Peter Kuest Wins Alameda Commuters
Peter Kuest (Fresno Bee)
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.

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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