Weekend Primer: SF City wraps up
06 Mar 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of amateurgolf.com

see also: Casie Cathrea Rankings, Casie Cathrea Profile

Another weekend is nearly upon us here at amateurgolf.com and it's time we take a look at which tournaments have our attention across the country.

In San Francisco, the nation's oldest municipal championship, will crown new winners in at least two divisions. With semifinal rounds scheduled for the men's, women's and senior divisions starting Saturday morning, the men's and senior flights will crown new champions of brackets that have been subject to numerous upsets and exciting finishes.

Shintaro Ban, Ryan Knop, Ryan Wilson and Rick Reinsberg remain alive in the Championship flight while Mike Staskus, Jim Williams, Steve Schroeder and Ray Pellegrini are left in the Senior flight entering the final weekend of play.

Casie Cathrea (pictured, left) is going for a second straight title in the Women's Division and will face Elizabeth Schultz in the semifinal. In the other final four matchup, Amanjoty Sangha and Anna Zouh will meet up.

As the Azaleas prepare to bloom in various portions of the southeast, the Florida Azalea Senior kicks off Frdaiy. As the Senior portion of the ever-growing Florida Azalea Amateur -- which plays later this month -- this event packs quite the punch, too. David Anthony aims to defend tht title once won by Chip Lutz and Rick Woulfe -- two of the top seniors in any region. All the action runs Friday through Sunday at Palatka Golf Club in Palatka, Fla.

Internationally, a key Australian event is underway and will wrap up on Sunday. The Riversdale Cup is a 72-hole stroke-play championship with a host of talented players having won it, including Brady Watt and Nathan Holman.

The amateurgolf.com Tour picks back up after a great week at the Monterey County Four-Ball Championship last week. This weekend, the 2014 Diablo Valley Amateur presented by Callaway Golf will be played.

Played at Deer Ridge Golf Club on Saturday and nearby shadow Lakes Golf Club on Sunday for the final round, the Diablo Valley has become one of our tour's most popular events. Follow coverage throughout the weekend.

The spring NCAA season is heating up at just the right time and this weekend showcases a number of important events. Chief among them is, undoubtedly, the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters at Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas.

Seven of the top 10 teams in the Golfweek collegiate rankings will be in competition, along with seemingly countless talented individuals. Patrick Rodgers, the top-ranked player in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, is back to defend his individual title won last year.

Many NCAA stars will also make the trek to Bandon Dunes for the Bandon Dunes Collegiate Championship. Gonzaga plays host for the 15-team event featuring teams from across the country, including Missouri, Rice, Pacific, Oregon and Washington.

The Pinehurst Intercollegiate and Lamkin San Diego Classic will also be sure to showcase top talent on legendary layouts.

Amateurgolf.com will have full coverage of these events and more throughout the weekend.

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