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Island sports: 83rd annual Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament

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Alameda's Carlos Briones shot a 138 at the 83rd annual Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament, making him eligible to move on to play in the finals on April 24-25. Courtesy photo.

By Mike Maurice

Breezy and firm course conditions lead to solid scores at the 83rd Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament.

With firm fast conditions, along with a slight westward wind, scores were a bit higher than usual in the Commuters tournament. From the starting field of 224 players, who teed off over 36 holes on the Fry and Clark courses this past weekend, only 36 rounds were posted with under par scores.

After 36 holes, former Cal golfer and current San Francisco City champion George Grandanata of Emeryville and Scott Olds of Oakhurst led the field heading into the final rounds, which will be played on April 24-25 at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex. Both players stand on top of the leader board, firing a 5 under par 137.

Other notable players within striking distance include Moreau High School senior sophomore Carlos Briones, with a 4 under par 138; four-time Alameda Commuters champion Rick Reinsberg, at 2 under par 140; and 2009 defending champion Travis Taylor, at 1 under par, 141.

The Commuters caught up to 1987 and 1990 winner Ken Webb of Turlock, who said, ”If there is one tournament I will always play in, it will be the Alameda Commuters!” Ken fired rounds of 77-76/153 and missed the cut.

Of the 224 players, the cut line for next weekend’s finals was a two-round score of 146. Only the low 50 scores and ties make the cut. Reaching the final weekend in the Commuters is one of the toughest cuts to make and a true testament to the quality of players each year. PGA professional Jack Cummings, who heads the committee that sets up both courses for true championship golf, estimated that 146 would be that number after first round action.

With tucked pins over bunkers, along with the firm and breezy conditions, players were tested early and often throughout all 36 holes. With this low cut score, only 9 strokes separate the leaders from the entire field.

Alameda’s players included:

Richard Schact: 147
Patrick Byrne: 148
Matt Hettich: 154
Tommy Nakano: 157
Shawn Shelby: 159
Ron Williams: 164
Chris Goin: 164
David Willams: 168

Samantha Esquerra, an Alameda High School student and one of four women in the Commuters field. She shot a 158 over 36 holes of play. Courtesy photo.

Alameda High School student and 2010 San Francisco City womens champion Samantha Esquerra was one for four women golfers to play this championship. These talented ladies play from the same championship tees as the men. Samantha fired 81-77/158.

Also, playing were Jenni Jenq, who shot a 163; Jordan Ontiveros, who shot 159; and Tiffany Lim of San Jose, who shot the low score of 153, including a 73 on the Earl Fry course, making hers the best score any woman has shot in the Commuters. Her score of 153 also beat out half the field.

Play resumes April 24, with players teeing off at 7:20 a.m.

The public is welcome to come and experience one of Northern California’s premiere amateur golf events, right here in ALAMEDA! And more information is available on the Commuters website.

Commuters scores:

T1 George Gandranata, Emeryville, CA 68-69–137
Scott Olds 70-67–137
3 Patrick Grimes, Palo Alto, CA 68-70–138
4 Carlos Briones, San Lorenzo, CA 69-70–139
T5 Adam Barkow, Albany, CA 70-70–140
Cody Robinson, Discovery Bay, CA 76-64–140
Rick Reinsberg, Lafayette, CA 70-70–140
Scott Hardy, Pleasant Hill, CA 72-68–140
T9 Domingo Jojola, San Francisco, CA 69-72–141
Scott Terry, Pleasanton, CA 71-70–141
Taylor Travis, Fremont, CA 73-68–141
Kevin Wentworth, Arnold, CA 66-75–141
T13 Bruce Hanavan, San Francisco, CA 70-72–142
Carter Pool, San Diego, CA 71-71–142
Chris Jensen, Los Altos, CA 71-71–142
Geoff Gonzalez, Diablo, CA 71-71–142
Kevin Lucas, Folsom, CA 72-70–142
T18 Anthony Barrera, San Jose, CA 72-71–143
Anthony Machi, Pleasanton, CA 72-71–143
James Back, Cerritos, CA 69-74–143
Jamie Core`, Berkeley, CA 74-69–143
Jamie Looper, Oakdale, Ca 71-72–143
Matthew Hansen, Los Osos, CA 72-71–143
Philip Snow, Citrus Heights, CA 72-71–143
Ryan Sloane, Campbell, CA 72-71–143
T26 Curtis Loop, New Canaan, CT 68-76–144
Eric Crociata, Dublin, CA 72-72–144
Josh Stone, Stockton, CA 72-72–144
Justin Pagila, Dublin, CA 69-75–144
Kaz Hoffman, Tiburon, CA 72-72–144
Matt Montez, Sacramento, CA 73-71–144
Michael Haenel, Santa Clara, CA 71-73–144
Thomas Harmon, Discovery Bay, CA 71-73–144
T34 Akshay Maliwal, Berkeley, CA 73-72–145
Andrew Roberts, Carmichael, CA 71-74–145
Ben Geyer 70-75–145
Chris Ellis, San Jose, CA 72-73–145
Craig Kilcoyne, Concord, CA 71-74–145
Dalan Refioglu, Foster City, CA 73-72–145
Gary Brown, Martinez, CA 76-69–145
James Hay, Fremont, CA 71-74–145
Matt Crawford, Redwood City, CA 74-71–145
Paul Smith, Turlock, CA 74-71–145
Stan Morrison, San Francisco, CA 70-75–145
T45 Brooks Price, Worthington, OH 74-72–146
Jeffrey Haluska, Petaluma, CA 75-71–146
Matthew Anderson, Bay Point, CA 74-72–146
R.C. Orr, Sacramento, CA 76-70–146
Roberto, Jr Galletti, Jr, Clayton, CA 76-70–146
Scott Hess, Santa Rosa, CA 72-74–146
T45 Steven Wight, San Anselmo, CA 72-74–146
Taylor Bromley, Dublin, CA 73-73—146
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T53 Andre Navarro, Denair, CA 73-74–147
Cory Synnestvedt, Danville, CA 72-75–147
Dennis Hudachek, Daly City, CA 75-72–147
Jordan Sedlock, Danville, CA 73-74–147
Kenneth Perez, Hayward, CA 77-70–147
Kevin McClain, Dublin, CA 73-74–147
Paul Herrfeldt, Vacaville, CA 74-73–147
Richard Schacht, Alameda, CA 70-77–147
Ryan Thomas, Danville, CA 73-74–147
Terry Foreman, Antioch, CA 77-70–147
Tommy Economou, Hillsborough, CA 73-74–147
Vy Nong, Cupertino, CA 74-73–147
T65 Brandon Roberts, Clayton, CA 75-73–148
Dylan Smith, San Francisco, CA 74-74–148
Jeffery Hamm, Danville, CA 77-71–148
Joel Carlson, Lafayette, CA 76-72–148
Kevin Smith, San Jose, CA 73-75–148
Mark Mallin, Hollister, CA 69-79–148
Patrick Byrne, Alameda, CA 74-74–148
Sean DeMeter, Walnut Creek, CA 71-77–148
Tyler Archer, Pittsburgh, CA 76-72–148
Webster Proctor, Oakland, CA 78-70–148
T75 A. J. Pangelinan, Fremont, CA 74-75–149
Bjorn Kallerud, Moraga, CA 74-75–149
Brian Swenson, Dublin, CA 74-75–149
Gary Tewell, Fremont, CA 76-73–149
Johnny O’Leary, San Mateo, CA 73-76–149
Nicolo’ Galletti, Clayton, CA 73-76–149
Noah Sheikh, Woodside, CA 73-76–149
Robert Garfield, Santa Clara, CA 74-75–149
Robert Gregory, Stockton, CA 75-74–149
Thomas Cowan, San Francisco, CA 70-79–149
T85 Andrew Warren, Castro Valley, CA 73-77–150
Bobby Park, Los Banos, CA 72-78–150
Danny Maier, Santa Rosa, CA 77-73–150
Elliot Busichio, Martinez, CA 79-71–150
Geoff Hunt, San Clemente, CA 76-74–150
Harrison Quinlan, Danville, CA 75-75–150
Jason Kuo, Milipitas, CA 70-80–150
Jeremy Moreno, Fresno, CA 74-76–150
Joseph Furtado-Foster, Dublin, CA 79-71–150
Josiah Schuyler, Carmichael, CA 76-74–150
Kevin Reilly, Walnut Creek, CA 71-79–150
Nick Brassill, San Jose, CA 76-74–150
Ray Kong, San Jose, CA 75-75–150
Scott Gregory, Livermore, CA 75-75–150
Somboon Kitapan, Fairfield, CA 76-74–150
T100 Alex Calleja, Danville, CA 74-77–151
T100 Anthony Ralph, Sunnyvale, CA 77-74–151
Chris Moreno-Hunt, Berkeley, CA 78-73–151
Dakare Dixon-Essien 74-77–151
Erik Escalona, Union City, CA 76-75–151
Gary Leung, Morgan Hill, CA 77-74–151
Iose Iulio 76-75–151
Jack Persons, San Francisco, CA 71-80–151
Kris Butkys, Thousand Oaks, CA 78-73–151
Maximillian Chang, San Ramon, CA 77-74–151
Nick Neri 80-71–151
Patrick Burda, Modesto, CA 78-73–151
Sean Denny, Sunnyvale, CA 77-74–151
T113 Alex Reno 75-77–152
Craig King, Cardiff, CA 79-73–152
Edison Tran, Santa Clara, CA 78-74–152
John Presto, Stockton, CA 75-77–152
Jonny Baxter, Pleasanton, CA 77-75–152
Kyle Calonico, Concord, CA 75-77–152
Michael Melendez, Merced, CA 73-79–152
Nathan Durham-Hammer, Oakland, CA 81-71–152
Oscar Heath, Santa Rosa, CA 73-79–152
Ryan Rankin, San Jose, CA 80-72–152
Ryan Vaterlaus, Pacifica, CA 73-79–152
Sam Deleon, Oakland, CA 73-79–152
Stephen Haynes, San Francisco, CA 74-78–152
T126 Andrey Mindirgasov, Berkeley, CA 75-78–153
Andy Quintero, Pleasanton, CA 81-72–153
Brian Lotz, Hayward, CA 78-75–153
George Schultz, San Luis Obispo, CA 78-75–153
Gustav Lindell, Oakland, CA 74-79–153
Jonathan Carlson, Kelseyville, CA 80-73–153
Ken Webb, Turlock, CA 77-76–153
Kurt Kitayama, Chico, CA 74-79–153
Kyle Paster, Kentfield, CA 79-74–153
Mike Granelli, Clayton, CA 75-78–153
Tiffany Lim, San Jose, CA 80-73–153
T137 Austin Roberts, Carmichael, CA 73-81–154
Greg Atkinson, San Ramon, CA 78-76–154
Jay Guittard, San Leandro, CA 77-77–154
Joseph Schiebold, Rohnert Park, CA 75-79–154
Mark Corley, Incline Village, NV 78-76–154
Matthew Hettich, Alameda, CA 78-76–154
T143 Allen Chen, San Jose, CA 81-74–155
Bobby Pender, Los Altos Hills, CA 78-77–155
Bret Becker, Dublin, CA 76-79–155
Brian Nagata, San Jose, CA 82-73–155
Cody Blickenderfer, Danville, CA 78-77–155
Parker Ramsey, San Jose, CA 81-74–155
Ryan Klemm, Benicia, CA 81-74–155
T150 Andrew Biggadike, San Mateo, CA 73-83–156
T150 Brian O’Regan, Walnut Creek, CA 77-79–156
Daniel Van Attenhoven, Folsom, CA 82-74–156
Jonathan Sockell, Menlo Park, CA 80-76–156
Mark Arneson, Oakland, CA 79-77–156
Mike Benham, San Mateo, CA 78-78–156
Senchamrong Yim, Tracy, CA 79-77–156
T157 Joseph Woo, Kentfield, CA 82-75–157
MacKenzie Hurd, Berkeley, CA 78-79–157
Patrick Lay 78-79–157
Tommy Nakano, Alameda, CA 81-76–157
Watson Chang, Milpitas, CA 79-78–157
T162 Dallas Lopez, Tracy, CA 81-77–158
Elliot Hume, Menlo Park, CA 74-84–158
Genghis Liang, San Francisco, CA 81-77–158
John Ramirez, Antioch, CA 81-77–158
Michael Conley, Oakland, CA 81-77–158
Michael Vera, Pleasant Hill, CA 79-79–158
Mike Furlong, Tracy, CA 83-75–158
Robert Goodwin, Atherton, CA 82-76–158
Samantha Esguerra, Alameda, CA 80-78–158
Tsering Dorjee, Oakland, CA 80-78–158
William Kleinecke, Novato, CA 79-79–158
T173 Ian Fisher, Dublin, CA 78-81–159
Jordan Ontiveros, Alamo, CA 82-77–159
Samir Afzal, Walnut Creek, CA 78-81–159
Shawn Shelby, Alameda, CA 78-81–159
Stephen Kilman, Daly City, CA 78-81–159
Thomas Hitchcock, San Mateo, CA 79-80–159
T179 Andrew Lee, Fremont, CA 80-80–160
Edward Schopplein, San Lorenzo, CA 77-83–160
Jacob Stewart, Berkeley, CA 78-82–160
Josuha Granger, Davis, CA 76-84–160
Kenji Ohkawa, Oakland, CA 81-79–160
Matthew Baumann, San Francisco, CA 78-82–160
Ned Jensen, San Francisco, CA 81-79–160
Robert-Jonathan Garcia, San Jose, CA 79-81–160
Travis Caldwell, Berkeley, CA 82-78–160
T188 Ian Ichiyasu, San Francisco, CA 80-81–161
Jeff Breininger, San Francisco, CA 81-80–161
John Aitken, Hayward, CA 78-83–161
T191 Chaiwat Tannanchit, Berkeley, CA 83-79–162
Patrick Pernice, Oakland, CA 77-85–162
Scott Bones, El Sobrante, CA 83-79–162
Steven Stroud, San Mateo, CA 81-81–162
T195 Jenni Jenq, Saratoga, CA 81-82–163
Kyle Bowser, Danville, CA 82-81–163
T197 Christopher Goin, Alameda, CA 84-80–164
Jason Paich, San Francisco, CA 83-81–164
Ron Williams, Alameda, CA 85-79–164
T200 James Derek McFarlane, Fremont, CA 82-83–165
T200 John Wilkins 82-83–165
Prabhjot Lasher, Los Banos, CA 78-87–165
T203 Brady Clark, Oakland, CA 85-81–166
Iyle Covino, San Francisco, CA 81-85–166
Ryan Hamm, Danville, CA 85-81–166
T206 Bongkot Ouneklap, San Rafael, CA 83-84–167
Matt Lapp, Livermore, CA 84-83–167
Tavares Triplett, Bakersfield, CA 87-80–167
209 David Williams, Alameda, CA 86-82–168
210 Gable Ignacio, Milipitas, CA 83-87–170
211 Jose Corona, Oakland, CA 83-88–171
212 John Im, Berkeley, CA 88-84–172
213 Ethan Castle, Centennial, CO 83-97–180
T214 Andrew Smith, Oakland, CA 80-DQ–DQ
Chris Lyman, Berkeley, CA 80-WD–WD
Dave Nong, San Jose, CA 80-NC–NC
Harold Santos, San Leandro, CA 80-NS–NS
Jeff Poore, Tracy, CA 75-WD–WD
Mark Wyllie, San Jose, CA 82-WD–WD
Miguel Euan, Lathrop, CA 78-WD–WD
Mike Bauer, Emeryville, CA 76-WD–WD
Nicholas Rogers, Bennett Valley, CA 82-WD–WD


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