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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
79
Roland Maples Jr
Mark Hemenez
Jeffrey Ponce
Steven Landi
Dave Swanson
ABOUT THE San Francisco City CHAMPIONSHIP

NOTE: 2017 REGISTRATIONS CLOSED ON JAN. 15.

MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION
$300 ENTRY FEE INCLUDES ALL GREEN FEES.

156 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 120 entries, based on the earliest date received, with an index of 6.4 or lower as of 12/01/2016 shall go directly into the qualifying beginning on March 4, 2017. If more than 120 entries are received, the remaining entrants will pre- qualify for the final 36 spots on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Lincoln Park Golf. Pre-qualifiers who do not qualify 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. Competition will begin on March 11, 2017. All play for the Championship Flight will be held at TPC Harding Park Golf Course. Those contestants who post the 64th and 65th low scores will be deemed alternate #1 and #2, respectively.

ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO CITY CHAMPIONSHIP
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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