Sebastian Crampton wins the Alameda Commuters
Cal's Sebastian Crampton <br>(Cal Athletics Photo)
Cal's Sebastian Crampton
(Cal Athletics Photo)

ALAMEDA, CA (April 30, 2017) - Players often have trouble sleeping on the lead for one night but that doesn't appear to be the case for Sebastian Crampton. The Cal golfer took the first round lead of the 90th Alameda Commuters eight days ago and it never fazed him as he went wire-to-wire to win the two weekend long tournament hosted by the Chuck Corica Golf Complex's Earl Fry North Course.

Leading by four at the start of Sunday's final round Crampton closed with a 3-under 69 to post a four round tally of 15-under, which was good for a five-stroke victory.

"Winning the Alameda Commuters is definitely a nice booster heading into summer golf and inevitably the fall season," said Crampton, who was one of three players from Cal's 2016 NCAA Championships lineup to redshirt in 2016-17. "I played consistently well both weekends and it absolutely showed in the results. All in all, I'm very pleased coming away this week. However, I still have work to do in order to help us reach our ultimate goal of a championships next season."

Coming off a sophomore season at Cal that included two top-10 finishes, Crampton is currently redshirting during his junior year to focus on academics (he has 4.0 GPA) and improving his game. His victory on Sunday came the day before finals begin at Cal.

Andrew Bonner was second at 10-under, first round co-leader Jason Anthony and Jake Goodman shared third at 9-under while in fifth it was the 7-under Blake Hathcoat.

-Cal athletics contributed to this story


A week off has done nothing to slow down Sebastian Crampton at the Alameda Commuters hosted by the Chuck Corica Golf Complex's Earl Fry North Course.

The leader after each of the first two rounds, Crampton fired a third round 4-under 67 to move to 12-under and he will now carry a four-stroke lead into Sunday's final round.

Blake Hathcoat shot a 4-under 67 of his own and he is in second place at 8-under while a trio of players; Aditya Kumar, Andrew Bonner and first round co-leader Jason Anthony are sharing third at 7-under.

Results: Alameda Commuters
1CASebastian CramptonPacific Grove, CA18065-69-67-68=269
2CAAndrew BonnerRipon, CA12069-68-69-68=274
T3CAJason AnthonyFairfield, CA6065-70-71-69=275
T3TXJake GoodmanSan Antonio, TX6070-71-67-67=275
5CABlake HathcoatFresno, CA6071-67-67-72=277

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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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