Salk, Apodaca Take Alameda Commuters Sr. Titles

Larry Salk of Fairfax captured the 31st Alameda Senior Commuters Golf Tournament and Frank Apodaca of San Jose took the Super Senior Division title on the South Course at Corica Park Golf Club in Alameda.

Both tournaments were canceled last year because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Salk (pictured), who captured the 2016 Marin County Amateur and also was medalist in 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur Qualifying, posted a score of 69-71—140, 4-under-par, while Gregory Galasso of San Jose was second at 70-75—145, and Dave Bunfill of Plymouth shot 74-74—148 to tie for third with Randy Haag of Orinda, who finished at 68-80—148.

Todd Barsotti of Fresno totaled 75-74—149 to tie for fifth with Jeff Britton of Carmel, who wound up at 73-76—149, Peter Wood of Santa Cruz, who also finished at 73-76—149, and Chris Miller of Brentwood, who shot 71-78—149, while Kenny Song of Fullerton totaled 77-73—150 to tie for 10th with Daniel O’Connor of San Francisco, who came in at 75-75—150.

Defending champion James Camaione of Upland withdrew after shooting 74 in the first round.

Other previous winners of the Senior title include Gary Vanier, Jim Knoll, Jeff Burda, Mark Miller, Bob Olds, Bob Callen and Jim McMurtrey, who won three of the first four years.

Apodaca recorded a winning score of 73-75—148, followed by Gary Vanier of Pleasant Hill at 77-72—149, while David Uihara of Brea shot 78-73—151 to tie for third with Rich Cleghorn of Santa Cruz, who finished at 76-75—151.

Raymond Kong of San Jose totaled 75-77—152 to tie for fifth with Jim Knoll of Sunnyvale, who totaled 72-80—152, while Frank Pieper of Carmel was seventh at 77-76—153.

Bob Olds of Brentwood was eighth at 76-78—154, while Charles Richesin of Lodi shot 78-77 to tie for ninth with Ken Noonan of Pacific Grove, who came in at 74-81—155.

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