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Upsets create buzz at San Francisco City Senior Championship
Dan Bieber
Dan Bieber
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2013) -- There is still a full day remaining in February but the March Madness has already begun at the San Francisco City Senior Championship at Harding Park.

Top seed and defending champion Jim Williams was a 1-up winner over Michael Parnow in one of Wednesday's Sweet 16 matchups.

Former champion Gary Vanier, who earned the tournament's No. 2 seed after stroke-play qualifying, was a 3-and1 winner of Joe Zanassi. No. 4 Herb Jensen, another former winner at this event, knocked off Tom O'Grady 3-and-2 to advance to the quarterfinals.

Robert Goodwin scored the biggest upset of the day, dispatching of Dan Bieber, the No. 3 seed, in 20 holes to move on. Goodwin is seeded 19th. Gret O'Malley, seeded eighth, was also the victim of an upset, falling to No. 24 Mark Miller in 19 holes.

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ABOUT THE San Francisco City SENIOR

NOTE: 2017 REGISTRATIONS CLOSED ON JAN. 15.

MEN'S SENIOR DIVISION
$275 ENTRY FEE INCLUDES ALL GREEN FEES.

Open to the first 72 entries received. Participants must have an index of 9.4 or lower on 12/01/16 and must have an age of 55 or older as of March 7, 2017. Qualifying will consist of one 18-hole stroke play round. Along with the defending champion, who will hold the number two seed, the low 31 scores will advance to the Men's Senior Championship Flight. Individual scores will determine seeding for match play. Contestants who don’t qualify will be refunded $125. No- shows will not be entitled to a refund. All rounds will be played at TPC Harding Park Golf Course. Those contestants who post the 32nd and 33rd 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 open 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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