Peter Kuest Wins Alameda Commuters
Peter Kuest (Fresno Bee)
ALAMEDA, Calif. (April 24, 2016) - Holding a 10-shot lead entering the final round of the Alameda Commuters, the question wasn't whether or not Peter Kuest would win, but would he break the scoring record of 266 (18-under) held by PGA Tour player Matt Bettencourt (2002) and Jonathan De Los Reyes (2014).
Kuest, a high school senior from Fresno, Calif, looked poised to break the record after opening with a 2-under par front nine to get to 19-under. The back nine was a different story as Kuest struggled for seemingly the first time in the tournament. He would shoot 4-over on the back-nine for a 73 and a 269 total.
Nonetheless, Kuest won by a margin of a four shots and receives the championship award and the Bob Blomberg Medal, given in honor of six-time winner and Alameda resident Bob Blomberg.
Andrew Bonner finished in 2nd at 11-under after an impressive final round 67 followed by Joshua McCarthey, Daniel Semmler, and Kevin Noto.
ABOUT THE Alameda Commuters
**Format for 2021: 36 holes stroke play. Max
What's in a name? In the case of the Alameda
Commuters Championship, the logo of the
year old tournament would be a dead
a steam ferry, which was the only way to
to San Francisco from the East Bay before the
Bridge was built. Started as an informal event
original first prize was a bag of nails -- the
tournament has grown into one of the top
independent events in California.
dedicated tournament committee prides itself
running the two weekend, 72-hole competition
it were a PGA Tour event. Two of the best
courses at the city-owned Chuck Corica Golf
are prepared with care. Slick greens, Sunday
and even that rarity in amateur golf –
all part of the fun. The roped-off scoreboard is
particular area of pride for the "green jackets"
were wearing dark green blazers before they
made popular by another tournament you
aware of in Augusta Georgia. The 250 player
championship division is cut to 50 and ties for
second weekend, at which time the 36-hole
division tees off to join them.
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