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San Francisco City: Connolly and Baumgarten take 5 extra holes
Daniel Connolly (Steve Lewis photo)
Daniel Connolly (Steve Lewis photo)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2016) -- 16 players remain at the San Francisco City after a day of upsets and a 23-hole marathon match.

Dominic Salomone, the top-seed, was upset 3&2 by Ben Peters leaving Noah Shiek as the highest seed left in the field (10). Shiek, a former University of Oregon golfer, took down Christian Banke (brother of last year's women's champion Sara Banke) 4&2.

The match of the day was between two future Division I college golfers; Bryan Baumgarten and Daniel Connolly. Baumgarten, a soon to be University of Illinois Illini -- and a semifinalist last year -- had a stretch of seven birdies in nine holes which put him 2-up with three to play.

Connolly, an upcoming SMU Mustang, battled back and forced extra holes. Amazingly, the high school seniors halved the first three playoff holes with birdies, with Connolly eventually pulling the match out on the fifth playoff hole.

Steve Lewis, of the San Francisco City Championship committee, said of the match:

"It was a slugfest of birdies and eagles. Connolly missed a ten footer on the fourth extra hole to let the match go to the next where he was able to get it up and down from greenside for birdie after two powerful shots."

Another highlight of the weekend's play was 14-year-old Lucas Carper of San Jose, who reached the round-of-16 for the second-straight year. Carper, who attends Leland High School in San Jose, eagled his final hole on Saturday to defeat Alex Chin (see video above). Today he had an easier time of it in a 5-and-4 victory over Alex Park.

The round of 16 will continue on March 5th. You can check out the entire bracket by clicking the results link below.

ROUND ONE STORY

Some of the same characteristics that can make The Presidio Golf Course so tough to play in stroke play -- as some of the field who missed the cut found out last weekend -- make it interesting in match play.

There are some tight holes with O.B., and of course those San Francisco huge Eucalyptus and Monterey Pine trees that might have caused longer hitting players to play cautiously last weekend. But get 2 or 3 down, and the driver is probably coming out.

Today marked the first round of match play, and only one of the co-medalists advanced, Dominic Salomone. He won a close battle over a seasoned mid-amateur golfer from the Olympic Club, Dan O'Connor, 1-up.

Drew Karen wasn't as lucky -- he bowed out against Matt Grush, 2-and-1.

To view the full bracket, click on the results link below.

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

View full results for San Francisco City Championship

ABOUT THE San Francisco City Championship

ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM FEBRUARY 15, 2022

MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION
$300 ENTRY FEE INCLUDES ALL GREEN FEES.

*An NCGA Points Tournament*

**Entry procedure for 2022: Exempt players will have first chance to register. They will be emailed an access code to register, and registration for these players opens on January 3. Registration opens for all other players on January 15.

Exempt players may email results@amateurgolf.com to request an access code.

Exemption categories:

* The past 10 years of the San Francisco City Golf Champions
* 2021 San Francisco City Men’s Championship Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 men’s 2020-2021 NCGA Points Lists
* 2021 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Junior)
* 2021 USGA Event Qualifiers (Amateur, Mid- Amateur, Junior)

On January 15 at 8:00 am, registration will open to all players with a handicap index of 6.4 or lower as of the date of entry, and will remain open until the field limit (120 players) is reached. When the field limit is reached, all additional entrants will pre-qualify at Lincoln Park on Friday, March 18, 2022.

Players 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.

The 36-hole match play qualifier will be held March 19-20, 2022, with 18 holes played at TPC Harding Park and 18 holes at Lincoln Park 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 26, 2022. All match play for the Championship Flight will be held at TPC Harding Park.

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

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

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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