Szeto Wins 93rd Alameda Commuters by 1

Baron Szeto of Moraga held off Domingo Jojola of Burlingame and Weston Payne of San Francisco by one stroke to capture the 93rd Alameda Commuters by one stroke on the South Course at Corica Park Golf Club in Alameda.

The 17-year-old Szeto, a senior at Campolindo High in Moraga who has committed to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, carded a score of 71-67—138, 4-under-par, while Jojola finished at 70-69—139, and Payne, who won the Silicon Valley Amateur in January, wound up at 69-70—139.

“Big win in for Baron Szeto in the historic Bay Area amateur tournament: the Alameda Commuters! Congratulations to our 2021 commit!” Cal Poly SLO wrote in a post on its Instagram site.

Szeto, who was the 2019-20 Junior Tour of Northern California Player of the Year, was two strokes behind at the start of the final round, but took the lead with birdies on his first three hole and added three more on the 14th, 15th and 17th holes, making his only bogey of the day at No. 16.

Joseph Yagmourian of Sunnyvale was fourth at 69-71—140, followed by Anton Ouyang of San Jose.

Joshua Lim of San Francisco shot 75-68—143to tie for sixth with Brett Viboch of Moraga (73-70—143), Matt Cohn of San Francisco (71-72—143), Daniel Connolly of San Francisco (72-71—143), Patrick Cairns of San Francisco (71-72—143) and Sam Echikson of San Francisco (71-72—143).

Past winners of the Alameda Commuters, which was first played in 1928, include Bob Rosburg, Tal Smith, Earl Fry, John Lotz, Dick Lotz, Bob E. Smith, Sandy Galbraith, Bob Blomberg, Gary Vanier, Randy Haag, Jeff Burda, Rick Reinsberg and Jason Anthony.

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