A native of Antioch, De Los Reyes shot 4-straight rounds in the 60’s, won by 11 shots and tied Matt Bettencourt’s tournament record 266 set in 2002. He carded rounds of 68-67-64-67.
“It was definitely the most consistent and steadiest I’ve played in a while,” De Los Reyes told amateurgolf.com.
Incoming SMC freshman Connor Blick tied for 11th in the 51-golfer field with consistent rounds of 71-71-70-71 for a 1-under par 283. Senior Cody Robinson finished tied for 14th at 1-over par, while head coach Scott Hardy tied for 16th at 1-over. Freshman Hunter Rappleye finished tied for 31st and sophomore Maclayne Marr tied for 38th.
The first Alameda Commuters was held in July of 1928 – the first prize was a keg of nails and the last place was a sack of manure. By 1936 the tournament grew to a field of 21 handicap flights of 16 players, a total of 352 entries.
By 1937, it was necessary to hold qualifying for the Championship flight to determine the low 32, who advanced into match play. That format lasted for 22 years, when in 1959 the Championship became a 72-hole, medal play event as it remains today.