San Francisco City: Match Play Underway

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2009) -- First and second round matches were played Saturday and Sunday at Harding Park, and a complete bracket is available by clicking on the "view results" link at the bottom of this page.

Medalist Randy Haag got a chance for revenge as he played Reid Scarff, who had won a sudden-death playoff over Haag at the amateurgolf.com Christmas Classic in December. This time, it was Haag, who won 4 & 3.

Defending Champ Martin Trainer had his hands full with Darryl Donovan of Morgan Hill, winning 1-up.

amateurgolf.com members who won first round matches include Haag, Trainer, Andrew Biggadike, Andrew Nottenkamper, Andrey Mindirgasov, Matt Miller, Adam Ichikawa, Jamie Core, Andrew Damron, Bruce Hanavan, Daniel Covrig, Matt Marshall, Jonny Baxter, Wayne Ahlstrom, Buck Branson, Nick Sako, and Scott Hardy.

Haag advanced easily on Sunday over Spencer Biersdorff, 5 & 4. Biersdorff was a winner by default in the first round, and Haag left him little time to warm up. Defending Champ Trainer again went to the 18th hole, this time against Daniel Maier.

St. Marys College golf coach Scott Hardy defeated Nick Sako, a Senior at Menlo Atherton H.S. who recently signed a letter of intent to play for Hardy at St. Marys in 2009. Both players are excellent in match play - Sako was a quarterfinalist in this event in 2008 and Hardy has made the semi-finals of the USGA Mid Amateur twice in the past 4 years.

Results For San Francisco City 2018 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
WinCACarlos BrionesSan Lorenzo, CA150
Runner-upCanadaJamie CoreCanada100
SemifinalsCAScott HardyPleasant Hill, CA65
SemifinalsCADrew OlsonBerkeley, CA65
QuarterfinalsCARandy HaagOrinda, CA45

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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