Play continues at the Alameda Commuters
Anders Engell
Anders Engell

Alameda, Calif. (April 22, 2012) -- Anders Engell, a senior at St. Marys College by way of Olso, Norway, carded a pair of 67's this weekend to lead the Alameda Commuters Championship being held at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex in Alameda, Calif.

Five time champion Rick Reinsberg signed for a 65, the low round of the tournament, and is one stroke back of Engell with 70-65--135 heading into the final two rounds next weekend.

Veteran Darryl Donovan is just two strokes back after carding rounds of 70-66--136. Donovan is coming off a strong second place finish at the Whisper Rock Invitational and a big win earlier in the year at the Florida Azalea Amateur. Donovan is also a past champion at the Alameda Commuters with back-to-back victories in 2000 and 2001.

Michael Weaver, a redshirt Junior at Cal, joins Donavon in third place with rounds of 69-67--136. Weaver most recently qualified for the Nationwide Tour event at Stonebrae where he posted 72-75--147, missing the cut by four strokes.

The cut fell at 145 with 47 players qualifing to play next Saturday and Sunday for the championship.

Results: Alameda Commuters
1CAMichael WeaverFresno, CA18069-67-65-66--267
2CAJonathan De Los ReyesAntioch, CA12069-68-68-66--271
3NorwayAnders EngellNorway6067-67-73-67--274
T4CATaylor TravisFremont, CA6071-69-67-68--275
T4CADarryl DonovanMorgan Hill, CA6070-66-69-70--275

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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 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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