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SF City Championship: Scarff is Qualifying Medalist
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2007) -- Reid Scarff of Oroville played bogey-free golf during the championship division qualifying portion of the San Francisco City Championship this weekend and took medalist honors at 6-under-par 134. Scarff, 22, shot 70 at Harding Park on Saturday with birdies on Nos. 9 and 15, then added a 4-under 64 at Lincoln Park on Sunday, his first time ever seeing the short-but-tricky course that overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge.

"I was fortunate to tee off early Sunday before the winds started blowing, and I took advantage of the good conditions," said Scarff, whose round included two birdies and an eagle.

Scarff is playing in the San Francisco City for the first time but he does have a track record of match play success that dates back 6 years when he won the Chico City Championship. He resides in Stockton, where he is taking a semester off from University of the Pacific.

Finishing three strokes behind Scarff at 137 was Kory Storer of San Mateo while Andrew Biggadike of San Francisco qualified at 139. Notables who advanced to match play include 6-time champion Gary Vanier, 2-time champion Jim Evans, and 1999 champion Randy Haag, who is coming off victories in the last two amateurgolf.com events at Coyote Creek and StoneTree.

64 players qualified for match play with an 11-for-2 playoff at 151 determining the final two spots -- RC Orr and Rex Aberle survived that playoff.

To view complete results from qualifying, click on the name of the tournament next to "see also" at the top of this page and follow the "results" tab.

ABOUT THE San Francisco City Championship

*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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