Koivun Medals in SF City Open Qualifying
The weather, and views were gorgeous at Lincoln Park<br>(Steve Lewis photo)
The weather, and views were gorgeous at Lincoln Park
(Steve Lewis photo)

SAN FRANCISCO, California (February 18, 2018) -- The youngest player in the field earned medalist honors in the Open division qualifier for the San Francisco City Championship, played at Lincoln Park Golf Course.

Jackson Koivun, at 12 years of age, shot a 72 at Lincoln Park to top the field of 160 players, many of whom carry single digit handicaps and are many times his age.

Koivun is an experienced junior golfer who has won Junior Golf Association of Northern California titles and qualified for his age bracket in the Junior World Championships.

Lincoln Park is the toughest par 68 course anywhere, and as usual yielded very few low scores.

James McGilley, Preston Jeung, Tony Ralph, and Ken Harrington posted 74 to share the second qualifying position.

Harrington, along with John Susko (for who the Susko Flight is named) share the course record of 8-under 60 at Lincoln Park, both using old school equipment.

Alex Woodward and Tyler Burnes were next at 8-over 76.

The field will now be split into flights of 32 players based on qualifying score, with the first round of match play set to commence at Lincoln Park next weekend.

Once down to the semifinals, play will move to TPC Harding Park where the champions will ultimately be decided.

Note: The original article had Robert Holloway as the qualifying medalist, but he was disqualified on Tuesday which made Koivun the medalist.

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ABOUT THE San Francisco City Open Flights

**Please note -- this is not the championship division or pre-qualifier. The Open Flights are for players not participating in the championship divisions and are open to all handicap levels.


Open to the first 160 entries received. No index is required. There will be no refunds after entries close. Contestants will play an 18-hole qualifying round at Presidio Golf Course on either Sat Feb 24 or Sun Feb 25. All players should be prepared to play on either day as no schedule requests will be taken.

The qualifying scores will be used to assign flights of 16 players each, as well as the seeding for match play. In the case of ties, there will be a card-off to determine who advances to play in each flight.

Flights 1-5 will play their first-round matches on Sat Mar 2, and Flights 6-10 will play their first-round matches on Sun Mar 3. All players should be prepared to play on either day as no schedule requests will be taken.

Qualifying, as well as the first two Open Match Flight rounds (Sat- Sun Mar 2-3, Sat Mar 16, will be played at Presidio Golf Course. The semifinal (Sat Mar 23) and final (Sun Mar 24) rounds will be played at TPC Harding Park Golf Course.

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

Players needing to withdraw should do so by filling out the form at sfgolfchampionship.com/con tact/ . 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.


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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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