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San Francisco City 2020 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
February 15 - March 01 2020
San Francisco, CA

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Tournament Overview

San Francisco City 2020 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
** The qualifying field for the San Francisco City Men's Championship qualifier has been reached 120 players. Players may enter the Pre-Qualifier here. Please see below for a description of the entry process.

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

Match Play qualifying will be held February 15-16, 2020 and will consist of 36 holes played at TPC Harding Park and Lincoln Park Golf Courses.

From November 1 - November 30, registration will be open only for exempt players under the following categories:

* The Past Ten years of San Francisco City Champions
* 2019 San Francisco City Men’s Championship Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 Individuals 2018-2019 NCGA Points Lists
* 2019 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Junior)
* 2019 USGA Event Qualifiers (Amateur, Mid- Amateur, Junior)

On December 1 at 8:00am, registration will open to all players with a handicap index of 6.4 or lower as of 12/01/2019, and will remain open until the field limit is reached. Once the field limit is reached, all additional entrants will pre-qualify at Lincoln Park on Friday, February 14.

Those entering pre-qualifying will pay an entry fee of $150 for the pre-qualifier, and those advancing from the pre-qualifier will pay an additional $150.

Once all qualifying has been completed, the Men’s Championship Flight will consist of 32 contestants -- the defending champion if entered (who will be the #2 seed), and the remainder from the Men’s Championship qualifier.

If the defending champion wishes to play in qualifying for Medalist honors, he loses the #2 seed and will be seeded accordingly if he qualifies successfully.

*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.

Match play will begin on February 22, 2019. All match play for the Championship Flight will be held at TPC Harding Park.

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

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

RESULTS ARCHIVE:
In addition to the table results below, PDF versions of past results are available to view or download.

Showing results for

WinCAEvan PetersonClovis, CA180
Runner-upCAJason AnthonyFairfield, CA120
SemifinalsCAAnthony VernaOrinda, CA80
SemifinalsCABobby BuceyConcord, CA80
QuarterfinalsCATravis PetersonSanta Rosa, CA50
QuarterfinalsCAWilliam ParkerSan Francisco, CA50
QuarterfinalsCABrett VibochMoraga, CA50
QuarterfinalsCANathan WangFremont, CA50
MedalistCAFinigan TillySan Carlos, CA30
Final 16CADylan VanderVeerEl Dorado Hills, CA30
Final 16CAMoses GreeneHayward, CA30
Final 16CABrendon ChoeOrinda, CA30
Final 16CAAngelo MarconSan Francisco, CA30
Final 16CAAndrew BernickSan Francisco, CA30
Final 16CAGarett WagnerBrentwood, CA30
Final 16CARajvir BediSan Jose, CA30
Final 16CALuis TerrazaSanta Rosa, CA30
Final 32CAGeorge McNeelyCarmel, CA15
Final 32CAMichael JensenSan Francisco, CA15
Final 32CAAshton SilkHillsborough, CA15
Final 32CARyan WilsonSan Francisco, CA15
Final 32CADomingo JojolaSan Francisco, CA15
Final 32CABen PetersRedwood City, CA15
Final 32CATravis MillerCastro Valley, CA15
Final 32CADeane RinaldiSanta Cruz, CA15
Final 32CAAaron ChenFremont, CA15
Final 32CAKeith RodriguezSan Francisco, CA15
Final 32CAAndrew BiggadikeBelmont, CA15
Final 32CASean EtowIrvine, CA15
Final 32NVScott RescignoReno, NV15
Final 32CARobby TorresSan Jose, CA15
Final 32CAJake YountDanville, CA15
Final 32CAKevin TurnerSan Francisco, CA15

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

2019 Evan Peterson
2018 Jason Anthony
2017 Brian Ma
2016 Daniel Connolly
2015 Justin Suh
2014 Shintaro Ban
2013 Will Brueckner
2012 Cody Blick
2011 Brandon Hagy
2010 George Gandranata
2009 Carlos Briones
2008 Martin Trainer
2007 Chad Cocco
2006 Will Johnson
2005 Michael Wilson
2004 Steve Sparolini
2003 Rick Reinsberg
2002 Mike Schmitz
2001 James Hay
2000 Nick Ushijima
1999 Randy Haag
1998 Scott Watson
1997 Dave Parsons
1996 Jim Evans
1995 Jim Evans
1994 Gary Vanier
1993 Joey Cabrera
1992 Gary Vanier
1991 Mark Sear
1990 John Groth, Jr.
1989 Aly Trompas
1988 Gary Vanier
1987 Richard Petit
1986 Gary Vanier
1985 Gary Vanier
1984 Aly Trompas
1983 Frank Mazion
1982 Ray Pellegrini
1981 Kurt Posey
1980 John Susko
1979 Frank Mazion
1978 John Susko
1977 Mark Hillsinger
1976 Aly Trompas
1975 Dave Baskins
1974 Tom Culligan
1973 Gilberto Torres
1972 John Cranston
1971 Gary Vanier
1970 Bill Paulson
1969 Mike Moriarty
1968 Ray Leach
1967 Bob E. Smith
1966 Larry Anderson
1965 Walt Gilliam
1964 Ken Towns
1963 George Archer
1962 Tom Dixon
1961 Verne Callison
1960 Bob Sylvestri
1959 Bob Sylvestri
1958 Bill McCool
1957 Tal Smith
1956 Ken Venturi
1955 Harvie Ward
1954 Cy Pennel
1953 Ken Venturi
1952 Bob Sylvestri
1951 Robert Cardinal
1950 Ken Venturi
1949 Ed Castagnetto
1948 Richard Bailey
1947 James Molinari
1946 Ed Castagnetto
1945 William Fritz
1944 Ed Castagnetto
1943 Louis Jennings
1942 James Molinari
1941 Ernest Carli
1940 William Higgins
1939 James Molinari
1938 Frank Toronto
1937 James E. French, Jr.
1936 Dale Goodart
1935 Jack Finger
1934 Charles Ferrera
1933 Edgar Haber
1932 Charles Ferrera
1931 A.G. Sato
1930 Charles Ferrera
1929 Dr. Jack Wolfe
1928 George Ritchie
1927 George Ritchie
1926 James A. Ritchie
1925 Larry Kelly
1924 John F. Neville
1923 John J. McHugh
1922 John F. Neville
1921 John J. McHugh
1920 Charles E. Foley
1919 Sam L. Conlon, Jr.
1918 E. J. O'Brien
1917 Fitzgerald Marx

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Championship
Justin AlonzoSan Martin, CA
Andrew AlstonSan Francisco, CA
Joseph AmorosoSan Francisco, CA
Glenn AndradeNapa, CA
Jason AnthonyFairfield, CA
GABRIEL ARMENDARIZTustin, CA
Matthew AudibertSan Francisco, CA
Jack BarberLa Jolla, CA
Mike BarbieriSan Bruno, CA
Guillermo BartonLos Altos, CA
Andrew BiggadikeBelmont, CA
David BloomSan Francisco, CA
Robert BriggsNovato, CA
Bobby BuceyConcord, CA
Douglas BurtonSan Jose, CA
Evan ChienIrvine, CA
Alex ChinPLEASANTON, CA
G Preston ComeySan Francisco, CA
Niall Shiels doneganmill valley, CA
Daniel EmmonsSOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sean EtowAptos, CA
Austin FisherDublin, CA
Ian FisherDUBLIN, CA
Kitt FloodSan Francisco, CA
Blair FoxWalnut Creek, CA
Nikolai FriedmanMill valley , CA
JR GarfieldSanta Clara, CA
Joe GarveySan Francisco, CA
Scott GilgallonPacifica, CA
Chris GoinAlameda, CA
Ryan GraumanAlamo, CA
Gunwoo HanSAN LEANDRO, CA
Sam HarrisSan Mateo, CA
Aubrey HarwellGrass Valley, CA
Joey HaydenDublin, CA
Jeff HeittDanville, CA
Justin HopkinsDanville, CA
Chris HylandSan Francisco, CA
Patrick IgoeSan Francisco, CA
Ray JacksonKentfield, CA
Blair JamiesonScotts Valley, CA
John JennisonSan Francisco, CA
Michael JensenSan Francisco, CA
Domingo JojolaCarmichael, CA
john jonessf, CA
Jonathan KeaneSAN FRANCISCO, CA
Ralph KhoBelmont, CA
Gary KnightSan Francisco, CA
Jackson KoivunSan Jose, CA
Joe LaHorgueSan Francisco, CA
Brian LarsenOAKLAND, CA
Jerry Ledzinski IICarmel, CA
Michael LeeSan Francisco, CA
Ryan LeederSan Jose, CA
Matthew LehmanSan Francisco, CA
Zach LentSan Francisco, CA
Carlo LigottiSonoma, CA
Redmond LyonsSan Francisco, CA
Michael MacLeodSan Mateo, CA
Angelo MarconSan Francisco, CA
Jeffrey MayoSAN FRANCISCO, CA
Ryan McColeRedwood City, CA
Davis McDowellSan Rafael, CA
Matthew McGovernSan Mateo, CA
Wyatt McGovernHillsborough, CA
Rob McLarenPortola Valley, CA
Colt McNealyPortola Valley, CA
Jason MelvinCarmel, CA
Travis MillerCastro Valley, CA
Stephen MolinelliSan Francisco, CA
Timothy NelsonSan Francisco, CA
Diarmuid O FathartaAlameda, CA
Daniel O'ConnorSan Francisco, CA
Finn O'KellyWoodside, CA
William OlingerSan Francisco, CA
Ian OsborneSan Francisco, CA
anton ouyangsan jose, CA
Darren PangSan Ramon, CA
Travis PetersonSanta Rosa, CA
Adam Petkesan francisco, CA
Samuel PetkeLos Gatos, CA
Justin PolkSanta Clara, CA
Ben RaglandSan Ramon, CA
Tony RalphSunnyvale, CA
Randall RieglerSan Francisco, CA
Keith RodriguezSan Francisco, CA
Paul RomanoTiburon, CA
Travis RowneyLivermore, CA
Joseph SchieboldRohnert Park, CA
John ScholtzSan Jose, CA
Erik SchuchardSan Francisco, CA
Ben ScribnerSan Francisco, USA
Nicholas ShannahanPalo Alto, CA
Noah SheikhWoodside, CA
Ashton SilkHillsborough, CA
Matt SmithSan Francisco, CA
Jack SnowSan Francisco, CA
Ben SoicherMill Valley, CA
Stephen SparoliniSan Mateo, CA
Neil SummersSan Mateo, CA
Baron SzetoMoraga, CA
Luis TerrazaSanta Rosa, CA
Kevin TurnerSan Francisco, CA
Michael UchikadoSalinas, CA
Bryan UngarettiSan Mateo, CA
Dylan VanderVeerNewport Beach, CA
Tony VernaSan Francisco, CA
Brett VibochSacramento, CA
Leonardo VieiraSan Leandro, CA
Garett WagnerBrentwood, CA
Spencer WallingSan Mateo, CA
William WalshSan Mateo, CA
Nathan WangFremont, CA
Spencer WangTiburon, CA
Benjamin WeaverMountain View, CA
Ian WilburRipon, CA
Ryan WilsonSan Francisco, CA
Dan YoungRedwood City, CA
Adam YountSan Francisco, CA
David ZollerFresno, CA

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