SF City Championship: Scarff is Qualifying Medalist

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2007) -- Reid Scarff of Oroville played bogey-free golf during the championship division qualifying portion of the San Francisco City Championship this weekend and took medalist honors at 6-under-par 134. Scarff, 22, shot 70 at Harding Park on Saturday with birdies on Nos. 9 and 15, then added a 4-under 64 at Lincoln Park on Sunday, his first time ever seeing the short-but-tricky course that overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge.

"I was fortunate to tee off early Sunday before the winds started blowing, and I took advantage of the good conditions," said Scarff, whose round included two birdies and an eagle.

Scarff is playing in the San Francisco City for the first time but he does have a track record of match play success that dates back 6 years when he won the Chico City Championship. He resides in Stockton, where he is taking a semester off from University of the Pacific.

Finishing three strokes behind Scarff at 137 was Kory Storer of San Mateo while Andrew Biggadike of San Francisco qualified at 139. Notables who advanced to match play include 6-time champion Gary Vanier, 2-time champion Jim Evans, and 1999 champion Randy Haag, who is coming off victories in the last two amateurgolf.com events at Coyote Creek and StoneTree.

64 players qualified for match play with an 11-for-2 playoff at 151 determining the final two spots -- RC Orr and Rex Aberle survived that playoff.

To view complete results from qualifying, click on the name of the tournament next to "see also" at the top of this page and follow the "results" tab.

Results For San Francisco City 2018 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
WinORChadd CoccoBend, OR150
Runner-upCAReid ScarffOroville, CA100
SemifinalsCAJim EvansRedwood City, CA65
SemifinalsCAKevin SmithSan Jose, CA65
QuarterfinalsCARoberto Galletti, Jr.Clayton, CA45

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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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