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 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.

36-hole match play qualifier on 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 are 156 players in the qualifying round with 64 players advancing to match play. Match play starts November 6, 2021. All match play for the Championship Flight held at TPC Harding Park.

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