April 27, 2014
This year’s Alameda Commuters Championship is shaping up to be a good one.
On Sunday, St. Mary’s standout Jonathan De Los Reyes took a four shot lead after posting a 4-under 67 on the par-71 Clark Course at Chuck Corica Golf Complex.
De Los Reyes, winner of the amateurgolf.com Wine Country Cup in January, had opened with a 3-under 68 on the par-71 Fry (North) Course and will head into next weekend’s final two rounds at 7-under 135, holding a four stroke edge over San Jose resident Shintaro Ban.
Ban, winner of this year’s annual San Francisco City Championship, shot rounds of 71-68 over opening weekend at sits at 139.
Also in at 139 following Sunday’s second round were Adam Stone (68-71) and Matt Williams (68-71).
Three players–Cameron Shaw, David Na and Brandon McNally–are six off the leader’s pace at 141.
Recent NCGA Public Links Amateur Championship winner Austin Roberts of Monterey sits in a tie for 8th after rounds of 70-72.
Among those missing the 36-hole cut (149) were S.F. City semifinalist Ryan Knop (73-76) and Michael Tolladay (74-75) who plays at the University of Pacific.
The Senior portion of the championship will begin Saturday and conclude on Sunday. Among those to watch there include Saturday’s 9:20 a.m. foursome, which includes California Hall of Famer Casey Boyns, three-time NCGA Senior Player of the Year Jim Knoll, amateurgolf.com Silicon Valley Senior champ Mark Miller and two-time defending champion Gary Vanier.