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Peterson Leads San Francisco City Qualifiers
The day got off to a blustery start, as evidenced by this tent blowover at Harding Park
The day got off to a blustery start, as evidenced by this tent blowover at Harding Park

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 3, 2018) - Travis Peterson of Santa Rosa has taken the lead after the first round of qualifying for the San Francisco City Championship, shooting a 4-under 68 at TPC Harding Park.

On a day of difficult scoring--Peterson's round was the only under-par round of the 134 players on Saturday--the 29-year-old put together a five-birdie round and got it to five under before his lone bogey at the short par-4 16th. Peterson birdied holes 5, 11, 12 14 and 15.

Peterson made the final 32 in last year's City Championship and looks to have the form to go deeper in the tournament this year.

Four players--Ahmed Ali, Brendan Hy, Jack Snow, and Jordan Erlewine--shot even-par 72 at TPC Harding Park and are all tied for second, four shots behind Peterson.

Hy was a quarterfinalist last year, while Ali made the final 16.

Half of the field played TPC Harding Park, while the other half played the par-68 Lincoln Park. The field will switch courses tomorrow, with the low scorers advancing into the match play round, with 64 players starting match play next weekend.

At Lincoln Park, no one was able to match par on Saturday. Three players shot 1-over 69: Dan Young, Garrett Wagner and Lucas Carper.

Matthew Seramin, who shot a 1-under 67 in yesterday's pre-qualifier at Lincoln Park, continued his good play with a 70 at Lincoln Park that puts him in a tie for 11th.

The defending champion Brian Ma shot a 5-over 77 at TPC Harding Park and is safely inside the top 64 at T42.

Results: San Francisco City Championship
WinCAJason AnthonyFairfield, CA180
Runner-upCAMax TingAtherton, CA120
SemifinalsCACaleb ShetlerSaratoga, CA80
SemifinalsCATommy SemereauxSan Francisco, CA80
QuarterfinalsCAJoseph ChunIrvine, CA50

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ABOUT THE San Francisco City Championship

** The qualifying field for the San Francisco City Men's Championship qualifier has been reached 120 players. Players may enter the Pre-Qualifier here. Please see below for a description of the entry process.

** New entry process for 2019 **

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

Match Play qualifying will be held March 2-3, 2018 and will consist of 36 holes played at TPC Harding Park and Lincoln Park Golf Courses.

From November 1 - November 30, registration will be open only for exempt players under the following categories:

* The Past Ten years of San Francisco City Champions
* 2018 San Francisco City Men’s Championship Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 Individuals 2017-2018 NCGA Points List
* 2018 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Junior)
* 2018 USGA Event Qualifiers (Amateur, Mid- Amateur, Junior)

On December 1, registration will open to all players with a handicap index of 6.4 or lower as of 12/01/2018, and will remain open until the field limit is reached. Once the field limit is reached, all additional entrants will pre-qualify at Lincoln Park on Friday, March 1.

Those entering pre-qualifying will pay an entry fee of $150 for the pre-qualifier, and those advancing from the pre-qualifier will pay an additional $150.

Once all qualifying has been completed, the Men’s Championship Flight will consist of 64 contestants from the Men’s Championship qualifier.

Match play will begin on March 9, 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.

ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO CITY CHAMPIONSHIP
The oldest municipal tournament in the USA. Match play event with scratch men's, senior, women's, senior women's and open flight divisions. Past champions include Ken Venturi, Harvie Ward, Juli Inkster, Bob Rosburg, 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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