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Grauman leads Alameda Commuters after First Weekend
36-hole leader Ryan Grauman <br>(AmateurGolf.com Photo)
36-hole leader Ryan Grauman
(AmateurGolf.com Photo)

ALAMEDA, CA (April 15, 2018) - Rounds of 64-72 have sprung Ryan Grauman into the lead at the end of two rounds at the Alameda Commuters.

A senior at Athenia High School, Grauman, currently sits at 6-under and one-stroke in front of 5-under Brett Viboch who made a run to the San Francisco City Championship quarterfinals earlier this year.

Now comes the hard part for Grauman, as not only will he have to sleep with the lead, but he will have to do so until next Saturday when play resumes. Once play resumes Grauman will look to do something he wasn't able to do at last May's AGC Monterey Bay Championship where he held the first round lead before finishing second, two shots behind Cal star KK Limbhasut.

Dong Yi, Nick Moore and Steven Warne are sharing third at 3-under and will begin next Saturday's third round three off the pace. The Alameda Commuters will conclude on Sunday with the fourth and final round.

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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