Jason Anthony (pictured) will face Max Ting in the final on Sunday
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 17, 2018) - 34-year-old Jason Anthony of Fairfield will take on high school senior Max Ting of Atherton in the San Francisco City Championship match play final.
Each player won two matches on Saturday to advance to the final match, to be played at TPC Harding Park on Sunday morning. Anthony edged Brendan Hy in the morning, 1 up, before taking out Tommy Semereaux 3&2 in the afternoon. Ting defeated Brett Viboch 2&1 and then scored a 2 up win over Caleb Shetler 2&1.
Ting won each of his five matches as the lower seed, and he'll be the lower seed in the final as well. Anthony qualified as the #3 seed, with Ting seeded #52. But as Ting has shown, seeds don't mean much in an 18-hole match.
Anthony has plenty of match play experience, making it to the quarterfinals in last year's City and making the second round of the U.S. Mid-Amateur last year. Ting too is on a match play roll, having won 7 of his last 8 matches in the City.
2016 Senior City champion Randy Haag of Orinda will go for his second win in three years on Sunday, when he faces Scott Anderson of Danville.
Both players should be fresh for the final match. Haag only played 13 holes in a 6&5 win over Corey West on Saturday, while Anderson only played 12 holes in a 7&6 win over James Camaione.
Haag, who won the regular City Championship in 1999, has yet to be taken to the 17th hole in any of his matches so far.
In the Women's Championship, 17-year-old Simar Singh of Los Altos will play 20-year-old Aman Sangha of San Mateo in the final match on Sunday morning.
Singh beat Sabrina Iqbal in her morning match, 2&1, before taking out Madelyn Gamble in the afternoon, 3&2.
Sangha, currently a sophomore at Cañada College who will play at Portland State University next year, won her morning match 4&3 over Elizabeth Scholtes, and then beat Arrielle Swan 2&1 in the afternoon.
SUPER SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
2011 Senior City champion Mark Miller of Brentwood will be looking to add a Super Senior title on Sunday, when he takes on Mike Parnow of Sonoma.
Each player defeated a former SF City champion on Saturday to advance to the final match. Miller beat the 2010 Senior City champion Herb Jensen 3&2, while Parnow took out the two-time (2013, 2017) and defending champion Ron Johnson.
12-year-old Jackson Koivun of San Jose defeated 52-year-old Tony Ralph of Sunnyvale, 1 up, to advance to the final of the Ken Venturi bracket. He will face 21-year-old Tyler Burnes of Bakersfield in the final, after Burnes scored a convincing 6&5 win over Alex Woodward of Oakland.
In the George Archer bracket, Jim Floresca beat Jonathan Gould 1 up to advance to the final to play Matthew Fegley, who beat Kelly Cooper 6&5.
In the Mayor Ed Lee bracket, it will be Abi Vickram versus Tom Ebergen in the final match. Both scored big wins on Saturday--Vickram 8&7 over Dino Siotos, and Ebergen 6&5 over William Olinger.
Brad Payne will face Matt Strube in the final of the Sandy Tatum bracket. Payne beat Chistopher Chin 3&1 on Saturday, while Strube defeated William Wei 6&5.
In the Ray Pellegrini Flight bracket, it will be Robert Cox against Naputt Aroonchaipirom in the final. Cox won 4&2 over Vinny Moran on Saturday, while Aroonchaipirom edged Michael Lopez 1 up.
San Francisco City Championship Final Match Schedule
(The Men and Women will play 36 holes; all others will be 18 holes)
7:30am, Max Ting v. Jason Anthony (Men)
7:41am, Simar Singh v. Aman Sangha (Women)
10:18am, Jackson Koivun v. Tyler Burnes (Ken Venturi Open Flight)
10:27am, Jim FLoresca v. Matthew Fegley (George Archer Open Flight)
10:36am, Abi Vickram v. Tom Ebergen (Mayor Ed Lee Open Flight)
10:45am, Brad Payne v. Matt Strube (Sandy Tatum Open Flight)
10:54am, Robert Cox v. Naputt Aroonchaipirom (Ray Pelligrini Open Flight)
11:12am, Randy Haag v. Scott Anderson (Senior)
11:21am, Mark Miller v. Mike Parnow (Super Senior)
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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