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Weekend Primer: 'The City' and more
08 Mar 2013
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: San Francisco City 2018 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP, TPC Harding Park Golf Course

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The snow has fallen in the midwest and it's currently falling in the northeast, but in other parts of the country, the golf schedule is heating up.

This weekend is a key portion of the early part of the golf season in many locales across the country.

The focus among mid-amateurs and seniors will lie in misty San Francisco where the nation's oldest municipal championship concludes.

Match play continues in the men's, senior and women's events at 'The City' and amateurgolf.com will continue to provide coverage throughout the completion at TPC Harding Park.

The Men's championship moves to the quarterfinals where top-seeded Andrew Biggadike and red-hot No. 3 seed Alex Franklin seem to be on a collision course.

In the women's division, qualifying medalist Casie Cathrea is a woman on a mission. She was a big winner in stroke play and rolled through her Round of 16 matchup. Can her solid play continue through the weekend?

Finally, the senior division rolls on. Defending champion Jim Williams, former winner Gary Vanier, Ken Noonan and Bob Rowland have their eyes on the prize when semifinal play begins Saturday morning.

Also in the pacific northwest, Bandon Dunes --- and more specifically, the Old Macdonald course --- hosts the Bandon Dunes Collegiate Championship. Gonzaga University serves as the host as some of the nation's top collegiate players and teams take aim at the title.

The Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters also hosts some of the nation's most promising NCAA players. Top-ranked Cal will go for its eighth win of the year against 12 of the top 13 teams in the country, according to Golfstat.

Amateurgolf.com will have ongoing coverage of these events and more throughout the weekend. Click here for the latest coverage.

Results For San Francisco City 2018 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
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 2018 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

ABOUT THE San Francisco City Championship

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

144 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 110 entries, based on the earliest date received, with an index of 6.4 or lower as of 12/01/2017 shall go directly into the qualifying beginning on March 3, 2018. If more than 110 entries are received, the remaining entrants will pre-qualify for the final 34 spots on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Lincoln Park Golf. Pre-qualifiers who do not qualify for the 144 player qualifying field 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.

If the Defending Champion elects to play for Medalist honors the right to the number two seed will be forfeited. The past champion, if qualifying, will be seeded accordingly. Match play will begin on March 10, 2018. All match play for the Championship Flight will be held at TPC Harding Park.

*In the event of a playoff for match play a player must be present in order to retain his right to participate in the playoff.

EXEMPTIONS
The following comprise the exemption categories for the 2018 San Francisco City Golf Championship Pre- Qualifying:

* The Past Ten years of San Francisco City Champions
* 2017 San Francisco City men’s Championship Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 Individuals 2016-2017 NCGA Points List
* 2017 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Junior)
* 2017 USGA Event Qualifiers (Amateur, Mid- Amateur, Junior)

NOTE: The Tournament Committee retains the right to make exceptions to the exempt categories as deemed appropriate.

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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