Alameda Commuters Round 1 Results

ALAMEDA, Calif. (April 17, 2010) -- With firm fast conditions, along with a slight westward wind, scores in the 83rd ALAMEDA COMMUTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT were a bit higher than usual. With only 18 scores under par after first round play, players expecting to make the low 50 and ties cut off need to keep on their toes as second round action starts tomorrow.

From the starting field of 224 players who teed off this morning, currently 67 players are at 73, or better.

After 18 holes, KEVIN WENTWORTH of Arnold, CA leads the pack, firing a 5 under par 66 on the EARL FRY North Course.

With only low 50 and ties making the cut, Jack Cummings, PGA professional estimates that 146 will be the target number: with those low 50 leading into the next weekend’s final 36 holes of championship golf in one of Northern California’s premiere amateur golf events.

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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Results For Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
1CAGeorge GandranataEmeryville, CA18068-69-67-67--271
2CARick ReinsbergLafayette, CA12070-70-65-70--275
3CAScott OldsAntioch, CA6070-67-70-71--278
T4CAKevin LucasFolsom, CA6072-70-70-68--280
T4CAJosh StoneStockton, CA6072-72-69-67--280

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