Match play kicks off at 'The City'
Justin Suh
Justin Suh

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2014) -- Match play is underway at the San Francisco City Championship, the oldest municipal championship in the nation.

Defending champion Will Brueckner received a bye during the Round of 64, which played out on Saturday at Presidio Golf Course, but did learn who is opponent will be Sunday when the remaining 32 players do battle. Brueckner will face Shintaro Ban, the high schooler and recent UNLV commit. Ban, the 32 seed, dispatched of Albert Schopplein on Saturday.

On the other side of the bracket, upsets prevailed. No. 2 seed and stroke-play qualifying medalist Kris Server was knocked off by No. 63 seed Owen Hutchison, 2-and-1. Hutchison will face St. Mary's College golfer Jonathan de los Reyes, the No. 34 seed, who defeated Sean Barrett.

No. 3 seed Justin Suh advanced, though. He was a 2-and-1 winner over Jay Pinkos. He'll go on to face Daniel Connolly.

Isaiah Salinda, who finished as the runner-up to Brueckner last year, moved into the Round of 32 as the No. 14 seed. He beat Robert Briggs, 2-and-1, on Saturday.

Matches in the Round of 32 begin at 7:30 Sunday with the winners moving on to next weekend's Round of 16 and quarterfinals. The semifinals and championship matches will be played the following weekend, March 8-9.

For a full rundown of the day's matches and a look at the match-play bracket, use the link below.

Amateurgolf.com will have continuing coverage of the San Francisco City Championship.

Results: San Francisco City Championship
WinCAShintaro BanSan Jose, CA180
Runner-upCARick ReinsbergLafayette, CA120
SemifinalsCARyan KnopPleasanton, CA80
SemifinalsCARyan WilsonSan Francisco, CA80
QuarterfinalsCAIan CoffmanSan Diego, CA50

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ABOUT THE San Francisco City Championship


*An NCGA Points Tournament*

**New Entry Procedure for 2024: Registration opens for all players on October 1. There will be 50 spots held for exempt players under the following categories:

* The past 10 years of the San Francisco City Golf Champions
* 2023 San Francisco City Men’s Championship Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 men’s 2022-2023 NCGA Points Lists
* 2023 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid- Amateur, Junior)
* The top 3 finishers in each of the 6 AmateurGolf.com Winter Tour events (Dec 2023-Feb 2024)

Registration for exempt players, and for non- exempt players with a handicap index of 6.4 or lower as of the date of entry, opens on October 1 and will remain open until the field limit (120 players including spots reserved for exempt players) is reached. When the field limit is reached, all additional registrants will be entered in the pre-qualifier at Presidio Golf Club on Friday, March 8, 2024.

Once entries close, if there are any unfilled spots in the Men's Championship (due to fewer than 50 exempt players registering or withdrawals), they will be filled by Pre- Qualifier registrants in the order in which they registered.

Players entering pre-qualifying will pay an entry fee of $165 for the pre-qualifier, and those advancing from the pre-qualifier will pay the remainder of the entry fee (must be paid prior to playing).

The 36-hole match play qualifier will be held March 9-10, 2024, with 18 holes played at TPC Harding Park and 18 holes at Presidio 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 March 16, 2024. All match play for the Championship Flight (Mar 16-17, 23-24) will be held at TPC Harding Park.

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

Players needing to withdraw should do so by filling out the form at sfgolfchampionship.com/con tact/. Players withdrawing before the entry deadline of February 19 will receive a refund of their entry fee minus $50. There will be no refunds after the entry deadline.

The use of carts is prohibited for players and caddies in the Men’s Championship Flight (Appendix I – Local Rule Applies)


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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.

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