Peter Kuest Extends Lead at the Commuters
Petet Kuest (Courtesy Fresno Bee)
Petet Kuest (Courtesy Fresno Bee)

ALAMEDA, Calif (April 23, 2016) – Peter Kuest shot his third consecutive round in the 60s Saturday, this one a 4-under 67 to follow up his 65 and 64 last weekend.

Kuest, a high school senior and BYU commit, extended his 7-shot lead to a 10-shot lead with one round remaining. His closest opponent is Andrew Bonner who sits at 7-under par.

The round of the day was a 5-under 66 shot by UC Davis's Jeremy Sanchez. This is Sanchez's second 66 in a row after opening with a 76 in the first round.

The final round is set to begin at 7:00am local time at Chuck Corica Golf Complex.


Peter Kuest backed up his opening 65 yesterday with another great round, firing a 7-under 64 to take the lead by seven shots.

Kuest, a high school senior and native of Fresno, looks to add the Alameda Commuters to his list of wins before he heads off to BYU in the fall. His closest challenger is former San Jose State golfer Daniel Semmler who fired a 66 Sunday to sit at 6-under par.

The field was cut to the low 50 and ties which fell at 145 (3-over). Third and fourth rounds will take place next Saturday and Sunday (April 23-24).

The shot of the opening weekend came from Clare Langford of Richmond, CA during Saturday's first round. Langford recorded the ever rare albatross on the par-5 14th hole. Tournament historian Mike Maurice believes the only other time an albatross was recorded was in 1975 when champion Doug Poole accomplished the feat.


Patrick Burda fired a sizzling 7-under 64 to begin his 2016 Alameda Commuters hosted by Chuck Corica Golf Club.

Burda's 64 was a career best according to his latest tweet at his favorite tournament of the year. Trailing Burda is Cal Bear Stephen Griggs along with Peter Kuest who each shot impressive rounds of 6-under 65.

Another Berkeley Bear Sean Yu played well with an opening 67 to sit in 4th place just one spot ahead of Pepperdine Commit and one of California's best junior golfers, Joshua McCarthy.

With the course in excellent condition and calm and sunny weather expected tomorrow, look out for more low rounds from the field.

Results: Alameda Commuters
1CAPeter KuestFresno, CA18065-64-67-73=269
2CAAndrew BonnerRipon, CA12070-67-69-67=273
3CAJoshua McCarthyDanville, CA6068-72-67-69=276
4CADaniel SemmlerSan Francisco, CA6070-66-71-70=277
5CAKevin NotoGilroy, CA6070-69-68-71=278

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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 100 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 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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