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OPEN (NON-CHAMPIONSHIP) FLIGHTS: San Francisco City 2024 Championship
February 24 - March 24 2024
San Francisco, CA

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Tournament Overview

OPEN (NON-CHAMPIONSHIP) FLIGHTS: San Francisco City 2024 Championship
**Please note -- this is not the championship division or pre-qualifier. The Open Flights are for players not participating in the championship divisions and are open to all handicap levels.

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Open to the first 160 entries received. No index is required. There will be no refunds after entries close. Contestants will play an 18-hole qualifying round at Presidio Golf Course on either Sat Feb 24 or Sun Feb 25. All players should be prepared to play on either day as no schedule requests will be taken.

The qualifying scores will be used to assign flights of 16 players each, as well as the seeding for match play. In the case of ties, there will be a card-off to determine who advances to play in each flight.

Flights 1-5 will play their first-round matches on Sat Mar 2, and Flights 6-10 will play their first-round matches on Sun Mar 3. All players should be prepared to play on either day as no schedule requests will be taken.

Qualifying, as well as the first two Open Match Flight rounds (Sat- Sun Mar 2-3, Sat Mar 16, will be played at Presidio Golf Course. The semifinal (Sat Mar 23) and final (Sun Mar 24) rounds will be played at TPC Harding Park Golf Course.

A schedule of all dates of play can be found on the tournament website sfgolfchampionship.com.

WITHDRAWALS AND REFUND POLICY
Players needing to withdraw should do so by filling out the form at sfgolfchampionship.com/con tact/ . Players withdrawing before the entry deadline of February 19 will receive a refund of their entry fee minus $50. There will be no refunds after the entry deadline.

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ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO CITY CHAMPIONSHIP
The oldest municipal tournament in the USA. Match play event with scratch men's, senior, women's, senior women's and open flight divisions. Past champions include Ken Venturi, Harvie Ward, Juli Inkster, Bob Rosburg, 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.

Search Terms

Format: Match Play
Categories: Men
Regions: Northern California, Pacific

Course

Presidio Golf Course Presidio Golf Course
300 Finley Rd
San Francisco, CA  94129-1196
phone: (415) 561-4670
url: www.presidiogolf.com

Tournament News

RESULTS ARCHIVE:
The following results are available to view or download:

2023 Final Results
2022 Final Results
2021 Final Results
2020 Final Results
2019 Final Results
2018 Final Results

by Pete Wlodkowski

The San Francisco City Championship was inaugurated in 1917, and is the Country's oldest municipal golf tournament. The Women's division was added in 1958. In its early years, the tournament was hosted by the Sun-Bulletin newspaper and has had numerous sponsors throughout its history such as Bob Varner, Tom Culligan, and Pepsi.

The name of the tournament is deceiving, as the field is typically made up of the best amateurs from throughout Northern California. As a matter of fact, the 1999 field included Mark Murphy of Waterville, Ireland, who made it to the quarterfinals before being ousted in a nail-biter by Gary Vanier. (Vanier eventually lost to Randy Haag in what was called the best final since Ken Venturi beat Harvey Ward in 1956 in front of 12,000 fans.)

Another thing that makes the City Championship a unique event is the inclusion of an "Open" Division, allowing for amateurs of varying abilities to compete. The top two flights in the Open Division, named the "Venturi" and "Susko" respectively, are named for two of the tournaments' most popular competitors, Ken Venturi and John Susko, the latter of whom met an untimely death from Crohn's disease in 1983. Susko is remembered as a popular Lincoln Park golfer who won the City Championship in 1978 and 1980, won the Alameda Commuters in 1981, and participated in a number of National amateur events even with a condition that often sidelined him for weeks at a time.

Those familiar with the City Championship will tell you about the tradition of playing the ball as it lies at San Francisco's Lincoln and Harding Park golf courses in some often very wintry conditions. More than one player has marched in to the tournament office claiming that they will never play again, but their applications usually find their way in the following year. Conditions are the same for everyone; the ability to accept the occasional bad break is paramount to a competitor's success.

Past champions include 1964 US Open Champion Ken Venturi, 1999 US Women's Open Champion Julie Inkster, and 1969 Masters Champion George Archer. More recently, LPGA Tour player Dorothy Delasin* of Daly City (winner of the 1998 US Junior Girls Championship and 1999 US Women's Amateur) claimed the Women's City Championship in 1998.

No registration information is currently available for this tournament.


Open
Jesus Antoc, JrSan Francisco, CA
JP BalajadiaSan Francisco, CA
Tony BelwaySan Francisco, CA
Kevin BerensSan Francisco, CA
Michael BergSan Francisco, CA
Sean BrennanSan Francisco, CA
Allen BrooksOakland, CA
Connor BruceSan Francisco, CA
Carson ByersNovato, CA
Jerry CantinSan Francisco, CA
Peter CantinSan Francisco, CA
Luca CastaldoSan Francisco, CA
Sidnee CastilloPittsburg, CA
Daniel ChanSan Lorenzo, CA
Kevin ChanSan Francisco, CA
Jaden ChinSan Francisco, CA
Christopher ChursinFremont, CA
Cory ComerSan Francisco, CA
Joseph CorbettPacifica, CA
Timothy CostelloSan Francisco, CA
Jay CroftWalnut Creek, CA
Joe DanckertSan Francisco, CA
David DeanDavis, CA
Rob DinoSouth San Francisco, CA
Stephen DuBoisSan Francisco, CA
David EatonSan Francisco, CA
Gregory EganSan Francisco, CA
Christian EncarnacionSouth San Francisco, CA
Manuel EspinosaSouth San Francisco, CA
Anthony FacciniLivermore, CA
Robert FairchildSan Anselmo, CA
Jim FlorescaSan Mateo, CA
Joey FowlerUkiah, CA
Benjamin FranciscoSan Francisco, CA
Max GabianaSan Francisco, CA
Keith GordonSan Jose, CA
Jonathan GorospeSouth San Francisco, CA
Leroy GulletteSAN FRANCISCO, CA
Dan HazeltonSan Francisco, CA
Bryan HenrieSan Leandro, CA
Tucker HodgkinsSan Francisco, CA
Edgardo HortalezaPacifica, CA
Thomas HuckabySan jose, CA
Jonathon HuntSan Francisco, CA
Koen HuynhSan Francisco, CA
Evan JonesSan Francisco, CA
Steve JowSan Jose, CA
Mark KalinowskySan Jose, CA
Tom KennedySan Francisco, CA
Rod KhoBelmont, CA
Ted KrejdovskyNovato, CA
Chris LaddSanta Rosa, CA
Thaddeus LaffitteSan Francisco, CA
Craig LambtonCastro Valley, CA
Aya LaqtibSan Francisco, CA
Gavin LooMillbrae, CA
Calvin MaDaly City, CA
Renato MadambaAlbany, CA
Declan MahonySan Francisco, CA
Mikhail ManangbaoPittsburg, CA
John ManginiPiedmont, CA
Daniel MarmorsteinAgoura Hills, CA
Casey MartinSan Francisco, CA
Luis MartinezSan Francisco, CA
Scott MathisPetaluma, CA
Myles McGrillenSan Francisco, CA
Tiernan McKevittSan Francisco, CA
Adrian MigaczRedwood City, CA
Vinny MoranSan Francisco, CA
Ashton MossSan Francisco, CA
Stephen MullaneySan Francisco, CA
Reino NiemelaSan Francisco, CA
Andy NowakSan Jose, CA
Scott NowakCorte Madera, CA
John O'MalleyDanville, CA
Bill OnstotIrvine, CA
Jaseon OutlawOakland, CA
Brian PanterSan Francisco, CA
Alex ParkSanta Clara, CA
Joonshik ParkNewark, CA
Paul Perlite San Rafael , CA
Tommy PhamSan Francisco, CA
Keanu PhillipsAntioch, CA
Robert RimiAlbany, CA
Eric RosalezSan Francisco, CA
Gerald RoweSan Francisco, CA
Wiktor RozwalkaMill Valley, CA
Scott SchnaarsSan Jose, CA
Ryan SchneiderSan Leandro, CA
Randall SchwartzBurlingame, CA
Parth ShahSan Francisco, CA
Neil SlotterbackSan Francisco, CA
Kevin SmithMartinez, CA
Mel SmithSan Ramon, CA
Spencer SohmerSan Francisco, CA
David StillwagonSan Francisco, CA
Melony SuSan Francisco, CA
Barry SullivanSan Francisco, CA
Chris SullivanPetaluma, CA
Sherri SutoSan Francisco, CA
Xavier SySan Francisco, CA
Rabbonni TacusalmeSan Francisco, CA
Ryan TakasugiSan Francisco, CA
Chris TallonSan Francisco, CA
Loren TayerleSan Francisco, CA
Hayden ThillMill Valley, CA
Isaiah TorresMurrieta, CA
Kevin ToyamaOrinda, CA
Chris TrotterSan Francisco, CA
Ed TsengSan Francisco, CA
Marvin TurleyMilpitas, CA
Palden UkyabFremont, CA
Stephen UrbanSan Francisco, CA
Michael ValdesDaly City, CA
Dan ValineDanville, CA
Steve VellaNovato, CA
John VisayaSan Francisco, CA
Matt WalkerLos Gatos, CA
Zachary WattersonSan Francisco, CA
Anthony WihlborgMill Valley, CA
Luke WillsonSan Jose, CA
Ryan WilsonSan Francisco, CA
Tyler WongSan Francisco, CA
Austin WoodworthNorth Hills, CA
Calvin WorksSan Fransisco, CA
Chen XiSan Jose, CA
Edmond YeeRedwood City, CA
Korsen YuSanta Cruz, CA
Wait List
Herbert Bautista, Jr.San Francisco, CA
Graham GillesSan Francisco, CA
Michael KrouseSan Francisco, CA

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