San Francisco City 2021 OPEN FLIGHTS
October 16 - November 14 2021
San Francisco, CA


Tournament Overview

San Francisco City 2021 OPEN FLIGHTS

**Entry procedure for fall 2021: Players who were in the field this spring before the tournament was postponed have first chance to re-register. They will be emailed an access code to register, and registration for these players opens on July 1. Registration opens for all other players on August 1.

Open to the first 210 entries received. No index is required. There will be no refunds after entries close. Contestants will play an 18- hole qualifying round at Lincoln Park Golf Course. The low 192 scores following qualifying will be used to assign flights of 16 players each, as well as the seeding for match play. In case of ties, there will be a card-off to determine who advances to play in each flight. Qualifying, as well as the first two Open Match Flight rounds, will be played at Lincoln Park Golf Course. The semifinal and final rounds will be played at TPC Harding Park Golf Course.

No requests will be taken for a preferred playing day (Sat or Sun) of either the qualifier or first-round matches.

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

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


Lincoln Park Golf Course Lincoln Park Golf Course
3139 Clement St
San Francisco, CA  94121
phone: (415) 221-9911

Tournament News

The following results are available to view or download:

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.

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All Open Flight players should select this option. You will be placed into a flight based on your qualifying score at Lincoln Park.

$165Entry fee includes greens fee for qualifying and all match play rounds
$190Entry fee includes greens fee for qualifying and all match play rounds and a $25 Donation to the First Tee of SF
$215Entry fee includes greens fee for qualifying and all match play rounds and a $50 Donation to the First Tee of SF
$240Entry fee includes greens fee for qualifying and all match play rounds and a $75 Donation to the First Tee of SF

Art AdamsSan Francisco, CA
Norman ArriolaDaly City, CA
Arjun AujlaGreenbrae, CA
Bryan BeaverOakley, CA
Anthony BédoussacSan Francisco, CA
michael bergSan Francisco, CA
Rob CahillSan francisco, CA
Tom CarlacciniSan Francisco, CA
Daniel CarwinSan Francisco, CA
Jay ChatfieldBurlingame, CA
Vincent ClementiBurlingame, CA
Matthew CochranSan Mateo, CA
jay croftWalnut Creek, CA
Spencer CrouseSan Francisco, CA
Chris DombrowskiConcord, CA
Douglas FongSan Francisco, CA
Jeremy GreeneBerkeley, CA
Thomas HamiltonDaly City, CA
Alan HannonSan Francisco, CA
Kyle HaynesSunnyvale, CA
Steve JowSan Jose, CA
Matthew KaneEmeryville, CA
Russell KesslerSausalito, CA
Rod KhoBelmont, CA
Joe KlapperMoraga, CA
ferrera leblancSAN FRANCISCO, CA
Matthew LefkowitzSan Francisco, CA
Jayden LizamaElk Grove, CA
Danny LormonSan Francisco, CA
Randy ManwellSan Francisco, CA
Greg MartinezSan Rafael, CA
John McCauleySan Francisco, CA
Frederick MeiswinkelSan francisco, CA
Sean MullinsSan Francisco, CA
Ian NovakSan Lorenzo, CA
Bill OnstotIrvine, CA
Jon-Marques PsalmsSan Francisco, CA
Rex ReeseLas Vegas, NV
Denis RichardsonPetaluma, CA
David SilverSan Francisco, CA
Jake SimonsSan Mateo, CA
Roman SlepicaOakland, CA
Mel SmithSan Ramon, CA
Chris SullivanPetaluma, CA
Abi VickramMountain House, CA
Ryan WallNovato, CA
James WhiteBrisbane, CA
Alex WoodwardWalnut Creek , CA
Edmond YeeRedwood City, CA

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