Cody Blick birdies his way to San Francisco City title
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Mar. 11, 2012) –
Sunday marked the final round of match play in
the 96th San Francisco City Championship.
Cody Blick of Danville was pitted against
Weston Payne of Menlo Park.
-- photo NCGA
Competing in the championship flight for the
first time and surviving a playoff to make the
31st seed, Blick got off to a fast start with
birdies at 2, 4 and 8. Blick was 3-under par
and 4-up after eight holes. He birdied the
12th but then took bogeys at 13, 15, 17 and
18 only to give a few back to Payne, a
graduate student at Cal. Blick finished up the
first 18 holes 1-up.
After adjusting to the cooler weather and rain
for a few holes, Blick got his putter going again
on the second 18, carding birdies on the front
nine at holes 4, 6, 8 and 9. He jarred a long
putt at the sixth and a 25-footer at No. 8. His
plan of playing aggressively paid off again with
birdies at 10 and 12.
He was 1-up after 15, but bogeyed 16 giving
one back to Payne and squaring the match.
He won the par 3, 17 with a par and they
headed to 18 with Blick 1-up. Blick capped his
round with a clutch 8 foot birdie at 18 to take
the title 2-up.
“It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” Blick said when
asked how it feels to have his name on the
same trophy as golfing greats like Ken Venturi,
Johnny Miller and Tom Watson.
The senior at San Ramon High will play golf for
San Jose State in the fall. He will attempt to
qualify for the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Open
When asked Saturday after his quarterfinal win
over Nicolas Noya, what his biggest
tournament finish was so far, Blick answered:
“It was a second place finish at an AJGA
tournament at Castlewood Country Club where
I finished with a final round 66."
He also finished tied for sixth in the
amateurgolf.com Christmas Classic last
Now, Blick has a new victory for the top of his
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