A typical day at The City: A player's car burns up, he returns to win his match the next day
Ben Peters' car burned, but his clubs survived
Ben Peters' car burned, but his clubs survived

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (March 6, 2016) -- Out of the four semi finalists surviving two days of match play -- one of them in pouring San Francisco rain -- Ben Peters had the wildest ride.

As Peters reported on Facebook:

"My white wagon caught on fire on the freeway and as I pulled over it went up pretty quickly. Took the fire department 20-25 minutes to arrive and put it out while 911 gave me a busy signal" ..... "Didn't lose much except for some clothes and a bunch of golf balls. My snowboard was in there too. I did save my clubs tho!"

Stirred, definitely, but shaken -- not enough to take his eyes off the prize. Peters returned to the course Sunday and defeated high school senior Raj Chekuri, 4&2.

He will play Daniel Connolly in next Saturday's first semifinal, while Noah Sheik will play Marcus Potter on the other side of the bracket.

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 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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