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SF City Championship: Sunday 2/20 Qualifying Notebook

Story by Elizabeth Kricfalusi , for amateurgolf.com

San Francisco, CA (February 20, 2005) -- Woody Allen once said that “eighty percent of success is showing up.” Such was the case on day two of the qualifying rounds for the San Francisco City Golf Championship, when 11 players posted a two-day score of 150 with ten slots available to make the cut. But when two players didn’t appear on the tee by the scheduled playoff time, the remaining nine automatically qualified to move on to next weekend’s first round of match play at Harding Park. The last empty slot will result in a bye for defending champion Stephen Sparolini.

“We put down 150 to 156 so pretty much everybody should be here,” said Judith Powell, Tournament Director, as players waited for the playoff to begin. “They knew that if you were in that corridor that you should stick around.”

Although overcast all day, with one or two brief periods of light rain, conditions were a far cry from yesterday’s heavy showers that resulted in a slew of high scores at both Harding Park and Lincoln Park, the second venue for the qualifying rounds.

Ryan Trask of Napa was qualifying Medalist after two days of consistent play, posting a weekend total of 138--one shot better than Eric Blum of Castro Valley.

Despite the rain, the courses held up well for today’s play.

“Actually, within 30 minutes to an hour after the rains yesterday, the course was already replayable,” according to George Price, Golf Director of Harding Park, which underwent a major renovation in 2003. “When they redid the greens, they drain great. And they were able to start on the mowing first thing this morning without a problem.”

The players also seemed unfazed by the rain.

“It was tough to putt, I’ll tell you that,” said Christopher Flood about yesterday’s round, “but it was the same for everybody.” Flood, originally from Dublin, Ireland, moved to San Francisco nine years ago and now plays out of Gleneagles. He played in the City Championship once several years ago and he talked about what makes this tournament so special. “I like the quality of the field first of all. And the fact that it’s match play and you get to play over a few weeks gives you an opportunity to do well.” Flood made the cut with a 149.

Trevor Carle, a 16-year-old junior from Santa Rosa High also made the cut at 150 in his first appearance at the City. He also took the tough weather conditions in stride. “You just go out and kind of hang with it. Everybody has to play through the same stuff, so it’s equal for the playing field…You just have to work a little harder. It shouldn’t really affect your play all that much. It’s more the condition of the golf course.”

More Sunday highlights:

-- 18-year-old Domingo Jojola, who tied for low score at Harding Park on Saturday, shot a 73 at Lincoln today to finish up at 143. Jojola, a member of Lake Merced Country Club, has played in the tournament since 2003. Last year he lost on the 19th hole of the first-round of match play. This year he says “I’m more mature mentally and physically and playing better.”

-- Iose Iulio, a 43-year-old employee with the San Francisco Housing Authority, took 15 strokes off his 81-score from Saturday to finish the weekend with a qualifying 147. He attributed his comeback to better play on the greens. “My putting let me down yesterday,” he said. “At Harding, I think I had 38 putts and that’s what makes the difference between an 81 and a 66.” Interestingly, in his first appearance at the City last year, he had similar results; he posted an 80 on day one and followed up with a 68 the next day.

-- One foursome at Lincoln Park posted stellar scores for the entire group: Randy Haag (The 1999 SF City Champion) and Daniel Lim came in at 65 each and Will Johnson (Quarterfinalist in 2004 US Mid Am) and Bob Niger (winner of the amateurgolf.com Wine Country Cup 2 weeks ago) shot 68s. All four made the cut.

-- Danny Buell blistered Lincoln Park with a 63 in the Friday Pre-Qualifying, but he should have left a few out there -- his 151 total on the weekend was one more than the cut line.

Qualifying results Saturday, Feb 19 and Sunday, Feb 20 from the SF City Championship, played at Lincoln Park and Harding Park Golf Courses in San Francisco:

Player
Score
Ryan Trask
66-72--138
Eric Blum
69-70--139
Rick Reinsberg
70-70--140
Darryl Donovan
72-69--141
Darian Shingu
72-69--141
Roberto Galletti
74-67--141
Randy Haag
76-65--141
Michael Miller
75-67--142
Taylor Hobin
69-73--142
Steven Strong
77-65--142
Domingo Jojola
70-73--143
Michael McLoughlin
74-69--143
Joseph Bramlett
75-68--143
Bob Niger
75-68--143
Daniel Lim
78-65--143
Stephen Kilman
69-75--144
Ryan Thomas
76-68--144
Trent Tressler
73-72--145
Elliott Wainwright
76-69--145
Jared Wise
78-67--145
David Kim
68-77--145
Jon Tringale
71-74--145
Dave Swanson
67-78--145
Paul Balatti
72-73--145
David Nelson
74-71--145
Mike Maurice
76-69--145
Daniel Kim
70-75--145
Ray Pellegrini
76-70--146
Derek Dobashi
68-78--146
Jim Williams
71-75--146
Kevin Kobalter
76-71--147
Jason Stone
78-69--147
Matthew Foley
78-69--147
Iose Iulio
81-66--147
Jake Yount
75-72--147
Bret Wagar
69-78--147
Steve Robinson
72-75--147
Stephen Simpkin
71-76--147
Gary Young
77-70--147
Scott Hess
69-78--147
Joshue Bleyle
77-71--148
Will Johnson
80-68--148
Michael Wilson
77-71--148
Jeff Rangle
77-71--148
Garret Wagner
75-73--148
Steven Molinelli
74-75--149
Kent Yamane
76-73--149
Scott Anderson
76-73--149
Matthew Marshall
78-71--149
Ray Suhandnata
74-75--149
Jim Evans
81-68--149
Jason McHargue
75-74--149
Chris Flood
73-76--149
Rex Aberle
74-76--150
Roland Maples Jr
74-76--150
Steve Wilson
79-71--150
Trevor Carle
70-80--150
Gregory Isom
72-78--150
Blake Yu
75-75--150
John Seed
73-77--150
Greg Wardle
71-79--150
Bobby Pereira
71-79--150
 
Failed to Qualify for Match Play
Clark M. Guittard
69-81--150
Brett Viboch
77-73--150
Mark Miller
78-73--151
Anthony Verna
76-75--151
Michael Wiechers
75-76--151
Danny Buell
72-79--151
Greg Marskey
71-80--151
Jayson Samuli
76-75--151
Don Holm
74-77--151
Tyler Ichikawa
72-79--151
Mark Arneson
76-75--151
Joey Pearl
74-78--152
Matthew Garcia
78-74--152
John Burkley
69-83--152
David Rathjen
81-71--152
David Garcia
80-72--152
Christopher Bailey
75-77--152
Brian Razzari
77-75--152
Ryan Regan
75-77--152
Michael Vera
80-72--152
Jay Guittard
76-77--153
Ted Tsuchiyama
83-70--153
Mike Cinelli
75-78--153
Timothy Nelson
81-72--153
Ron Williams
69-84--153
Michael Donnelly
77-76--153
Steve Schoenfeld
76-78--154
Sean House
81-73--154
Merton Goode
81-73--154
Kelly Johnson
76-78--154
Bill Corbett
81-73--154
Daniel O'Connor
75-79--154
Tom Scarlett
78-76--154
Dan Whitehurst
78-77--155
Jud Spencer
74-81--155
Chris Hyland
72-83--155
Christopher Pratt
78-77--155
Kevin Conover
78-77--155
Luke Allard
78-78--156
Bill Barton
84-72--156
Tak Taoyama
76-80--156
Aaron Woolway
72-84--156
Richard Castanon
80-76--156
Orion Galioni
79-77--156
Jay Scheller
81-76--157
Martin Renaud
74-83--157
Tommy Jew
76-81--157
Jon Norris
72-85--157
Stephen Edinburgh
76-81--157
Dan Faulkner
73-84--157
Roman Hubalek
79-79--158
Gordon Kashiwagi
81-77--158
Scott Clark
83-75--158
Christopher Escher
72-86--158
Phillip Herrera
75-83--158
Dave Stone
76-82--158
Nathan Weidwe
83-76--159
Darren Banks
76-83--159
Joseph Cloyes
76-84--160
Bob Burnett
75-85--160
Peter Daffern
75-86--161
Mark Hemenez
78-83--161
Steven Landi
76-85--161
Mike Granelli
81-81--162
Marcus Vitone
78-84--162
Rick Shumate
76-86--162
David Fein
81-82--163
Mark Garcia
81-83--164
Ernesto Moreno
85-82--167
Nic Durst
85-83--168
Dan Koehn
85-83--168
Juan Lopez
83-87--170
Roby Seed
90-85--175


Click here for pairings for the first round of match play. (PDF)

Qualifying rounds for the Senior Championship and the Ladies Championship will take place at Harding Park on February 23 and February 26 respectively.
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