Jeremy Sanchez leads Alameda Commuters with first-round 64
Jeremy Sanchez
Jeremy Sanchez

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Jeremy Sanchez, 20 of San Mateo, posted 64 on day one of the Alameda Commuters Tournament and owns a one-shot lead heading to Sunday.

This 72-hole tournament, held over two weekends at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex in Alameda, has a championship flight field of 204 players this year. Thirty-four players broke par on Saturday, while seven others are at even-par 72 at the Earl Fry North course.

Finigan Tilly, a junior in high school from Redwood Shores, is in second place at 65 while Matt Baiardi and Christian Banke are tied for third at 66. Banke is the brother of recent San Francisco City Women's Championship winner Sara Banke.

Defending champion Jonathan De Los Reyes struggled on day one, shooting 75 to sit in a tie for 80th place. See full results at the link provided below.

Results: Alameda Commuters
1CAMiguel DelgadoNovato, CA18068-70-67-68=273
2CASteven ChungSacramento, CA12068-67-75-66=276
T3CAJason AnthonyFairfield, CA6072-72-66-68=278
T3CACarlos BrionesSan Lorenzo, CA6068-66-71-73=278
T5CAJonathan De Los ReyesAntioch, CA6075-69-69-66=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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