Weaver leads at Alameda Commuters
28 Apr 2012
by Lynne Cowan of AmateurGolf.com

see also: View results for Alameda Commuters, Corica Park - South Course, Michael Weaver Rankings

Michael Weaver
Michael Weaver

ALAMEDA, Calif. (April 22, 2012) -- After the cut last Saturday, the field of 45 players continued play again Saturday at the 85th Alameda Commuters.

Michael Weaver, a redshirt Junior at Cal, fired a third-round 65 to move from third place after Round 2 to the top of the leader board.

Weaver sits at 201 and holds a four-stroke lead over the trio of Jonathan De Los Reyes, defending champion Rick Reinsberg and past champion Darryl Donovan, who all are at 205.

Second-round leader Anders Engell, a senior at St. Mary’s College, slipped into a tie for sixth after a third-round 73. Nicolo Galletti moved up into third after posting the low round of the tournament with a 63 today and has a tournament total 206.

In the senior division, Mel Collins of Long Beach, CA holds a 4-stroke lead at 136 (68-68) while Jeff Burda of Modesto, CA and Tom O'Grady of Los Altos, CA are tied for second after both carding 144 (70--70.)

The fourth and final round begins Sunday at 7:20 a.m. PT.

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 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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