San Francisco City: Drew Karren and Dominic Salomone are Co-Medalists
Dominic Salomone (left) and Drew Karren
Dominic Salomone (left) and Drew Karren

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Feb 14, 2016) — Qualifying rounds have been completed at the San Francisco City Championship.

Bay Area high school seniors Drew Karren and Dominic Salomone shared medalist honors at even-par 140. Salomone, a student at College Park High School, fired 69 at Lincoln Park and 71 at Presidio. Karren, a student at Miramonte High School, shot a 67 at Lincoln Park and 73 at Presidio. They will be the one and two seeds as defending champion Justin Suh will not return to defend his title.

Salamone played in the 2015 First Tee Open at Pebble Beach; he was paired with Tom Purtzer. And Karren won two events in 2015, the Bay Regional at Tilden Park and the IJGT San Francisco Championship a year ago at Presidio, where he shot 75.

The cut to the top 64 was made thirteen-over par 153, a number posted by six players. Four of them wiped the sweat off their brow when they learned that two players didn't show for the 6-for-4 playoff, meaning they all made it.

The Match Play portion will be played at Presidio up until the semifinals and finals at which will be held at TPC Harding Park, site of the WGC Cadillac Match Play.

Results For San Francisco City 2018 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
WinCADaniel ConnollySan Francisco, CA180
Runner-upCANoah SheikhWoodside, CA120
SemifinalsCABen PetersRedwood City, CA80
SemifinalsORMarcus PotterTualatin, OR80
QuarterfinalsCARoshan ChekuriPleasanton, 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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