San Francisco City 2021 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
October 30 - November 14 2021
San Francisco, CA


Tournament Overview

San Francisco City 2021 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP


*An NCGA Points Tournament*

**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.

**If you were in the field when the tournament was postponed, but did not receive an email with the access code (whether going to spam or being blocked by your email account), you can email results@amateurgolf.com to request an access code.

Exempt players who were not in the field when the tournament was postponed may email results@amateurgolf.com during the month of July to request an access code.

Exemption categories:

* The past 10 years of the San Francisco City Golf Champions
* 2020 San Francisco City Men’s Championship Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 men’s 2019-2020 NCGA Points Lists
* 2020 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Junior)
* 2020 USGA Event Qualifiers (Amateur, Mid- Amateur, Junior)

On August 1, 2020 at 8:00 am, registration will open to all players with a handicap index of 6.4 or lower as of the date of entry, and will remain open until the field limit (120 players) is reached. When the field limit is reached, all additional entrants will pre-qualify at Lincoln Park on Friday, October 29, 2021.

Players 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.

The 36-hole match play qualifier will be held October 30 and 31, 2021, with 18 holes played at TPC Harding Park and 18 holes at Lincoln Park Golf Course for a combined 36-hole qualifying score.

There will be 156 players in the qualifying round with 64 players advancing to match play. When all qualifying has been completed, the Men’s Championship Flight will consist of 64 contestants. In the event of a playoff to qualify for match play, a player must be present in order to retain his right to participate in the playoff.

Match play will begin on November 6, 2021. All match play for the Championship Flight will be held at TPC Harding Park.

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 men’s, 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


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

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

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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.


2020 Charles Porter
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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Open to male players with a handicap index of 6.4 or lower

$300Entry fee includes greens fee for qualifying and all match play rounds
$325Entry fee includes greens fee for qualifying and all match play rounds and a $25 Donation to the First Tee of SF
$350Entry fee includes greens fee for qualifying and all match play rounds and a $50 Donation to the First Tee of SF
$375Entry fee includes greens fee for qualifying and all match play rounds and a $75 Donation to the First Tee of SF

Waseem AfzalSan Francisco, CA
Matthew AlmajanoFremont, CA
Braden AndersonBuhl, ID
Jason AnthonyFairfield, CA
Kush AroraPleasanton, CA
Armanjot BajwaBrentwood, CA
Jack BarberSan Francisco, CA
Mike BarbieriSan Bruno, CA
Guillermo BartonLos Altos, CA
Herbert Bautistasan francisco, CA
Drew BenderSan Francisco, CA
Andrew BernickSan Francisco, CA
William BruecknerKirkland, WA
Douglas BurtonSan Jose, CA
Steve CarterMonterey, CA
Isaiah ChoiSan Ramon, CA
Andre ChungSan Francisco, CA
Matt CohnSan Francisco, CA
Daniel ConnollySan Francisco, CA
John ConroySan Francisco, CA
Orlando CoonsReno, NV
Cole de FloresDanville, CA
Christopher DrallaSan Francisco, CA
Owen ElliottOakland, CA
Sean EtowAptos, CA
Dane FairfieldSan Francisco, CA
Michael FinnSan Francisco, CA
Ian FisherDublin, CA
Beau ForestRedding, CA
Ben FriedmanMill Valley, CA
Nikolai FriedmanMill Valley, CA
Chris GoinAlameda, CA
Gunwoo HanSan Leandro, CA
Jordan HashimotoDanville, CA
Bennet HayesSan Francisco, CA
Mitchell HoeyAlamo, CA
Kevin HoranWest Sacramento, CA
Patrick IgoeSan Francisco, CA
Michael JensonSan Francisco, CA
Domingo JojolaCarmichael, CA
Tom KennedySan Francisco, CA
Ralph KhoBelmont, CA
Alex KingSonoma, CA
Jackson KoivunSan Jose, CA
Joe LaHorgueKentfield, CA
Jerry Ledzinski IICarmel, CA
Michael LeeSan Francisco, CA
Ryan LeederSan Jose, CA
Zach LentSan Francisco, CA
Alexander LeonBonita, CA
Adam LevinSan Francisco, CA
Carlo LigottiSonoma, CA
Bryan LynchSouth San Francisco, CA
Jack MainWoodbridge, CA
Ryan McColeRedwood City, CA
Rob McLarenPortola Valley, CA
Jason MelvinCarmel, CA
Mark MeroneySan Francisco, CA
Thomas MolumphySan Mateo, CA
Timothy NelsonSan Francisco, CA
Kevin O'BrienMoraga, CA
John OrofinoSan anselmo, CA
Ian OsborneSan Francisco, CA
anton ouyangSan Jose, CA
Brian PeriquetSan Francisco, CA
Travis PetersonSanta Rosa, CA
Christian QuintLoomis, CA
Jack QuintonPortola Valley, CA
Ben RaglandSan Ramon, CA
Kevin SalmonDanville, CA
Ryan SearWashoe Valley, NV
Lewis SimonTorrance, CA
Hem SinghSan Francisco, CA
Eric SlawterSan Francisco, CA
Andrew SmithLafayette, CA
Matt SmithRedwood City, CA
Peter SmyrakSan Francisco , CA
Jamal SpellerSan Leandro, CA
Neil SummersPalo Alto, CA
Ryan TakasugiSan Francisco, USA
Kenny TuckerMenlo Park, CA
Kevin TurnerMountain View, CA
Theo TydingcoFremont, CA
Bryan UngarettiSan Mateo, CA
Leonardo VieiraSan Leandro, CA
Spencer WallingSan Mateo, CA
William WalshSan Mateo, CA, CA
Nathan WangFremont, CA
Matthew WatkinsNovato, CA
Carlos WhiteOakland, CA
Sean WhitneySan Francisco, CA
Ian WilburRipon, CA
Nick WooNovato, CA
Andrew WoodFremont, CA
Joey YangOakland, CA
Dan YoungRedwood City, CA

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