Crampton is 90th Commuters Champ

Alex Stevens  The winner of the 90th Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament, Cal golfer Sebastian Crampton, receives his trophy from Mayor Trish Spencer last Sunday. Crampton finished the four-round tournament with a 15-under-par 269.

Crampton is 90th Commuters Champ


Sebastian Crampton won the 90th annual Alameda Commuters golf tournament by five-strokes Sunday, April 30, on the Earl Fry Course. 

Crampton, a Pacific Grove native, won the Bob Blomberg Champions medal after shooting a 15-under-par 269 in the four-round tournament. The UC Berkeley golf team member was the wire-to-wire leader in the tournament. He held a one-stroke lead (eight-under par) at the halfway mark Sunday, April 23. He shot a four-under 67 in round three on Saturday, April 29, and a three-under 68 in the final round.

Crampton maintains a 4.0 GPA at Cal and had to attend final exams the day following the tournament.  

University of Oregon golfer Andrew Bonner came in second place with a 10-under-par 274 (69-68-69-68). Bonner entered the second weekend in fourth place at five-under par after two rounds of play. Bonner, a Ripon native, finished second last year as well. 

Jason Anthony (65-70-71-69) and Jake Goodman (70-71-67-67) tied for third place overall with nine-under-par 275s. 

Blake Hathcoat rounded out the top five with a seven-under 277 (71-67-67-72) Hathcoat, a member of the St. Mary’s University golf team, entered the final round in second place at eight-under-par 205, but his one-over par dropped him to fifth place.

Crampton, along with four other golfers, shot the best score of round three with a four-under par 67. He shot four birdies; and an eagle on the sixth hole in the third round. He also had two bogeys in the round. 

Crampton, who is redshirting this season on the Cal golf team, gained distance from the rest of the field in the third round. Anthony and Noah Woolsey entered the third round trailing Crampton by just one stroke (seven-under par); however, neither golfer shot well last Saturday. Anthony, a member of the Fresno State golf team, shot an even-par 70, while Woolsey, a senior at Amador Valley in Pleasanton, shot a one-over 72. 

Daulet Tuleubayev had the best score of round four. He shot a nine-under 62 on Sunday. His total score shot up to a six-under-par 278. Tuleubayev (69-72-75-62) finished tied for six place with Woolsey and Aditya Kumar.  

Crampton received 250 points in the Northern California Golf Association program points along with his medal. 

A total of 13 golfers finished the tournament under par. Fifty-three players, of the 192 that participants on day one, made the cut to qualify for the third round. Two golfers withdrew before the final round.

Jeff Hoffman shot a three-under to win the 30th annual Commuters Senior golf tournament last Sunday. Hoffman shot a three-under 68 on day one and an even-par 71 in the second round. This marked Hoffman’s first entry to the senior division at the Commuters.

Four-time champion Jim Knoll finished second with a two-over 144 (72-72) for second place. Charles Richesin (74-71) and James Camaione (70-75) both shot a four-over 146 to tie for third place. Three players (Jeff Britton 78-69, Frank Piper 74-73 and Terry Foreman 73-74) finished tied for fifth place with a five over 147. 

Last year’s champion Gary Vanier finished tied for 11th place with an eight-over-par 150 (76-74). 

Hoffman was the only player to finish under par over the two rounds of play. His 68 in round one was the best single-round score of the tournament. Hoffman’s 68 and Britton 69 in the second round were the only under-par rounds in the tournament. 
Round one was played last Saturday. The senior tournament was also played on the Earl Fry Course.

For the complete results of the two Alameda tournaments, visit

Alex Stevens In his first time competing in the Commuters Senior tournament, Jeff Hoffman came out on top.