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Salinas’ Stockton leads Alameda Commuters lineup

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By Mike Maurice

With the March rains bringing havoc to many of the Bay Area’s golf courses, the 84th Alameda Commuters Golf Championship showed no worries when April came in with its continued rains: KemperSports superintendent Matt Wisely got the Chuck Corica Golf Complex in Commuters condition. Some 201 golfers who participated in the tournament this weekend – one of Northern California’s premier amateur golf events – faced firm greens, two inches to three inches of rough, and on average, 30-yard-wide fairways.

After 36 holes, Ricky Stockton of Salinas leads 54 players into next weekend’s finals. At four under par 138, Stockton leads four-time Alameda Commuters champion Rick Reinsberg by one stroke, and Anthony Barrera by two strokes. All three will be in the final pairing on Saturday, April 16. Defending 2010 Commuters champion George Gandranata is three back, at 71-70/141.

With a cut line of low 50 and ties, it took a score of 8 over par 150 to make the finals of this year. Members of the Commuters committee said this is one of the higher cuts in the past 15 years.

Notables making the cut include 2000-2001 Alameda Commuters champion Darryl Donovan (73-76/149), 2000 SF City Champion Nick Ushijima (72-72/144), 2011 SF City Champion Brandon Hagy (75-69/144) and 2004 SF City Champion Mike Schmitz of Alameda (72-77/149).

Fourteen-year-old Jeff Carney of San Mateo fired a 73-77/150, making him the youngest player to survive the cut line in Alameda Commuters history.

Several Alamedans teed it up this weekend, including Schmitz, Iose Iulio (79-71/150), Andrew Wood (74-78/152), Matthew Hettich (75-78/153), Shawn Shelby (79-76/155), Patrick Wlazio (79-76/155) and Richard Schacht (83-73/156).

This year’s Commuters also had three qualified ladies participate: Jenny Jenq of Saratoga (81-79/160), Alexis Garduno (79-91/170) and San Jose State University golfer Jordan Ontiveros of Alamo, who fired 73-78/151.

On April 16-17, the top 54 players will tee it up along 48 of Northern California’s best senior amateur golfers, including two-time defending Commuters champion and current 2011 NCGA champ Jim Knoll. Knoll will be playing along side past Commuter Senior champions Jay Guerin, Bob Olds, and Mark Miller. Also playing for the championship will be John Enright, Ken Webb, and Marco Dusi.

Alameda’s Bob Blomberg, whose six Commuters crowns rival only ’40s-’50s standout Tal Smith, will be playing along side AHS standout and NCGA stalwart Mark Merrigan. Merrigan, whose is coming off a top five finish in the NCGA Senior, will be the one to watch in this year’s 24th Alameda Commuters Senior Golf Championship.

Commuters scores

1. Ricky Stockton, Salinas, CA 68-70/138

2. Rick Reinsberg, Lafayette, CA 70-69/139

3. Anthony Barrera, San Jose, CA 70-70/140

4. George Gandranata, Emeryville, CA 71-70/141

T5 Andrew Roberts, Carmichael, CA 70-73/143

Jack Persons, San Francisco, CA 68-75/143

Jeff Hamm, Danville, CA 73-70/143

Ryan Thomas, Danville, CA 70-73/143

Shotaro Ban, San Jose, CA 70-73/143

T10 Brandon Hagy, Berkeley, CA 75-69/144

Christopher Moreno-Hunt, Oakland, CA 71-73/144

Josh Stone, Stockton, CA 68-76/144

Nick Ushijima, Hillsborough, CA 72-72/144

Ryan Sloane, Campbell, CA 73-71/144

T15 Jamie Coré, Berkeley, CA 74-71/145

R.C. Orr, Sacramento, CA 71-74/145

Rohsan Chekuri, Pleasanton, CA 71-74/145

Wes Sandroni, Roseville, CA 70-75/145

T19 Andrew Biggadike, Belmont, CA 71-75/146

Randy Haag, Orinda, CA 72-74/146

Taylor Hobin, Antioch, CA 72-74/146

T22 Ben Peters, Petaluma, CA 69-78/147

Jamie Looper, Oakdale, CA 74-73/147

Michael Chiurco, Santa Rosa, CA 72-75/147

Taylor Knoll, El Dorado Hills, CA 74-73/147

Terry Foreman, Antioch, CA 75-72/147

T27 Chris Ellis, San Jose, CA 74-74/148

Chris Jensen, Los Altos, CA 76-72/148

Dalan Refioglu, Foster City, CA 75-73/148

Elliot Hume, Atherton, CA 73-75/148

Jonny Baxter, Pleasanton, CA 74-74/148

Kevin Wentworth, Arnold, CA 77-71/148

Matt Baumann, San Francisco, CA 72-76/148

Webster Procter, Oakland, CA 77-71/148

T35 Bruce Hanavan, San Francisco, CA 72-77/149

Darryl Donovan, Morgan Hill, CA 73-76/149

Jeremy Moreno, Lompoc, CA 73-76/149

Joseph Furtado, Dublin, CA 75-74/149

Kurt Kitayama, Chico, CA 77-72/149

Mac McClung, Fremont, CA 75-74/149

Mike Schmitz, Alameda, CA 72-77/149

Neil Summers, Palo Alto, CA 74-75/149

Ryan Niu, San Jose, CA 79-70/149

T44 Aleksei Koika, Burlingame, CA 75-75/150

Anthony Machi, Pleasanton, CA 75-75/150

Cory Mish, Penngrove, CA 77-73/150

Gary Conklin, Manteca, CA 77-73/150

Iose Iulio, Alameda, CA 79-71/150

Jeff Carney, San Mateo, CA 73-77/150

Kaz Hoffman, Tiburon, CA 74-76/150

T44 Michael Vera, Pleasant Hill, CA 73-77/150

Peter Wood, Cupertino, CA 77-73/150

Rick Marchini, Merced, CA 78-72/150

Rion Noone, Santa Rosa, CA 75-75/150

T55 Blake Ahlin 72-79/151

Brett Borchers, Pleasanton, CA 73-78/151

Brian Knoll, El Dorado Hills, CA 77-74/151

Daren Johnson, Oakland, CA 74-77/151

Edison Tran, Santa Clara, CA 78-73/151

Eric Grimberg, Moraga, CA 74-77/151

Jarrod Mizusawa, Concord, CA 79-72/151

Jordan Ontiveros, Alamo, CA 73-78/151

Mark Wyllie, San Jose, CA 76-75/151

Russell Humphrey, Lodi, CA 76-75/151

Will Scarlett, Woodland, CA 76-75/151

T66 Alex Hebert, Pleasanton, CA 73-79/152

Andrew Wood, Alameda, CA 74-78/152

Brian Nagata, San Jose, CA 75-77/152

Carter Pool, San Diego, CA 73-79/152

David Mannix, Berkeley, CA 78-74/152

George Schultz, San Mateo, CA 78-74/152

Josh Baskins, Redding, CA 74-78/152

Keith Switzer, Livermore, CA 76-76/152

Kevin Knox, Menlo Park, CA 77-75/152

Noah Sheikh, Woodside, CA 73-79/152

Richard Ayala, Hillsborough, CA 77-75/152

Steve Haynes, San Francisco, CA 79-73/152

T78 JD Brewer, Hanford, CA 78-75/153

Josiah Schuyler, Carmichael, CA 73-80/153

Matthew Hettich, Alameda, CA 75-78/153

Matthew Woosley, Graton, CA 77-76/153

Nicholas DeRosa, Milpitas, CA 78-75/153

Patrick Pernice, Oakland, CA 74-79/153

Philip Snow, Reno, NV 74-79/153

Steven Wight, San Anselmo, CA 78-75/153

Tsering Dorjee, Oakland, CA 77-76/153

T87 Al Conceicao, San Jose, CA 77-77/154

Alexander Bungert, Moraga, CA 75-79/154

Anthony Ralph, Sunnyvale, CA 75-79/154

Benz Petprasert, Sonoma, CA 79-75/154

Buddy Senatore, Fresno, CA 78-76/154

Caleb Choi, Fremont, CA 75-79/154

Chaiwat Tamnanchit, El Cerrito, CA 76-78/154

Edward Schopplein, San Lorenzo, CA 79-75/154

Jacob Stewart, Berkeley, CA 75-79/154

Jeffrey Haluska, Petaluma, CA 79-75/154

Scott Boston, Oakland, CA 82-72/154

T98 Andres Quintero, St. Petersburg, FL 76-79/155

Ben Mangum, Montgomery, AL 78-77/155

Clayton Pickersgille, Pleasant Hill, CA 78-77/155

Danny Buttitta, Emeryville, CA 74-81/155

Kyle Paster, Kentfield, CA 79-76/155

Michael Brockington, Laguna Niguel, CA 73-82/155

Patrick Wlazlo, Alameda, CA 79-76/155

Shawn Shelby, Alameda, CA 79-76/155

Somboon Kitapan, Fairfield, CA 81-74/155

T107 Barry Logar, Fairfield, CA 84-72/156

Blake Bertrand, Antioch, CA 78-78/156

Bob Burnett, Piedmont, CA 78-78/156

Cody Blick, Danville, CA 79-77/156

Mike Granelli, Clayton, CA 77-79/156

Richard Schacht, Alameda, CA 83-73/156

Sean Etow, Aptos, CA 80-76/156

Travis Rowney, Pleasanton, CA 77-79/156

Tyler Archer, Pittsburgh, CA 80-76/156

T116 Aaron Martella, Hughson, CA 79-78/157

Alex Calleja, Danville, CA 79-78/157

Alexander Reno, Santa Rosa, CA 79-78/157

Brian Swenson, Pleasanton, CA 78-79/157

Eric Smith, Tiburon, CA 78-79/157

Jason Jones 77-80/157

Max Chang, San Ramon, CA 79-78/157

Robert Goodwin Jr., Atherton, CA 77-80/157

Scott Morris, Oakland, CA 81-76/157

T125 Bobby Bucey, Concord, CA 78-80/158

Gary Brown, Martinez, CA 77-81/158

Justin Shotwell, Pleasanton, CA 81-77/158

Mark Arneson, Oakland, CA 80-78/158

Patrick Fracisco, Pleasanton, CA 81-77/158

Ricardo Ronquillo, San Jose, CA 77-81/158

Stephan Hoffman, Saratoga, CA 78-80/158

T132 David Pedersen, Vallejo, CA 81-78/159

Gustav Lindell, Oakland, CA 78-81/159

John Orofino, San Francisco, CA 79-80/159

John Scholtz, Mountain View, CA 80-79/159

Jordan Swanson, Elk Grove, CA 78-81/159

Matt Anderson, Bay Point, CA 80-79/159

Matthew Stoll, Rocklin, CA 82-77/159

Nick Vozikes, Belmont, CA 79-80/159

Robert Salomon, Portola Valley, CA 82-77/159

Todd Edwards, Sunnyvale, CA 80-79/159

T142 Chris Nicholl, San Lorenzo, CA 78-82/160

Craig Kilcoyne, Concord, CA 81-79/160

Jake Markman, San Francisco, CA 77-83/160

Jenni Jenq, Saratoga, CA 81-79/160

Johnny Ramirez, Antioch, CA 80-80/160

Robert Schmitz, Manteca, CA 79-81/160

Ryan Klemm, Benicia, CA 80-80/160

Tommy Economou, Hillsborough, CA 76-84/160

Travis Caldwell, San Mateo, CA 81-79/160

T151 Andrew (Joel) Walters, San Leandro, CA 76-85/161

Andrew Lee, San Ramon, CA 79-82/161

Bill Barton, San Leandro, CA 82-79/161

Cesar Kisielewski, Antioch, CA 80-81/161

Greg Mroz, San Rafael, CA 82-79/161

Lawrence Fu, Piedmont, CA 79-82/161

Nick Sako, Menlo Park, CA 78-83/161

Peter Balisha, Turlock, CA 82-79/161

T159 Kevin McClain, Dublin, CA 83-79/162

Kevin Murray, Newark, CA 78-84/162

T161 Erik Escalona, Union City, CA 80-83/163

Scott Bones, El Sobrante, CA 80-83/163

T163 Bobby Pender, Los Altos Hills, CA 84-80/164

Chris Mateo, Mountain View, CA 83-81/164

Jake Morse, Pt Reyes, CA 77-87/164

Jason Paich, San Francisco, CA 82-82/164

John Presto, Stockton, CA 82-82/164

Nathan Durham-Hammer, Oakland, CA 80-84/164

T169 Daniel O’Connor, San Francisco, CA 85-80/165

Daron McClennan-Colon, Pinole, CA 88-77/165

Jeff Breininger, San Francisco, CA 82-83/165

Jr Garfield, Sana Clara, CA 81-84/165

Miguel Euan, Lathrop, CA 83-82/165

William Ayres, San Jose, CA 79-86/165

175 Mike Benham, San Mateo, CA 84-82/166

T176 Brian Moore, Emeryville, CA 84-83/167

John Aitken, Hayward, CA 82-85/167

Sean Kawaguchi, Los Altos, CA 88-79/167

Will Smartt II, Sacramento, CA 84-83/167

180 Ryan Smith, San Ramon, CA 80-89/169

T181 Alexis Garduno, Sacramento, CA 79-91/170

Joshua McCarthy, Danville, CA 83-87/170

T183 Alan Galdrige, Carmichael, CA 80-91/171

Arron Justin Ong, Hayward, CA 86-85/171

Julian Woodfork, Sacramento, CA 84-87/171

T186 Blake Ramos, Hayward, CA 84-88/172

Michael Donovan, Oakland, CA 85-87/172

188 Hudson Stremmel, Reno, NV 86-87/173

189 Lyle Covino, San Francisco, CA 92-83/175

190 London Venzon, Fremont, CA 87-89/176

191 Craig Swarthout, San Jose, CA 92-88/180

192 Kenji Ohkawa, Oakland, CA 87-94/181

T193 Brandon Gama, Santa Barbara, CA 80-WD/WD

Chris Lyman, Berkeley, CA 85-WD/WD

David Rathjen, San Jose, CA 80-NS/NS

Erik Tammar, San Francisco, CA 86-WD/WD

Garett Ley, Orinda, CA 87-NS/NS

Ian Dickeson, Fremont, CA 83-WD/WD

John Im, Berkeley, CA 78-NC/NC

John O’Leary, San Mateo, CA 78-WD/WD

T193 Layne Park, San Francisco, CA 82-WD/WD

Paul Herrfeldt, Vacaville, CA 75-NC/NC

Scott Olds 83-WD/WD

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