Koivun Medals in SF City Open Qualifying
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.
ABOUT THE San Francisco City Open Flights
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM OCTOBER 1,
**Entry procedure for fall 2021:
Players who were in the
field this spring before the tournament was postponed will have
first chance to re-register. They will be emailed an access code to
register, and registration for these players will open on July
. Registration will then open for all other players on
Open to the first 210 entries received. No
index is required. There will
be no refunds after entries close.
Contestants will play an 18-
hole qualifying round at Lincoln Park Golf Course.
The low 192 scores following qualifying will be used
to assign flights of 16 players each, as well
as the seeding for match play. In case of ties, there
will be a card-off to determine who
advances to play in each flight. Qualifying, as well as
the first two Open Match Flight rounds,
will be played at Lincoln Park Golf Course. The
semifinal and final rounds will be played at TPC
Harding Park Golf Course.
No requests will be taken for a preferred playing
day (Sat or Sun) of either the qualifier or
A schedule of all dates of play can be found on the
ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO CITY
The oldest municipal tournament in the
play event with scratch men's, senior, women's,
divisions. Past champions include Ken
Venturi, Harvie Ward, Juli Inkster, Bob Rosburg,
George Archer, and Dorothy Delasin. Some
'non winners' include Tom Watson and
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