Jason Anthony won his first SF City Championship on Sunday
SAN FRANCISCO, California (March 18, 2018) — Over two weeks ago, top Bay Area golfers began their campaigns to earn the prestigious and storied title of San Francisco City Golf Champion, an honor sought after by local greats like Johnny Miller and Ken Venturi, as well as by visiting collegiate talents like Tom Watson who tried his luck in the event during his years at Stanford. For the 102nd year in a row, “The City” has delivered a company of worthy champions.
Breaking through to win his first SF City Championship title, Jason Anthony
, 34, was able to get the best of his young opponent Max Ting
in Sunday’s 36-hole final match of the 64-man match play event. Anthony, who had been trying to end the match for some time, was able to finally finish 18-year-old high school senior on the par-3 17th.
“It was kind of getting away from me on the back nine. You know, its a lot of golf. I’m 34 years old, playing against 18-year-olds. It’s a lot of golf and my body really did start to give out. Just needed to fight as hard as I could, and got it done.”
A product of Bay Area golf and a quarterfinalist in last years event, there were few in the field more deserving of a win this weekend then Jason “Old Man” Anthony.
(Global Golf Post photo)
In the Senior division, Randy Haag
defeated Scott Anderson
, closing the match 4&3 with a win on the par-4 15th. The 2018 senior champion and part-time golf blogger is no stranger to success on the Harding fairways, with wins in both the senior and men’s championship divisions in 2016 and 1999 respectively. This victory, however, follows what was a tough year at Harding Park in 2017 for Haag.
“I played some of my poorest golf (last year),” explained Haag. "As a matter of fact, it might have been my worst loss ever on this golf course, so there was some vindication in my mind for everything that was off that day.”
Today, all was forgiven for Haag, who is once again taking home the trophy of the tournament that he calls the most important tournament in his life, a big statement coming from a guy who has played in 38 USGA events, including seven U.S. Amateur Championships and three U.S. Senior Opens. For Haag though, the Bay area is home, and there are few better places to be known as the champ than among your own.
In the Women's Championship, Los Altos High School senior Simar Singh was able to hold off Aman Sangha, former Cañada College team captain and recent Portland State commit. The two went 33 holes before Singh closed out the match, 4&3.
“We’ve been playing with each other since I was eight years old and she was maybe ten. I respect her game so much, and she is a great competitor and a great friend,” said Singh of her opponent Sangha who is just a few years older.
Like Sangha, the 17-year-old Singh will also be heading to the Pacific Northwest this fall, where she will begin her college career playing Division I NCAA golf at the University of Oregon.
In the Super Senior division, Mark Miller
scored a 4&3 win over Mike Parnow
to add a Super Senior title to the Senior championship he won in 2011.
In the Open Flights, the winners were: Tyler Burnes (Ken Venturi Flight), Matthew Fegley (George Archer Flight), Abi Vickram (Mayor Ed Lee Flight), Brad Payne (Sandy Tatum Flight), and Naputt Aroonchaipirom (Ray Pelligrini Flight).
ABOUT THE San Francisco City Championship
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM
OCTOBER 1, 2021
MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION
$300 ENTRY FEE INCLUDES ALL GREEN FEES.
**Entry procedure for fall 2021:
players, and 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
will then open for all other players on August
* The past 10 years of the San Francisco City Golf
* 2020 San Francisco City Men’s Championship
Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 men’s 2019-2020 NCGA Points Lists
* 2020 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid-Amateur,
* 2020 USGA Event Qualifiers (Amateur, Mid-
On August 1, 2020 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
until the field limit (120 players) is reached.
When the field limit is reached, all additional entrants
will pre-qualify at Lincoln Park on Friday,
October 29, 2021.
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
The 36-hole match play qualifier will be held October
30 and 31, 2021, with
18 holes played at TPC Harding Park and 18 holes at
Lincoln Park Golf
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 November 6, 2021. All
play for the Championship Flight will be held at
TPC Harding Park.
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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