San Francisco City: Match Play continues
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Mar. 3, 2012) -- With unseasonably moderate temperatures and light breezes, the matches continued at the 96th San Francisco City. In the quarterfinals past champion Randy Haag met his match in Andrew Biggadike of San Mateo. Biggadike was 3-under-par after 16 holes and beat Haag 4 & 2.

In next weekend's quarterfinals Biggadike will meet Shintaro Ban. Ban battled 19 holes before defeating William Brueckner of Walnut Creek.

Weston Payne advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Daniel Faulkner 2 & 1. Payne will take on Jake Yount the newly reinstated amateur and prequalifier medalist. Yount scored a 2-up victory over San Francisco's Timothy Nelson.

In the lower bracket Cody Blick of Danville who downed no. 2 seed Nicolo Galletti in the first round advanced with a win on the 22nd hole against MJ Morin of Bakersfield. Blick will now meet up with Nicolas Hoya of So. San Francisco. Noya beat Brett Borchers of Pleasanton 3 & 1.

No. 3 seed Michael Weaver of Berkeley advanced with a decisive 6 & 4 victory over Mark Mance of San Francisco. Weaver will meet San Rafael's Alex Franklin next weekend. Franklin didn't see much of the back nine as he defeated Christopher Moreno-Hunt of Oakland 8 & 7.

The quarterfinals and semifinals continue next Saturday with the 36-hole finals played on Sunday.

Round of 32 Recap

Medalist and top seed Randy Haag, won his first match at the 96th San Francisco City 1-up over John Swain of San Francisco. Haag, the 2011 Stocker Cup champion, advanced in his quest to win his first City since 1999.

Number two seed Nicolo Galletti of Clayton fell to no. 32 seed, Cody Blick of Danville 4 & 2.

Jake Yount of Alamo, who was medalist in the pre-qualifer and made it through a playoff to make the cut, beat Lafayette's Rick Reinsberg 1-up.

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Results For San Francisco City 2018 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
WinCACody BlickDanville, CA180
Runner-upCAWes PayneMenlo Park, CA120
SemifinalsCAAlex FranklinSan Rafael, CA80
SemifinalsCAShintaro BanSan Jose, CA80
QuarterfinalsCAAndrew BiggadikeBelmont, CA50

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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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