San Francisco City 2017 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
March 11 - 19 2017
San Francisco, CA


Tournament Overview

San Francisco City 2017 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP


Open to the first 60 entries received. No index required. Qualifying will consist of one 18-hole stroke play round. Along with the defending champion, who will hold the number two seed, the low 15 scores will advance to the Women’s Championship Flight. The next 16 contestants will be seeded in the Juli Inkster Flight. Individual scores will determine seeding for match play. Contestants who don’t qualify for the Women’s Championship or Inkster Flight will be refunded $125. Entrants who are a no show 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.

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.

Search Terms

Format: Match Play
Categories: Women
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
url: tpc.com/hardingpark

Tournament News

The latest results for this tournament are available via the link below.
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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.


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

Year Year
2013 Casie Cathrea
2012 Alexandra Wong
2011 Hannah Suh
2010 Samantha Esguerra
2009 Bonnie Hu
2008 Emily Childs
2007 Diane Kwon
2006 Diane Kwon
2005 Sally Krueger
2004 Sally Krueger
2003 Eva Monisteri
2002 M. Peterson
2001 Eden Anderson
2000 Martha Burkard
1999 Kim Welch

Nicki AndersonArroyo Grande, CA
Lauren BarrSan Francisco, CA
Catherine BatangSouth San Francisco, CA
Madison BeckettSanta Rosa, CA
Aishvarya BediSan Jose, CA
Grace BettisPacifica, CA
Kiana BriggsNovato, CA
Jackie CanieteAntioch, CA
Jasmine chenpleasanton, CA
Kayla ChoySan Francisco, CA
Camilla ChungSan Francisco, CA
Harper ClementzSan Francisco, CA
Annika CruzMilpitas, CA
Jordan DavisMartinez, CA
Marie DeanDavis, CA
Shauna EngSan Francisco, CA
Nicole FosterLos gatos, CA
Madelyn GamblePleasant Hill , CA
Gianna InguagiatoMenlo Park, CA
Sabrina IqbalSan Jose , CA
Tori JamesLafayette, CA
Irene JunSan Jose, CA
Sammy LeeSan Ramon, CA
Alice Liupleasanton, CA
Faith LowFoster city, CA
Jacqueline LucenaChico, CA
Deborah RobertsonMartinez, CA
Kaleiya RomeroSan Jose, CA
Kiara RomeroSan Jose, CA
Lisa Marie RudometkinWesley Chapel, FL
Charlotte RyooPleasanton, CA
Aman SanghaSan Mateo, CA
Kiran SanghaSan Mateo, CA
Ashely ShimHenderson, NV
Melissa SpencerSan Jose, CA
Divya TadimetiPalo Alto, CA
Selena TangFremont, CA
Sophie ThaiLos Altos, USA
Shannon WhileySan Francisco, CA
julie wirthmoraga, CA
Carissa WuDublin, CA
Madison WuDublin, CA
Melinda YuanSan Ramon, CA
Jacqueline YuenLos Gatos, CA
Cynthia ZhangMilpitas, CA

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