Round 4.

"I'm going to change anything, not really think about it too much," said Jensen.

Andrew Haggen currently sits in second place at 206 after notching a third-round 68, which could have been lower had he not double bogeyed the same hole Jensen struggled on.

"I've been putting pretty well all week, and I struck my irons well today," said Haggen, a senior at De La Salle. "Anytime I had a wedge in my hand from 130 yards in I made birdie."

Reigning amateurgolf.com California Mid-Am champ Chris Marin is three strokes off the pace at 207, followed by Freddy Wolfe at 208.

Emily Childs, the first woman in Northern California golf history to make the cut in a tournament of this size carded her best round of the tournament, even-par 71, putting her right in the middle of the pack.

The senior flight reads like a who's who of Northern California golf stalwarts. Mark Miller, Gary Vanier, Neal Pearson and Jeff Burda all carded 1-under-par 71's to take the early lead heading into the final round. Ten more golfers are within four strokes of the lead.

amateurgolf.com will provide video coverage of the final two rounds on Monday.

Full results from the Alameda Commuters Championship follow:

Player Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Tot
Jensen, Michael 70 68 66 204
Haggen, Andrew 72 66 68 206
Marin, Chris 68 70 69 207
Wolfe, Freddy 71 68 69 208
DeMeter, Sean 69 69 71 209
Trainer, Martin 71 67 71 209
Viboch, Brett 68 73 70 211
Dahl, Ian 72 69 71 212
Burda, Patrick 70 73 70 213
Swenson, Brian 69 71 73 213
Tessler, Trent 70 72 71 213
Biggadike, Andrew 75 70 69 214
Reinsberg, Rick 74 71 69 214
Smith, Sam 72 71 71 214
Ernst, Derek 72 70 73 215
Jensen, Chris 70 74 71 215
Looper, Jamie 69 73 73 215
Miller, Matt 72 71 72 215
Travis, Taylor 72 75 68 215
Carson, Dennis 70 71 75 216
Hoffman, Kaz 77 69 70 216
Hovan, Matthew 71 75 70 216
Sako, Nick 72 70 74 216
Chung, Steven 69 73 75 217
Harkins, Brandon 77 65 75 217
Koika, Aleksei 73 71 73 217
Hamm, Jeffery 72 73 73 218
Keane, Jonathan 76 72 70 218
Yamane, Kent 74 68 76 218
Childs, Emily 74 74 71 219
Ichikawa, Tyler 74 70 75 219
Marin, Nicolas 71 74 74 219
Briones, Carlos 70 75 75 220
Donovan, Darryl 73 74 73 220
Grimes, Patrick 75 70 75 220
Hexner, Devin 75 70 75 220
Jojola, Domingo 75 68 77 220
McClain, Kevin 77 70 73 220
Meeker, Eric 76 72 72 220
Dusi, Marco 73 75 73 221
Carlson, Jonathan 72 71 79 222
Kallerud, Bjorn 72 76 74 222
Mallin, Mark 70 75 78 223
Myers, Blair 71 77 75 223
Webb, Ken 73 75 75 223
Ledzinski, Jerry 74 73 77 224
Pienkos, Shaun 72 75 77 224
Smith, Paul 79 68 77 224
DeFrancesco, Michael 74 73 78 225
Nelson, Jeff 77 71 77 225
Merrigan, Mark 73 74 80 227
Costanzo, Ralph 73 74 82 229

***** Senior Flight *****

Player

Rd 1

Burda, Jeff

70

Miller, Mark

70

Pearson, Neal

70

Vanier, Gary

70

Jensen, Herb

72

Wolf, Steven

72

Bieber, Dan

73

Callan, Bob

73

Enright, John

74

Knoll, Jim

74

Penso, Dave

74

Selkirk, Carl

74

Swanson, Bruce

74

Thompson, Rob

74

Balatti, Paul

75

Beesley, Chuck

75

Duffy, Neil

75

Goode, Merton

75

Johnson, Ron

75

Lyons, Tom

75

Raymer, Marshall

75

Berg, Bob

76

Washburn, Shelton

76

Abbott, Frank

77

Ladd, Doug

77

Massier, Rex

77

Olds, Bob

77

Thomas, Al

77

Blomberg, Bob

78

Heaton, Robert

78

Kinser, David

78

Reed, Bob

78

Saike, Greg

78

Schoenherr, Bob

78

Wiley, Ronald

78

Donnelly, Michael

79

Early, Jeff 

79

Edgerly, Walt

79

Faucett, Casey

79

Carroll, J. David

81

Lund, Steve

81

Parsons, Dave

81

Sabbatini, Chuck

81

Guerin, Jay

82

Powers, Mike

82

Stewart, Earl

82

Wilmer, Tony

82

Heath, Ford

84

***** Sunday Championship Pairings *****

TeeTime Player TeeTime Player
7:20 AM Costanzo, Ralph 8:30 AM Sako, Nick
Hole No. 1 Merrigan, Mark Hole No. 1 Ernst, Derek
  DeFrancesco, Michael   Jensen, Chris
  Nelson, Jeff   Looper, Jamie
7:30 AM Ledzinski, Jerry 8:40 AM Miller, Matt
Hole No. 1 Pienkos, Shaun Hole No. 1 Travis, Taylor
  Smith, Paul   Biggadike, Andrew
  Mallin, Mark   Reinsberg, Rick
7:40 AM Myers, Blair 8:50 AM Smith, Sam
Hole No. 1 Webb, Ken Hole No. 1 Burda, Patrick
  Carlson, Jonathan   Swenson, Brian
  Dusi, Marco   Tessler, Trent
7:50 AM Kallerud, Bjorn 9:00 AM Dahl, Ian
Hole No. 1 Briones, Carlos Hole No. 1 Viboch, Brett
  Donovan, Darryl   DeMeter, Sean
  Grimes, Patrick   Trainer, Martin
8:00 AM Hexner, Devin 9:10 AM Wolfe, Freddy
Hole No. 1 Jojola, Domingo Hole No. 1 Marin, Chris
  McClain, Kevin   Haggen, Andrew
  Meeker, Eric   Jensen, Michael
8:10 AM Childs, Emily    
Hole No. 1 Ichikawa, Tyler    
  Marin, Nicolas    
  Hamm, Jeffery    
8:20 AM Keane, Jonathan    
Hole No. 1 Yamane, Kent    
  Chung, Steven    
  Harkins, Brandon    
8:30 AM Koika, Aleksei    
Hole No. 1 Carson, Dennis    
  Hoffman, Kaz    
  Hovan, Matthew    

 

***** Sunday Senior Pairings *****

Tee Time Player Rd 1
7:20 AM Heath, Ford 84
Hole No. 10 Guerin, Jay 82
  Powers, Mike 82
  Stewart, Earl 82
7:30 AM Wilmer, Tony 82
Hole No. 10 Lund, Steve 81
  Parsons, Dave 81
  Sabbatini, Chuck 81
7:40 AM Carroll, J. David 81
Hole No. 10 Donnelly, Michael 79
  Early, Jeff 79
  Edgerly, Walt 79
7:50 AM Faucett, Casey 79
Hole No. 10 Heaton, Robert 78
  Kinser, David 78
  Reed, Bob 78
8:00 AM Schoenherr, Bob 78
Hole No. 10 Wiley, Ronald 78
  Blomberg, Bob 78
  Saike, Greg 78
8:10 AM Ladd, Doug 77
Hole No. 10 Massier, Rex 77
  Thomas, Al 77
  Abbott, Frank 77
8:20 AM Olds, Bob 77
Hole No. 10 Washburn, Shelton 76
  Berg, Bob 76
  Beesley, Chuck 75
8:30 AM Johnson, Ron 75
Hole No. 10 Raymer, Marshall 75
  Balatti, Paul 75
  Duffy, Neil 75
8:40 AM Lyons, Tom 75
Hole No. 10 Goode, Merton 75
  Enright, John 74
  Knoll, Jim 74
8:50 AM Swanson, Bruce 74
Hole No. 10 Penso, Dave 74
  Selkirk, Carl 74
  Thompson, Rob 74
9:00 AM Bieber, Dan 73
Hole No. 10 Callan, Bob 73
  Wolf, Steven 72
  Jensen, Herb 72
9:10 AM Burda, Jeff 70
Hole No. 10 Pearson, Neal 70
  Miller, Mark 70
  Vanier, Gary 70

 

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