Anthony scores four-shot win at Alameda Commuters
Jason Anthony (right) with Aaron Chen (Photo submitted)
Jason Anthony, a Fairfield, Calif., resident, set himself up for a run during the first weekend of the Alameda Commuters. He closed it out on the second weekend.
Anthony logged closing rounds of 66-72 at Corica Park Golf Course in Alameda, Calif., on Masters weekend to win the title by four shots. Anthony was four shots better than runner-up Aaron Chen of Fremont, Calif., who finished at 4 under for the tournament.
It’s a redeeming win for Anthony, who last month came up short in his effort to defend his San Francisco City Amateur title. Anthony lost in the 36-hole final despite playing brilliant golf in the weeks-long event. There have been close calls in this event before, too. He finished inside the top 3 in 2017 and in 2015, and tied for second in 2014.
Anthony finished 72 holes at 8 under, and as one of three players to get under par. Chen was 4 under, and Brendan Hy in third was 2 under. He had the second-best final-round score, a 4-under 68.
Jalen Griffin was solo fourth at even par, followed by three players in a tie for fifth, including Bobby Bucey and Domingo Jojola. Bucey was a semifinalist at the San Francisco City and Jojola scored top-5 finishes at last year’s NCGA Stroke Play and NCGA Mid-Amateur.
ABOUT THE Alameda Commuters
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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