Jojola Tops Field at 94th Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament

Conner Penfold for Jojola raises the trophy after winning the 94th Alameda Commuters amateur golf tournament Sunday, April 24.

Jojola Tops Field at 94th Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament

Domingo Jojola secured the victory at the 94th Alameda Commuters amateur golf tournament championship division by shooting a blazing seven-under par 65 in the second and final round Sunday, April 24.

Jojola, 35, entered the final round two strokes back from the lead after a two-under par 70 in the first round. The Carmichael native was one of 24 golfers within four shots of the lead. However, Jojola used his impressive putting skills in the second round to create distance between he and the rest of the 123-man field.

The University of San Francisco alum began round two with a birdie on the first three holes. He finished the front nine with birdies on the eighth and ninth holes. By the time he finished the front nine he was comfortably in the lead.

Jojola was solid on the back nine. He shot birdies on the 11th, 14th, and 17th holes. He posted a bogey on the 12th hole, but he was so far ahead of the rest of the pack it made no difference in the outcome. Jojola finished his two rounds of play with a nine-under par 135, five shot ahead everyone else.

Marc Engellenner, 43, and Eric Yun, 16, tied for second place with matching four-under par 140s. Engellenner and Yun, a sophomore at the Menlo School in Atherton, were two of the three golfers to post a three-under 69 in the second round, which was the second-best score of the round. Yun shot an eagle on the eighth hole. Alameda native Chris Goin, 36, who calls the Chuck Corica Golf Complex his home course and Matthew Lin, 16, rounded out the top five with matching three-under par 141s for the tournament. Lin made two eagles in the second round, on the first and 15th holes, but also shot five bogeys on Sunday.

Goin and Luke Dugger, 20, were tied for the lead after the first round. Both shot a four-under par 68. Goin posted a one-over par 73 in the second round, while Dugger, a member of the Holy Names University golf team, shot a two-over 74 in the second round.

The tournament was played on the Jack Clark South Course at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex. The Commuters Tournament is traditionally a two-weekend, 72-hole event, but the past two years the tournament has been condensed to a 36-hole event played over one weekend. The event was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament committee hopes to return to the original format in the near future.

Two more Commuters Tournament competitions will take place this weekend. The third-ever Super Senior division tournament, players 65 and over, will play Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1. The inaugural Women’s Division tournament will also take place this weekend.

The Alameda Commuters Tournament is recognized by the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) as official NCGA Points events.