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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.

CHAMPIONSHIP

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>

SENIOR DIVISION

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>

WOMEN'S DIVISION

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.

OTHER FLIGHTS

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

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*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.

WITHDRAWALS AND REFUND POLICY
Players needing to withdraw should do so by filling out the form at sfgolfchampionship.com/contact/. 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.

CART POLICY
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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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. Click the “history” tab for more about this wonderful event.

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