Alameda Commuters: Danny Ro takes 1st Round lead
20 Apr 2013
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament, Corica Park - North Course, Danny Ro Rankings

ALAMEDA, Calif. (April 20, 2013) -- Danny Ro fired a first-round 66 and leads by one shot at the 2013 Alameda Commuters Championship at the Earl Fry Course at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex.

Ro leads Ryan Sloane by one shot after Sloan shot 67.

Joshua Granger and Rick Reinsberg both shot 68 and are tied for third place while a group of five players all shot 69 and are tied for fifth.

The leaderboard is loaded with some of the best amateurs in northern California. Shotaro Ban is among the group of five tied for fith while Andrew Bigadike, Keelan Kilpatrick and Shintary Ban are all four shots back of the leader and in a tie for 10th.

Play continues Sunday. Amateurgolf.com will have continuing coverage.

Results For Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament
1CAPace JohnsonFresno, CA18071-69-64-66--270
2CAJosh StoneStockton, CA12070-72-66-67--275
T3CAAndrew MorganLong Beach, CA6069-69-71-69--278
T3CAShotaro BanSan Jose, CA6069-67-68-74--278
T5CACarlos BrionesSan Lorenzo, CA6071-71-68-69--279

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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.

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