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Biggadike Medals at San Francisco City
25 Feb 2013
by Pete Wlodkowski of AmateurGolf.com

see also: TPC Harding Park Golf Course, Andrew Biggadike Profile

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SAN FRANCISCO, California (Feb. 25, 2013) -- Someone once told me "Don't worry about what you shoot, nobody looks at the bottom of the leaderboard." But on San Francisco City Championship qualifying weekend, that couldn't be further from the truth.

It seems like the bottom of the scoreboard is where the action is, especially now that the format has been reduced so that only 32 players make match play, as opposed to the 64 of years past. This year, 8 players sweated it out to see if 149 would make it, and while it did technically keep them alive, their hopes were down to an 8-for-1 playoff for the last spot.

16-year-old Ryan Gronlund of Pleasanton, a member of the "A" group that played Lincoln Park on Saturday and Harding Park on Sunday, took advantage of his location (players that finish at Lincoln have to drive to Harding for the playoff) and the fact that he had just finished on No 18 to emerge from the pack with a par at the 18th, the second playoff hole.

Gronlund will face a tough customer in Andrew Biggadike of Belmont, who not only shot 140 to tie for the lowest qualifying score, but won a playoff of his own, for medalist honors against Tim Nelson. That playoff, which started on No. 18, ended there as Biggadike made par.

Many of the usual suspects such as past champions Nick Ushijima (143) and Randy Haag (148) are sure to provide their opponents with all the golf they can handle. Defending Champion Cody Blick will not be in the field; his brother Connor can keep the title in the family after squeaking in at 148.

2012 Amateurgolf.com Tournament Series Co-Player of the Year Alex Franklin (with Randy Haag) finished in third at 142.

Amateurgolf.com has compiled all qualifying scores in order of finish, and included an alpha list of all 154 players in the field courtesy of Jason Dobey and the staff at Harding Park. Good luck to all players in match play and look out for our photographer roaming the fairways.

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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Results For San Francisco City MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
Place  Pts
WinCAWilliam BruecknerWalnut Creek, CA180
Runner-upCAIsaiah SalindaSouth San Francisco, CA120
SemifinalsCAAndrew BiggadikeBelmont, CA80
SemifinalsCAAlex FranklinSan Rafael, CA80
QuarterfinalsCANick UshijimaHillsborough, CA50

View full results for San Francisco City MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

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