Grauman wins 91st Alameda Commuters

Ryan Grauman of Alamo held on down the stretch to win the 91st Alameda Commuters by one stroke over Matt Heitel of Redwood City on the North Course at Chuck Corica Golf Complex in Alameda.

Grauman, an 18-year-old senior at Athenian High School in Danville, posted a score of 64-72-72-67—275, 9-under-par.

“I made some poor choices on the back nine Saturday,” said Grauman, who was steady down the stretch with pars on the last three holes in the final round. “I was a bit too aggressive and also didn’t play the par 3s well.

“I didn’t want to watch the scoreboard (in the final round), but I knew I was in good position after getting to 10-under for the tournament through 14.”

Brian Ma of Milpitas, the 2017 San Francisco City champion, shot 71-72-68-66—277 to tie for third with Sebastian Iqbal of San Jose, who finished at 70-71-67-69—277, and Brett Viboch of Moraga was fifth at 65-72-70-71—278.

Brendon Choe of Orinda was sixth at 72-69-71-67—279, followed by Mikey Slesinski of Fremont at 75-66-70-69—280, Nick Moore of Seaside at 72-66-69-74—281, Jonathan Keane of San Francisco at 71-72-69-70—282 and Bobby Bucey of Concord at 70-71-68-74—283.

Gary Vanier of Pleasant Hill, who two days earlier captured the first Alameda Commuters Super Senior Championship, claimed his eighth Commuters title in three division by two strokes over Todd Barsotti of Fresno in the Senior Division.

The 67-year-old Vanier, a former All-American at Stanford, recorded a score of 69-71—140, 2-under, while Barsotti finished at 72-70—142.

Randy Haag of Orinda shot 73-70—143 to tie for third with Tony Padilla of Sacramento, who totaled 67-76—143, and Robert Fulton of Walnut Creek was fifth at 73-72—145.

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