March 13 - 24 2024
San Francisco, CA


Tournament Overview

*An NCGA Points Tournament*

Open to the first 48 entries received. Participants must have an index of 9.4 or lower as of the date of entry and must have an age of 65 or older as of the first day of the tournament. Qualifying will consist of one 18-hole stroke play round (Wed Mar 13) after which the Men's Super- Senior Championship Flight will consist of 16 contestants.

In case of ties, there will be a card off to determine the players who will advance to match play. Individual scores will determine seeding for match play. All rounds will be played at TPC Harding Park Golf Course.

Match play is scheduled for Sat-Sun Mar 16-17, with the semis and finals on Sat-Sun Mar 23-24.

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

Players needing to withdraw should do so by filling out the form at . 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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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 Super-Senior
Regions: Northern California, Pacific


TPC Harding Park Golf Course TPC Harding Park Golf Course
99 Harding Rd
San Francisco, CA  94132-1021
phone: 415-664-4690

Tournament News

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.


2023 Matt Vukicevich
2022 Frank Apodaca
2021 Frank Pieper
2020 Herb Jensen
2019 Frank Pieper
2018 Mark Miller
2017 Ron Johnson
2016 David Bosley
2015 Jim Rogers
2014 Eli Urquiza
2013 Ron Johnson
2012 Dave Carroll
2000 Vic Santa Maria
1999 Vic Santa Maria
1998 Vic Santa Maria
1997 Pete Nelson
1996 Hank Lucite

No registration information is currently available for this tournament.

Super Senior
Mark AbrahamsMontecito, CA
Stephen BairdConcord, CA
Mike BenhamSan Mateo, CA
Andrew BrooksAlameda, CA
Ross BrownlieHayward, CA
Bob BurnettPiedmont, CA
Terry ButterfieldFremont, CA
Bob CeremsakHillsborough, CA
Kevin CokerSan Francisco, CA
Chip CovellLos Altos Hills, CA
Dennis DachtlerFolsom, CA
John DonnellyPetaluma, CA
Steve DonnellySalinas, CA
John DriverSan Jose, CA
Jon DuaneAtherton, CA
Neil DuffySanta Cruz, CA
Tim EnglandWatsonville, CA
Dan FarleyClayton, CA
Ron FernandezThousand Oaks, CA
Mark FlynnMenlo Park, CA
Charles FollettSan Ramon, CA
Stuart FrancisBurlingame, CA
Skipp GerberMenlo Park, CA
Stephen HenriksenTiburon, CA
Jim HimlerSan Rafael, CA
Herb JensenCarmichael , CA
Ray KongSan Jose, CA
Steven LandiSan Francisco, CA
Terry LeachNovato, CA
James MergensWalnut Creek, CA
Rob MillerSaratoga, CA
Maurice MonserezSan Francisco, CA
Michael PetersWalnut Creek, CA
Richard PetitMenlo Park, CA
John PigottSanta Rosa, CA
Albert PimentelSan Francisco, CA
Jim PorterFairfield , CA
Bobby RenselBakersfield, CA
Charles RichesinLodi, CA
Kent SamuelThe Woodlands, TX
Tom ScarlettWoodland, CA
Dave StoneDanville, CA
Jeff ThomasCosta Mesa, CA
Douglas VanderHorstPleasanton, CA
Matt VukicevichKenwood, CA
Jim WilliamsOrinda, CA
Michael WishartHillsborough, CA
Doug YarrisYountville , CA
Wait List
Jon Jewsacramento, USA

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