San Francisco City 2019 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
March 02 - 17 2019
San Francisco, CA


Tournament Overview

San Francisco City 2019 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
** New entry process for 2019 **


Match Play qualifying will be held March 2-3, 2018 and will consist of 36 holes played at TPC Harding Park and Lincoln Park Golf Courses.

From November 1 - November 30, registration will be open only for exempt players under the following categories:

* The Past Ten years of San Francisco City Champions
* 2018 San Francisco City Men’s Championship Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 Individuals 2017-2018 NCGA Points List
* 2018 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Junior)
* 2018 USGA Event Qualifiers (Amateur, Mid- Amateur, Junior)

On December 1, registration will open to all players with a handicap index of 6.4 or lower as of 12/01/2018, and will remain open until the field limit is reached. Once the field limit is reached, all additional entrants will pre-qualify at Lincoln Park on Friday, March 1.

Those entering pre-qualifying will pay an entry fee of $150 for the pre-qualifier, and those advancing from the pre-qualifier will pay an additional $150.

Once all qualifying has been completed, the Men’s Championship Flight will consist of 64 contestants from the Men’s Championship qualifier.

Match play will begin on March 9, 2018. All match play for the Championship Flight will be held at TPC Harding Park.

*In the event of a playoff for match play a player must be present in order to retain his right to participate in the playoff.

The oldest municipal tournament in the USA. Match play event with scratch senior, women's and net divisions. Past champions include Ken Venturi, Harvie Ward, Juli Inkster, Bob Rosburg, George Archer, and Dorothy Delasin. Some of the 'non winners' include Tom Watson and Johnny Miller. Click the 'history' tab for more about this wonderful event.

Search Terms

Format: Match Play
Categories: Men
Regions: Northern California, Pacific


TPC Harding Park Golf Course TPC Harding Park Golf Course
99 Harding Rd
San Francisco, CA  94132-1021
phone: 415-664-4690
url: tpc.com/hardingpark
Mar 18, 2018Champions Crowned at 102nd San Francisco City
Mar 17, 2018San Francisco City Update: All Final Matches Set
Mar 11, 2018San Francisco City: Weekend Match Play Notes
Mar 04, 2018Peterson, Carper Co-Medalists in SF City Qualifying
Mar 03, 2018Peterson Leads San Francisco City Qualifiers
Mar 19, 2017Brian Ma wins San Francisco City Championship
Mar 18, 2017Brian Ma to face Seb Crookall-Nixon in SF City Championship Final
Mar 12, 2017San Francisco City Championship: Quarterfinals Almost Set
Mar 11, 2017Upsets theme of San Francisco City Round of 64
Mar 05, 2017San Francisco City: Hakim and Choe Share Medalist Honors
Mar 04, 2017San Francisco City: Soicher and VanderVeer Among Leaders
Mar 03, 2017Seb Crookall-Nixon medals at SF City Prequalifying
Dec 03, 2016San Francisco City Announces New Website, Online Registration Begins
Mar 14, 2016Daniel Connolly Wins San Francisco City Championship
Mar 12, 2016San Francisco City: Connolly to meet Sheikh in Sunday final
Mar 06, 2016A typical day at The City: A player's car burns up, he returns to win his match the next day
Mar 05, 2016San Francisco City: Men's Quarter Finals Set
Feb 29, 2016Sunday at the SF City: Match-of-the-day Video Highlights
Feb 28, 2016San Francisco City: Connolly and Baumgarten take 5 extra holes
Feb 14, 2016San Francisco City: Drew Karren and Dominic Salomone are Co-Medalists
Apr 12, 2015Justin Suh wins San Francisco City
Apr 06, 2015SF City Championship Weekend Match Play Update
Mar 29, 2015Medalist Anthony ousted in Round of 32 at San Francisco City
Mar 15, 2015Jason Anthony medals at San Francisco City
Mar 11, 2014Player Profile: Shintaro Ban, San Francisco City Champion
Mar 09, 2014Shintaro Ban wins San Francisco City
Mar 08, 2014SF City: Ban, Reinsberg reach final match
Mar 02, 2014Semifinals set at San Francisco City
Mar 01, 2014Quarterfinals set at San Francisco City
Feb 28, 2014Weekend Primer: All eyes on 'The City'
Feb 26, 2014Round of 16 set at San Francisco City
Feb 22, 2014Match play kicks off at 'The City'
Feb 10, 2014Server takes top seed at 'The City'
Mar 19, 2013Will Brueckner wins SF City title
Mar 09, 2013Biggadike, Franklin move on at San Francisco City Championship
Mar 08, 2013Weekend Primer: 'The City' and more
Mar 07, 2013Quarterfinals set at San Francisco City Championship
Mar 02, 2013First round of match play complete at San Francisco City Championship
Feb 25, 2013Biggadike Medals at San Francisco City
Mar 11, 2012Cody Blick birdies his way to San Francisco City title
Mar 10, 2012Weston Payne and Cody Blick to meet in San Francisco City finals
Mar 03, 2012San Francisco City: Match Play continues
Feb 26, 2012Haag takes top spot at SF City Men's Championship qualifying
Feb 25, 2012SF City Qualifier: Corfee, Molinelli lead at 67
Feb 24, 2012San Francisco City Prequalifying Results
Feb 23, 2012The 96th San Francisco City gets underway
Mar 13, 2011Hagy, Miller and Suh win SF City Titles
Mar 06, 2011San Francisco City: Round of 16
Feb 27, 2011Grimes is Medalist at San Francisco City
Mar 07, 2010Gandranata wins San Francisco City
Mar 03, 2010San Francisco City Championship: Quarterfinals
Feb 21, 2010San Francisco City Championship: Match Play
Feb 15, 2010San Francisco City Championship Qualifying Results
Feb 13, 2010SF City Championship: Pre-qualifying Results
Mar 08, 2009San Francisco City Championship: Briones is Youngest-Ever Champion
Mar 01, 2009San Francisco City: Semifinals set
Feb 22, 2009San Francisco City: Match Play Underway
Feb 15, 2009San Francisco City Championship: Haag is one wet Medalist
Feb 13, 2009San Francisco City: Pre-Qualifying Results
Jan 05, 2009San Francisco City qualifying starts in a month
Mar 09, 2008Visa SF City Championship: Trainer tops Haag
Mar 08, 2008Visa San Francisco City Championship: On to finals
Mar 02, 2008SF City Championship: Video coverage of quarters
Mar 01, 2008San Francisco City Championship: 2 Champs fall
Feb 28, 2008Visa SF City Championship: Action resumes Sat.
Mar 11, 2007SF City Championship: Cocco Takes Historic Title
Mar 10, 2007SF City Championship: Semifinal Notebook
Feb 18, 2007SF City Championship: Scarff is Qualifying Medalist
Mar 06, 2006SF City Championship: A Close Men's Championship Final
Feb 26, 2006SF City Championship: Men's Quarterfinal Results
Feb 25, 2006SF City Championship: Men's Round-of-16 Results
Feb 19, 2006SF City Championship: Round 2 Men's Match Play Results
Feb 18, 2006SF City Championship: Round 1 Match Play Results
Feb 12, 2006SF City Championship: 36 hole qualifying results
Feb 11, 2006SF City Championship: Round 1 Qualifying Results
Feb 03, 2006SF City Championship: Pre Qualifying Results
Feb 03, 2006SF City Championship: 90th Playing Gets Underway
Mar 13, 2005SF City Championship: Sunday 3/13 Final Results
Mar 12, 2005SF City Championship: Saturday 3/12 Results
Mar 06, 2005SF City Championship: Sunday 3/06 Results
Mar 05, 2005SF City Championship: Saturday 3/05 Results
Feb 27, 2005SF City Championship: Sunday 2/27 Results
Feb 26, 2005SF City Championship: Saturday 2/26 Results
Feb 25, 2005SF City Championship: Match Play Preview
Feb 20, 2005SF City Championship: Sunday 2/20 Qualifying Notebook
Feb 19, 2005SF City Championship: Saturday 2/19 Qualifying Notebook
Feb 18, 2005SF City Championship: Pre-Qualifying

In addition to the table results below, PDF versions of past results are available to view or download.

Showing results for

WinCAJason AnthonyFairfield, CA180
Runner-upCAMax TingAtherton, CA120
SemifinalsCACaleb ShetlerSaratoga, CA80
SemifinalsCATommy SemereauxSan Francisco, CA80
QuarterfinalsCAJoseph ChunIrvine, CA50
QuarterfinalsCABrett VibochMoraga, CA50
QuarterfinalsCABrendan HySan Ramon, CA50
QuarterfinalsCALucas CarperSan Jose, CA50
MedalistCALucas CarperSan Jose, CA30
Final 16CATravis PetersonSanta Rosa, CA30
MedalistCATravis PetersonSanta Rosa, CA30
Final 16CARyan GraumanAlamo, CA30
Final 16CAAhmed AliPalo Alto, CA30
Final 16CAGarett WagnerBrentwood, CA30
Final 16CAMatthew SeraminSan Francisco, CA30
Final 16CASebastian IqbalSan Jose, CA30
Final 16CAGabriel ArmendarizTustin, CA30
Final 16CANed JensenSan Francisco, CA30
Final 32CABrian MaMilpitas, CA15
Final 32CAMoses GreeneHayward, CA15
Final 32CADomingo JojolaSan Francisco, CA15
Final 32CAEthan ChungCupertino, CA15
Final 32CAEthan ChenFremont, CA15
Final 32CARajvir BediSan Jose, CA15
Final 32CAStephen SparoliniSan Francisco, CA15
Final 32CAAngelo MarconSan Francisco, CA15
Final 32CARyan FarbPebble Beach, CA15
Final 32CADaniel KimSan Jose, CA15
Final 32CABobby BuceyConcord, CA15
Final 32CABen PetersRedwood City, CA15
Final 32CAIan AlbrechtSonoma, CA15
Final 32CAJack SnowSan Francisco, CA15
Final 32ChinaYouXin WangChina15
Final 32CAJoshua DiazDiscovery Bay, CA15

by Pete Wlodkowski

The San Francisco City Championship was inaugurated in 1917, and is the Country's oldest municipal golf tournament. The Women's division was added in 1958. In its early years, the tournament was hosted by the Sun-Bulletin newspaper and has had numerous sponsors throughout its history such as Bob Varner, Tom Culligan, and Pepsi.

The name of the tournament is deceiving, as the field is typically made up of the best amateurs from throughout Northern California. As a matter of fact, the 1999 field included Mark Murphy of Waterville, Ireland, who made it to the quarterfinals before being ousted in a nail-biter by Gary Vanier. (Vanier eventually lost to Randy Haag in what was called the best final since Ken Venturi beat Harvey Ward in 1956 in front of 12,000 fans.)

Another thing that makes the City Championship a unique event is the inclusion of an "Open" Division, allowing for amateurs of varying abilities to compete. The top two flights in the Open Division, named the "Venturi" and "Susko" respectively, are named for two of the tournaments' most popular competitors, Ken Venturi and John Susko, the latter of whom met an untimely death from Crohn's disease in 1983. Susko is remembered as a popular Lincoln Park golfer who won the City Championship in 1978 and 1980, won the Alameda Commuters in 1981, and participated in a number of National amateur events even with a condition that often sidelined him for weeks at a time.

Those familiar with the City Championship will tell you about the tradition of playing the ball as it lies at San Francisco's Lincoln and Harding Park golf courses in some often very wintry conditions. More than one player has marched in to the tournament office claiming that they will never play again, but their applications usually find their way in the following year. Conditions are the same for everyone; the ability to accept the occasional bad break is paramount to a competitor's success.

Past champions include 1964 US Open Champion Ken Venturi, 1999 US Women's Open Champion Julie Inkster, and 1969 Masters Champion George Archer. More recently, LPGA Tour player Dorothy Delasin* of Daly City (winner of the 1998 US Junior Girls Championship and 1999 US Women's Amateur) claimed the Women's City Championship in 1998.


2018 Jason Anthony
2017 Brian Ma
2016 Daniel Connolly
2015 Justin Suh
2014 Shintaro Ban
2013 Will Brueckner
2012 Cody Blick
2011 Brandon Hagy
2010 George Gandranata
2009 Carlos Briones
2008 Martin Trainer
2007 Chad Cocco
2006 Will Johnson
2005 Michael Wilson
2004 Steve Sparolini
2003 Rick Reinsberg
2002 Mike Schmitz
2001 James Hay
2000 Nick Ushijima
1999 Randy Haag
1998 Scott Watson
1997 Dave Parsons
1996 Jim Evans
1995 Jim Evans
1994 Gary Vanier
1993 Joey Cabrera
1992 Gary Vanier
1991 Mark Sear
1990 John Groth, Jr.
1989 Aly Trompas
1988 Gary Vanier
1987 Richard Petit
1986 Gary Vanier
1985 Gary Vanier
1984 Aly Trompas
1983 Frank Mazion
1982 Ray Pellegrini
1981 Kurt Posey
1980 John Susko
1979 Frank Mazion
1978 John Susko
1977 Mark Hillsinger
1976 Aly Trompas
1975 Dave Baskins
1974 Tom Culligan
1973 Gilberto Torres
1972 John Cranston
1971 Gary Vanier
1970 Bill Paulson
1969 Mike Moriarty
1968 Ray Leach
1967 Bob E. Smith
1966 Larry Anderson
1965 Walt Gilliam
1964 Ken Towns
1963 George Archer
1962 Tom Dixon
1961 Verne Callison
1960 Bob Sylvestri
1959 Bob Sylvestri
1958 Bill McCool
1957 Tal Smith
1956 Ken Venturi
1955 Harvie Ward
1954 Cy Pennel
1953 Ken Venturi
1952 Bob Sylvestri
1951 Robert Cardinal
1950 Ken Venturi
1949 Ed Castagnetto
1948 Richard Bailey
1947 James Molinari
1946 Ed Castagnetto
1945 William Fritz
1944 Ed Castagnetto
1943 Louis Jennings
1942 James Molinari
1941 Ernest Carli
1940 William Higgins
1939 James Molinari
1938 Frank Toronto
1937 James E. French, Jr.
1936 Dale Goodart
1935 Jack Finger
1934 Charles Ferrera
1933 Edgar Haber
1932 Charles Ferrera
1931 A.G. Sato
1930 Charles Ferrera
1929 Dr. Jack Wolfe
1928 George Ritchie
1927 George Ritchie
1926 James A. Ritchie
1925 Larry Kelly
1924 John F. Neville
1923 John J. McHugh
1922 John F. Neville
1921 John J. McHugh
1920 Charles E. Foley
1919 Sam L. Conlon, Jr.
1918 E. J. O'Brien
1917 Fitzgerald Marx

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Nov 1-30: Open to exempt players only
Dec 1: Open to male players with a handicap index of 6.4 or lower

$300Entry fee includes greens fee for qualifying and all match play rounds -- all contested at TPC Harding Park
$325Entry fee includes greens fee for qualifying and all match play rounds -- all contested at TPC Harding Park and a $25 Donation to the First Tee of SF
$350Entry fee includes greens fee for qualifying and all match play rounds -- all contested at TPC Harding Park and a $50 Donation to the First Tee of SF
$375Entry fee includes greens fee for qualifying and all match play rounds -- all contested at TPC Harding Park and a $75 Donation to the First Tee of SF

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