Connolly Beats Carrillo in Playoff to Capture 95th Alameda Commuters

Daniel Connolly of San Francisco captured the 95th Alameda Commuters Championship by beating Michael Carrillo of Chualar with a par on the first playoff hole in windy conditions on the South Course a Corica Park Golf Club in Alameda.

Connolly, who played college golf at Southern Methodist University, carded a score of 69-73—73—142, two-under par, eventually winning despite a double-bogey 6 on the final hole of regulation play, while Carrillo finished at 72-70—142.  

“I got off to a nice start birdieing my first two holes and played good golf on the front nine, finishing at 3-under,” said Connolly, earlier in his career captured the 2016 San Francisco City Championship, and the Northern California Golf Association Stroke Pay title in 2016 and 2017.  

“The winds picked up more so on the back nine, and a few holes in particular were quite difficult with strong cross winds. I hit a few errant shots, but hung in there.

“It’s an honor to win this historic event that is one of the majors of amateur golf in the Bay.”

Matthew Thornton of Palo Alto shot.74-69—143 to tie for third with Zack Missigman of Goodyear, Ariz., who finished at 75-68—143, and Jack Barber of La Jolla, who wound up at 66-77—143, while Edan Cui of Alameda totaled 73-71—144 to tie for sixth with defending champion Domingo Jojola of San Francisco, who came in at 70-74—144.

Nicholas Mouser of Fresno posted a score of 75-70—145 to tie for eighth with Ben Friedman of Mill Valley, who finished at 73-72–145, while Ellis Tirado of Cypress totaled 74-72—146 to tie for 10th with Jaden Dumdumaya of Fairfield, who wound up at 71-75—146.

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