Briones Wins Oakland City Amateur

OAKLAND, CALIF (May 22, 2011) -- 16-year old Carlos Briones from San Lorenzo fired a final round 69 to win the Oakland City Amateur Championship by five shots over Mike Schmitz of Alameda (68-76--144) and Rion Noone of Santa Rosa (69-75--144).

Brent Booth of Los Altos took solo fourth with scores of 74-71--145 while Landon Polterock was fifth with rounds of 74-72--146.

Despite his young age, Briones is already an accomplished champion golfer in the bay area. He won the San Francisco City Championship in 2009 as a 14-year old, the youngest in tournament history.

In the Senior division, Bob Schoenherr of San Jose (74-76--150), Peter Moren of Danville (76-74-150) and Ron Johnson of Walnut Creek (76-74--150) all shared the top spot.

Pamela Calderon of Milpitas won the ladies division with scores of 84-74--158 while Katie Devin of Castro Valley shot 78-86--164 for second place.

ABOUT THE Oakland City

NCGA points event. 36 hole stroke play over two days. Gross and net flights for men and senior men. Tournament dates back to 1923 the year the course opened. Notable past winners include British Open Champion and San Leandro native Tony Lema.

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