San Francisco City Championship Open Division Results
25 Feb 2018
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: Lincoln Park Golf Course

Rico Diaz was small but powerful in his match against Ken Cachia
Rico Diaz was small but powerful in his match against Ken Cachia

SAN FRANCISCO, California (Feb. 25, 2018) -- The first round of Open Division match play was contested on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24 and 25 at Lincoln Park Golf Course, with it's amazing 17th hole overlooking the majestic Golden Gate Bridge.

The match of the weekend was definitely that between 12-year-old Rico Diaz from the SF First Tee of San Francisco against 33-year-old Ken Cachia. Despite his age (and height) disadvantage, Diaz advanced to the next round by a margin of 2 and 1. It's all friendly competition at "The City" -- and Cachia was happy to pose for a photo after the match.

Several matches went extra holes, including that between 13-year-old medalist Jackson Koivun and longtime Bay Area golfer Rick Shumate. Koivun ousted Shumate on the 20th hole.

One-upping Koivun in terms of length of match, Jason Stephens took 23 holes to defeat Bradley Haskins.

ABOUT THE San Francisco City Open Flights

**Due to COVID-19, the San Francisco City is postponed until October. Those who have already entered will be contacted shortly about their options.

Open to the first 210 entries received. There will be no refunds after entries close. No index is required. 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 first-round matches.

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

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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