SF City Championship Weekend Match Play Update
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif (April 5, 2015) -- After a big weekend of match play at Presidio Golf Course, the semi-finals are set in Men's, Women's and Senior Divisions. And while we've heard of great players coming from one club or association before, this year the spotlight at the San Francisco City is on the Santa Teresa Junior Golf Club, which has produced two of the four Men's semi-finalists. Iif both of these players win next Saturday, they could face each other in the final. Please read on for details.


In the Championship flight, two of the four semi- finalists are from Santa Teresa, making their coach, Terry Sullivan, PGA (who we have to thank for his Facebook post) very proud. Justin Suh will play in next Saturday's Semi-final match, after a hard fought 1 up victory over Michael Tolladay. Thomas Hutchison will also moved on, after a 5&3 win over Sean Etow.

Suh will face off against Tommy Semereaux (a 2-up winner over Ryan Knop) in one match, and Hutchison will face Bryan Baumgarten (who def. Gabriel Armendariz 6&5) in the other semi-final. View all 2015 San Francisco City Men's Championship Results>


In what must have been a tough battle, Gary Vanier took down number one seed Dale Bouguennec (the medalist) by the narrowest of margins, as their match went down to the 18th hole. Vanier will face another tough competitor, fellow Olympic Club member Michael Staskus, in the first semi-final match next weekend. Staskus won over Scott Anderson, 2&1.

Defending champ Jim Williams won a nailbiter on the first hole of sudden-death against Ken Gosselin. He will play Mark Miller (def. Ralph Costanzo, 3&2) in the second semi-final match next weekend. View all 2015 San Francisco City Senior Results>


Lucy Li is going to be the story once again (when isn't she?) as the 12-year old phenom -- who has already qualified for the USGA Women's Four Ball to be played at Bandon Dunes in May -- has made it to the semi-finals with a win over Belinda Hu. She will face Sara Banke in next Saturday's semi-final match, while Ty Akabane and Anna Zhou will face each other in the other semi-final match. View all 2015 San Francisco City Championship Women's Results>

Of note: In the Women's Juli Inkster Flight, Clare Brady, also a member of the Santa Teresa Junior Golf Club, moved on to her second consecutive Semi-final match, where she will face Shauna Eng.


Check results from the rest of the flights on the San Francisco Golf Championship website>

Results For San Francisco City 2018 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
WinCAJustin SuhSan Jose, CA180
Runner-upCAThomas HutchisonSan Jose, CA120
SemifinalsCATommy SemereauxSan Francisco, CA80
SemifinalsCABryan BaumgartnerLodi, CA80
QuarterfinalsCAGabriel ArmendarizTustin, CA50

View full results for San Francisco City 2018 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

ABOUT THE San Francisco City Championship


144 contestants will be allowed to qualify for the Men’s Championship flight. Qualifying will consist of 36 holes played at TPC Harding Park and Lincoln Park Golf Courses. The first 110 entries, based on the earliest date received, with an index of 6.4 or lower as of 12/01/2017 shall go directly into the qualifying beginning on March 3, 2018. If more than 110 entries are received, the remaining entrants will pre-qualify for the final 34 spots on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Lincoln Park Golf. Pre-qualifiers who do not qualify for the 144 player qualifying field will be refunded $150. Entrants who do not show for pre-qualifying will not be entitled to a refund. Once all qualifying has been completed, the Men’s Championship Flight will consist of 63 contestants from the Men’s Championship qualifier, as well as the Past Champion, who will hold the number two seed.

If the Defending Champion elects to play for Medalist honors the right to the number two seed will be forfeited. The past champion, if qualifying, will be seeded accordingly. Match play will begin on March 10, 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 following comprise the exemption categories for the 2018 San Francisco City Golf Championship Pre- Qualifying:

* The Past Ten years of San Francisco City Champions
* 2017 San Francisco City men’s Championship Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 Individuals 2016-2017 NCGA Points List
* 2017 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Junior)
* 2017 USGA Event Qualifiers (Amateur, Mid- Amateur, Junior)

NOTE: The Tournament Committee retains the right to make exceptions to the exempt categories as deemed appropriate.

The oldest municipal tournament in the USA. Match play event with scratch senior, women's and net divisions. Past champions include Ken Venturi, 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.

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