Alameda Commuters Championship Amateur & Senior
Chuck Corica GC
April 21-22, 28-29, 2012
ALAMEDA – Michael Weaver, the 2011 NCGA Amateur Match Play runner-up, won his second tournament of the 2012 NCGA points season at the Alameda Commuters Championship with a 17-under total. The 72-hole tournament is one of the more prominent amateur golf events in Northern California as it consistently has approximately 200 championship players. This year Weaver beat a field size of 224 players over a two-weekend period with a 267 total on the par 71 course.
Weaver’s closest competition was Jonathan De Los Reyes of Antioch, who posted a solid 271, 13-under par. Finishing in third was was Ander Engell, who held the outright lead after the first weekend of play. Engell followed his first two rounds of 67 with a 73 and 67 to finish at 274, 10-under par. Rounding out the top five in a tie for fourth place were former Alameda Commuter champions Taylor Travis (2009) and Darryl Donovan (2000, ’01), who finished at 275, 9-under par, respectively. Last year’s champion, Rick Reinsberg, who was seeking his sixth Alameda Commuters title since 2003, finished in a tie for sixth with Eric Grimberg at 276, 8-under par.
Jeff Burda captured his first Alameda Commuters senior title with a 36-hole score of 142. Having tied Scott Anderson in regulation, Burda and Anderson squared off in a playoff where Burda prevailed. The Modesto resident came back after a mediocre 75 the first day with a 4-under 67 the second day to get to even-par and force a playoff. Anderson on the other hand followed his 1-under 70 with a 1-over 72.
Mel Collins finished alone in third after holding a two-stroke lead going into the final day. His 3-under 68 was followed by a 4-over 75 to put him at a 1-over aggregate of 143. Jim Knoll came up short of a four-peat as he finished two strokes back in a tie for fourth with Herb Jensen at 144, 2-over par. In total 51 senior players participated in this year’s event.