SF City Championship Weekend Match Play Update
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif (April 5, 2015) -- After a big weekend of match play at Presidio Golf Course, the semi-finals are set in Men's, Women's and Senior Divisions. And while we've heard of great players coming from one club or association before, this year the spotlight at the San Francisco City is on the Santa Teresa Junior Golf Club, which has produced two of the four Men's semi-finalists. Iif both of these players win next Saturday, they could face each other in the final. Please read on for details.


In the Championship flight, two of the four semi- finalists are from Santa Teresa, making their coach, Terry Sullivan, PGA (who we have to thank for his Facebook post) very proud. Justin Suh will play in next Saturday's Semi-final match, after a hard fought 1 up victory over Michael Tolladay. Thomas Hutchison will also moved on, after a 5&3 win over Sean Etow.

Suh will face off against Tommy Semereaux (a 2-up winner over Ryan Knop) in one match, and Hutchison will face Bryan Baumgarten (who def. Gabriel Armendariz 6&5) in the other semi-final. View all 2015 San Francisco City Men's Championship Results>


In what must have been a tough battle, Gary Vanier took down number one seed Dale Bouguennec (the medalist) by the narrowest of margins, as their match went down to the 18th hole. Vanier will face another tough competitor, fellow Olympic Club member Michael Staskus, in the first semi-final match next weekend. Staskus won over Scott Anderson, 2&1.

Defending champ Jim Williams won a nailbiter on the first hole of sudden-death against Ken Gosselin. He will play Mark Miller (def. Ralph Costanzo, 3&2) in the second semi-final match next weekend. View all 2015 San Francisco City Senior Results>


Lucy Li is going to be the story once again (when isn't she?) as the 12-year old phenom -- who has already qualified for the USGA Women's Four Ball to be played at Bandon Dunes in May -- has made it to the semi-finals with a win over Belinda Hu. She will face Sara Banke in next Saturday's semi-final match, while Ty Akabane and Anna Zhou will face each other in the other semi-final match. View all 2015 San Francisco City Championship Women's Results>

Of note: In the Women's Juli Inkster Flight, Clare Brady, also a member of the Santa Teresa Junior Golf Club, moved on to her second consecutive Semi-final match, where she will face Shauna Eng.


Check results from the rest of the flights on the San Francisco Golf Championship website>

ABOUT THE San Francisco City 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.


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.

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.

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