(San Francisco Athletics Photo)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 18, 2017) -- After
weeks of play the finals of the San Francisco City
Championship's at TPC Harding Park have finally
been set. In
the Championship Division the final will feature No.
32 Brian Ma and No. 6 Seb Crookall-Nixon.
On Saturday the Championship Division
featured the quarterfinal and semifinal matches with
the winners now set to meet in Sunday's 36-hole
Ma made his way to the title match thanks to a
6&5 quarterfinal win over No. 9 Grayson Huff. To
match Ma won the first two holes to go 2 up and
then never looked back wrapping things up on the
In his semifinal tilt Ma was able to take down
52-seed Ned Jensen 2&1 and punch his ticket into
the Sunday final.
His opponent, former University of San
Francisco golfer, Seb Crookall-Nixon started is day
day with 3&2 triumph over No. 19 Jason Anthony in
the quarters. In the match
Crookall-Nixon fell behind early and after nine holes
he was 2 down but he would win the 10th hole and
then Nos. 12-15 to take the lead before closing out
match on the 16th hole.
Things were a little bit easier in the afternoon
for Crookall-Nixon as he led 2 up after two holes and
never trailed in the match. His opponent, No. 7
Brandon Jacobs, squared the match on the 8th hole
but Crookall-Nixon responded by winning the next
He then closed out the match with a 17th hole
Defending champion Sabrina Iqbal continued
her march towards a repeat with quarterfinal and
semifinal wins on Saturday. In the quarters she
bested No. 9 Sammy Lee 3&2 and then 13-seed
Jasmine Chen 5&4 in the semifinals.
Iqbal will now face No. 15 Kiran Sangha in
Sunday's 36-hole championship match after she
battled her way through two tough matches on
In the quarterfinals Sangha escaped with 2&1
win over 10-seed Aishvarya Bedi and then in the
semifinals she survived a 20 hole marathon match
against No. 14 Ashley Shim.
The Women's Championship Division also
Julie Inkster Flight and the title match will see No. 5
Cynthia Zhang face No. 10 Marie Dean.
Top-seed Gary Vanier moved on once again
after his semifinal win and he will now square off
against 26-seed Rich Rowley in the finals.
Vanier had to battle to punch his ticket to the
next round as he outlasted No. 20 Bob Burnett in 19
holes. After Vanier lost the final hole of regulation,
Burnett knocked his approach shot on the first extra
hole to four-feet. However, Vanier answered with a
shot to 12-feet and he promptly knocked in the putt
to apply some pressure on Burnett. Now facing a
putt to extend the match, Burnett rolled his putt by
and Vanier was able to move on.
For Rowley it was a 2 up win over No. 22 Jeff
SUPER SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
The final in Super Senior Championship will be
between nine-seed Ron Johnson and three-seed
On Saturday Johnson pulled off a 4&3 semifinal
victory over No. 9 Jack Bieber while O'Grady moved
on with a 2&1 win over No. 7 Mark Miller.
*Played at Lincoln Park GC
Ken Venturi Flight
No. 4 James McGGilley vs. No. 6 Ken
John Susko Flight
No. 8 Kevin Nalty vs. No. 11 Drew
George Archer Flight
No. 16 Shoe Sugiyama No. 14 Abi
Harvie Ward Flight
No. 5 Daniel Sheridan vs. No. 3 Andrew
Ray Pellegrini Flight
No. 9 David Simmons vs.No. 3 Phil
Sandy Tatum Flight
No. 16 Michael Redman vs. No. 6 Matthew
ABOUT THE San Francisco City Championship
MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION
$375 ENTRY FEE INCLUDES ALL GREEN FEES.
*An NCGA Points Tournament*
**Entry procedure for 2023:
players will have first chance to register.
They will be emailed an access code to register, and
registration for these players opens on January
opens for all other players on January 15
Exempt players may email
request an access code.
* The past 10 years of the San Francisco City Golf
* 2022 San Francisco City Men’s Championship
Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 men’s 2021-2022 NCGA Points Lists
* 2022 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid-Amateur,
* 2022 USGA Event Qualifiers (Amateur, Mid-
On January 15 at 8:00 am, registration will
open to all players with a handicap index of 6.4
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 Presidio Golf Club on Friday,
March 10, 2023.
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
(must be paid prior to playing).
The 36-hole match play qualifier will be held March
11-12, 2023, with
18 holes played at TPC Harding Park and 18 holes at
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
player must be present in order to retain his
to participate in the playoff.
Match play will begin on March 18, 2023. All
play for the Championship Flight will be held at
TPC Harding Park.
The use of carts is prohibited for players and caddies
in the Men’s Championship Flight (Appendix I – Local
A schedule of all dates of
play can be found on the tournament website
ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO CITY
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
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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