San Francisco City: Drew Karren and Dominic Salomone are Co-Medalists
Dominic Salomone (left) and Drew Karren
Dominic Salomone (left) and Drew Karren

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Feb 14, 2016) — Qualifying rounds have been completed at the San Francisco City Championship.

Bay Area high school seniors Drew Karren and Dominic Salomone shared medalist honors at even-par 140. Salomone, a student at College Park High School, fired 69 at Lincoln Park and 71 at Presidio. Karren, a student at Miramonte High School, shot a 67 at Lincoln Park and 73 at Presidio. They will be the one and two seeds as defending champion Justin Suh will not return to defend his title.

Salamone played in the 2015 First Tee Open at Pebble Beach; he was paired with Tom Purtzer. And Karren won two events in 2015, the Bay Regional at Tilden Park and the IJGT San Francisco Championship a year ago at Presidio, where he shot 75.

The cut to the top 64 was made thirteen-over par 153, a number posted by six players. Four of them wiped the sweat off their brow when they learned that two players didn't show for the 6-for-4 playoff, meaning they all made it.

The Match Play portion will be played at Presidio up until the semifinals and finals at which will be held at TPC Harding Park, site of the WGC Cadillac Match Play.

Results: San Francisco City Championship
WinCADaniel ConnollySan Francisco, CA180
Runner-upCANoah SheikhWoodside, CA120
SemifinalsCABen PetersRedwood City, CA80
SemifinalsORMarcus PotterTualatin, OR80
QuarterfinalsCARoshan ChekuriPleasanton, CA50

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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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