Commuters Gold Goes to Jason Anthony

Courtesy photo    Jason Anthony, right, winner of the 92nd Commuters Golf Tournament stands with second-place finisher Aaron Chen.

Jason Anthony held on to his lead entering the second weekend to win the 92nd Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament Sunday, April 14.

On the same day Tiger Woods won the Masters, Anthony, a Fresno State alum, won the tournament with an eight-under-par 280 after 72 holes on the Jack Clark Course. Anthony was tied with Daniel Robertson at two-under 142 entering the second weekend. However, Anthony, a Fairfield native, posted a six-under 66 on Saturday to separate from the rest of the pack. It was the best score of the round. Anthony shot an even-par in round four.

This is Anthony’s first Alameda Commuters title victory. He finished tied for third in 2017 and 2015, and tied for second in 2014. 

Anthony won the event by four shots over Aaron Chen who posted a four-under 284. Chen, a senior at Mission High School in San Jose, trailed Anthony by just two strokes entering the final round after shooting a five-under 67 in round three. However, he shot a two-over 74 in the final round. He entered the third round in a three-way tie for third place at one-under 143. Last year Chen finished 27th overall.

Brendan Hy used his four-under 68 in the final round to move up to third place overall with a two-under 286 after four rounds of play. Hy, a senior at Doughtery Valley High School in San Ramon, entered the final round outside the top 10 at two-over 218. Hy finished 11th overall last year. Hy and Chen have both committed to play golf collegiately at UC Berkeley.

Jalen Griffin finished fourth overall with even-par 288. The University of San Francisco alum shot one-over in rounds one and two. He posted a two-under 70 in round three and even-par in round four. 

Jonathan Tanihana (74-73-72-70), Bobby Bucey (74-71-69-75) and Domingo Jojola (75-70-70-74) finished tied for fifth place with a one-over.

Robertson entered the final round at four-under 212, just four shots off the lead and third place overall. However, an eight-over 80 in round four dropped him to a tie for ninth place with a socre of four-over 292. He finished tied for ninth with Sebastian Iqbal and Kyle Kuest.

Alameda native David Na finished in 42nd place with a 17-over 305 (73-75-75-82). Forty-six golfers participated in the final round.

James Camaione won the Alameda Commuters Senior tournament last Sunday on the Jack Clark Course. Camaione posted a one-over 145 (71-74) in the two-round tournament. 

Gary Vanier won the Alameda Commuters Super Senior Tournament with a one-over 145  (75-70) last Wednesday, April 10. To view complete scores, visit www.alameda commuters.org.