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A typical day at The City: A player's car burns up, he returns to win his match the next day
Ben Peters' car burned, but his clubs survived
Ben Peters' car burned, but his clubs survived
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (March 6, 2016) -- Out of the four semi finalists surviving two days of match play -- one of them in pouring San Francisco rain -- Ben Peters had the wildest ride.

As Peters reported on Facebook:

"My white wagon caught on fire on the freeway and as I pulled over it went up pretty quickly. Took the fire department 20-25 minutes to arrive and put it out while 911 gave me a busy signal" ..... "Didn't lose much except for some clothes and a bunch of golf balls. My snowboard was in there too. I did save my clubs tho!"

Stirred, definitely, but shaken -- not enough to take his eyes off the prize. Peters returned to the course Sunday and defeated high school senior Raj Chekuri, 4&2.

He will play Daniel Connolly in next Saturday's first semifinal, while Noah Sheik will play Marcus Potter on the other side of the bracket.

ABOUT THE San Francisco City CHAMPIONSHIP

NOTE: 2017 REGISTRATIONS CLOSED ON JAN. 15.

MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION
$300 ENTRY FEE INCLUDES ALL GREEN FEES.

156 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 120 entries, based on the earliest date received, with an index of 6.4 or lower as of 12/01/2016 shall go directly into the qualifying beginning on March 4, 2017. If more than 120 entries are received, the remaining entrants will pre- qualify for the final 36 spots on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Lincoln Park Golf. Pre-qualifiers who do not qualify 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. Competition will begin on March 11, 2017. All play for the Championship Flight will be held at TPC Harding Park Golf Course. Those contestants who post the 64th and 65th low scores will be deemed alternate #1 and #2, respectively.

ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO CITY CHAMPIONSHIP
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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Results For San Francisco City MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
Place  Pts
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 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

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