SF City Championship: Pre Qualifying Results

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (February 3, 2006) -- The one month golf extravaganza that is also known as the San Francisco City Championship kicked off today at 8:00am at a fog-swept Lincoln Park Golf Course. The event of the day was a pre-qualifier for entry into the Championship Division.

"Balls were plugging, it was hard to see the ball on the first few holes, and in the end we spent about six hours out there, but it was all worth it," said Greg Wardle, a North Beach resident who easily made the field at 74.

Lincoln Park is a par-68 that defends that number by balancing seemingly easy par 4's with one of the toughest set of par 3's in the Bay Area, including the famous 17th, which overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge. Add in the "playing the ball down in a wet San Francisco weather" effect and you wind up with a score of 1-over-par 69, posted by Christopher Wilderotter of Oakland, pacing the field. Nate Weidner and Eoghan Canniffe were right behind him at 70, and the final spot was won by Taylor Hoover, who emerged from a group of 8 players who were deadlocked at 77 via a sudden-death playoff.

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Final results from the San Francisco City Championship pre-qualifier, played at the 5146 yard, par 68 Lincoln Park Golf Course:

69 75
Christopher Wilderotter Dwight Eschliman
Dan Koehn
70 Ian Albrecht
Nate Weidner Andrew De Guzman
Eoghan Canniffe John Crowe
Jack Bieber
71 Mark Pacheco
Robson Turner Kevin Alexander
Dave Ware Tommy Bergeron
Jay Scheller
Mike Wiechers 76
Mark Freeland Mark Scofield
Robert Jacobs
72 Andrew Wood
Aris Pope Tyler Eliopoulos
Dave Stone Gary Leonard
Justin Madison Matt Arney
Bryant Williams Enada Jang
John Hasse Alfred Oppenheim
Tak Taoyama
73 Keven Rutherford
Patrick Walter
Gregg Hileman 77
Chris Manfrin Taylor Hoover (playoff Winner)
Ryan Wilson failed to qualify
Jim Williams David Fein
Adam Cioth
74 Rick Shumate
Mike Granelli Devin Hexner
Ernesto Moreno Stephen Kilman
Jim Simpson Steven Lico
David Rathjen Peter Moren
Jeff Coffey
Bobby Pereira 78
James Morphy James Frisbie
Greg Wardle Christopher Flood
Darren Shaw Jon Norris
Clark Guittard Richard Saavedra
Yosuke Ariga
Steven Batte
Roland Maples Jr
Mark Hemenez
Jeffrey Ponce
Steven Landi
Dave Swanson
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