Medalists Cathrea, Suh advance at SF City Women's

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Mar 6, 2011) -- Co-medalist Casie Cathrea won the most convincing match of the day today at Harding Park, ousting 14 seed Anna Zhou by an 8 and 6 margin. Hannah Suh, who fired 71 in qualifying to tie Cathrea for co-medalist honors, also had a walk in the park against 15 seed Allyson Harvie, 7 and 5.

For defending champion Samantha Esguerra things weren't so easy. She required 20 holes to advance past No. 16 seed, Kortnie Maxoutopoulos. Results are available by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.


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previously reported:


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Mar 5, 2011) -- With temperatures in the mid-60's and light winds, conditions were right for low scores in the qualifying round of the women's flight of the San Francisco City Championship.

Casie Cathrea of Livermore and Hannah Suh of San Jose both shot 2-under rounds of 71 on the par 73 course at Harding Park.

Cathrea, 15, finished T4 at the Canadian Women's Amateur last year and advanced to the quarter-finals at the 2009 USGA Women's Publinx at just 13 years old. She had five birdies and three bogeys on the round.

Briana Mao of Granite Bay, a senior at Saint Francis in Sacramento, was a shot back at 1-under, while Samantha Moyal of Alameda shot even par 73.

There was a 6-for-2 play-off to determine the final match play spots. Of the six players who shot 78, Kortnie Maxoutopoulis of Pleasanton and Alyson Harvie of Dublin were victorious. Maxoutopoulis is the 16th seed and will face the defending champion, Samantha Esguerra. Harvie will face co-medalist Hannah Suh in the round of 16 tomorrow.

ABOUT THE San Francisco City WOMEN'S



Open to the first 60 entries received. No index required. Qualifying will consist of one 18-hole stroke play round. Along with the defending champion, who will hold the number two seed, the low 15 scores will advance to the Women’s Championship Flight. The next 16 contestants will be seeded in the Juli Inkster Flight. Individual scores will determine seeding for match play. Contestants who don’t qualify for the Women’s Championship or Inkster Flight will be refunded $125. Entrants who are a no show will not be entitled to a refund. All rounds will be played at TPC Harding Park Golf Course. Those contestants who post the 32nd and 33rd low scores will be deemed alternate #1 and #2, respectively.

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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