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
**The Non-Exempt field limit has been
and all Non-Exempt players should
enter the Men's
Exempt players should contact
firstname.lastname@example.org to request a
registration code so they can register (exempt
players can register until the entry
deadline or when there are 50 exempt player
*An NCGA Points Tournament*
**New Entry Procedure for 2024:
Registration will open for all players on
October 1. There will be 50 spots held for
players under the following
* The past 10 years of the San Francisco City
* 2023 San Francisco City Men’s
Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 men’s 2022-2023 NCGA Points
* 2023 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid-
* The top 3 finishers in each of the 6 AmateurGolf.com Winter
(Dec 2023-Feb 2024)
Registration for exempt players, and for non-
players with a handicap index
of 6.4 or lower
as of the date of
open on October 1 and will
open until the field limit (120 players including
reserved for exempt players)
is reached. When the field limit is reached, all
additional registrants will be entered in
pre-qualifier at Presidio Golf Club on Friday,
Once entries close, if there are any unfilled
the Men's Championship (due to
fewer than 50 exempt players registering
or withdrawals), they will be filled by Pre-
registrants in the order in which
Players entering pre-qualifying will pay an
of $165 for the pre-qualifier, and
advancing from the pre-qualifier will pay the
remainder of the entry fee (must be paid
prior to playing).
The 36-hole match play qualifier will be held
9-10, 2024, with
18 holes played at TPC Harding Park and 18
Course for a combined 36-hole qualifying
There will be 156 players in the qualifying
64 players advancing to match play. When all
qualifying has been completed, the Men’s
Championship Flight will consist of 64
In the event of a playoff to qualify for
player must be present in order to retain his
to participate in the playoff.
Match play will begin on March 16, 2024. All
match play for the Championship Flight (Mar
23-24) will be held
at TPC Harding Park.
A schedule of all dates of
play can be found on the tournament website
WITHDRAWALS AND REFUND
Players needing to withdraw should do so by
out the form at sfgolfchampionship.com/con
. Players withdrawing before
the entry deadline of February 19
refund of their entry fee minus
$50. There will be no refunds after the
The use of carts is prohibited for players and
in the Men’s Championship Flight (Appendix I
ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO CITY
The oldest municipal tournament in the USA.
play event with scratch men's, senior men’s,
women's, senior women’s, and open flight
Past champions include Ken Venturi, Harvie
Juli Inkster, Bob Rosburg, George Archer, and
Dorothy Delasin. Some of the “non winners”
Tom Watson and Johnny Miller. Click the
for more about this wonderful event.
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