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San Francisco City 2017 SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
March 07 - 19 2017
San Francisco, CA

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Tournament Overview

San Francisco City 2017 SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
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.

Search Terms

Format: Match Play
Categories: Men Senior, Men Super-Senior
Regions: Northern California, Pacific

Course

TPC Harding Park Golf Course TPC Harding Park Golf Course
99 Harding Rd
San Francisco, CA  94132-1021
phone: 415-664-4690
url: tpc.com/hardingpark

Tournament News


The latest results for this tournament are available via the link below.
Click here to view 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.

PAST CHAMPIONS

A partial list of past senior champions
follows. Visit the tournament
website for the full list.

Year Name
2013 Gary Vanier
2011 Jim Williams
2011 Mark Miller
2010 Herb Jensen
2009 Gary Vanier
2008 Jim Knoll
2007 Carl Selkirk
2006 Jeff Early
2005 Robert Thompson
2004 Earl Stewart
2003 Bob Callan
2002 Bob Olds
2001 Marshall Gleason
2000 Earl Stewart
1999 Jim McMurtrey


Senior Championship
Scott AndersonDanville, CA
Zack ArigaSan Bruno, CA
Joseph BarrettaCampbell, CA
Mike BenhamSan Mateo, CA
Dan BieberAlamo, CA
Jeff BrittonCarmel, CA
Andrew BrooksSan francisco, CA
Bob BurnettPiedmont, CA
James CamaioneUpland, CA
Bruce CardinalMill Valley, CA
Mike CinelliKentfield, CA
Peter ClarkeSanta Cruz, CA
Neil CohnDanville, CA
Mel Collins Jr.Long Beach, CA
Christopher CookPacifica, CA
Ralph CostanzoMillbrae, CA
Tom CraigLafayette, CA
Peter CroneEl Dorado Hills, CA
Dennis DachtlerFolsom, CA
Dennis DavisMartinez, CA
John DonnellyPetaluma, CA
Steve DonnellySalinas, CA
Jeff DuncanCarson City, NV
Ted EyrePortola Valley, CA
Malcolm FairbairnOrinda, CA
Charles Fanningberkeley, CA
Joe FaulknerSan Francisco, CA
Joey FerrariStockton, CA
Terry ForemanBrentwood, CA
Stuart FrancisBurlingame, CA
Robert FultonWalnut Creek, CA
Robert GoodwinAtherton, CA
Jim GordonCopperopolis, CA
Patrick GoudySan Francisco, CA
Tim GrunskyStockton, CA
Leroy GulletteSan Francisco, CA
Randy HaagOrinda, CA
Bill HammondsSF, CA
Michael HartshornNovato, CA
Steve HendrickVallejo, CA
Jim HimlerSan Rafael, CA
Eric HippSan Francisco, CA
Tony HughesPalo Alto, CA
Michael IppolitoSan Francisco, CA
Jorgen Michael JensenCampbell, CA
Ken JonesAlameda, CA
Ryan KimPalo Alto, CA
Somboon Kitapanfairfield, CA
Jim KnollSunnyvale, CA
Ray KongSan Jose, CA
Dan Krassan diego, CA
Steven LandiSan Francisco, CA
Marshall LangfeldAlameda, CA
Terry LeachNovato, CA
Philip LeeSan Jose, CA
chansavy lyRichmond, CA
Chris LymanMill Valley, CA
mike manganSan Francisco, CA
Mike MauriceAlameda, CA
Dave McCrackenSan Rafael, CA
Jeff MertelNovato, CA
Maurice MonserezSan Francisco, CA
Yoshihide MurataLos Altos, CA
James NelsonSan Jose, CA
Emmett O'DonnellTiburon, CA
Greg O'MalleySonoma, CA
Alfred OppenheimMILL VALLEY, CA
Mike ParnowSonoma, CA
Michael PetersWalnut Creek, CA
Richard PetitMenlo Park, CA
Steve PieracciSan Jose, CA
Dean Princerocklin, CA
Rex ReeseLas Vegas, NV
Willie RossOakland, CA
Rich RowleySan Jose, CA
Jeff Rulifson Walnut Creek , CA
Jay RussellSan Francisco, CA
Hideki SasaSan Francisco, CA
Tom ScarlettWoodland, CA
Keith SchwartzSan Mateo, CA
Bryan ShakMilpitas, CA
Jim SimpsonDublin, CA
Philip SmootSan Francisco, CA
Scott SolomonSan Francisco, CA
Michael StaskusLos Altos, CA
Robert ThomasKentfield, CA
David UjiharaBrea, CA
Gene Van PuymbroeckPaso Robles, CA
Gary Vanierpleasant hill, CA
Matt VukicevichKenwood, CA
Christopher WilliamsSanta Rosa, CA
Jim WilliamsOrinda, CA
Pete WlodkowskiSan Diego, CA
Doug YarrisYountville , CA
Philip YimPetaluma, CA
Joe ZanassiFairfield, CA
Greg ZippSan Francisco, CA

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