Stephens tops open division qualifier for San Francisco City
The view from Lincoln Park Golf Course (Photo courtesy Lincoln Park Golf Course)
After two days of open qualifying for the San Francisco City Amateur, Jason Stephens turned in the best 18-hole score at Lincoln Park, a par-68 layout in San Francisco. Stephens managed to keep a relatively clean card with just four bogeys and the rest pars. His 72 left him with medalist honors by a shot.
Qualifying went off over two days at Lincoln Park, but with each player logging just one round. Conditions were wet after the Bay Area received a thorough soaking. It made Stephens’ steady round all the more impressive.
The low 192 scores following qualifying will be used to assign six flights of 32 players each, as well as the seeding for match play. Qualifying, as well as the first four open flight rounds will be played at Lincoln Park Golf Course. The semifinal and final rounds will be played at TPC Harding Park Golf Course.
Behind Stephens, who played on Sunday, Bobby Pereira was second with a 5-over 73. Pereira, who played on Saturday had a slightly more colorful, and his birdie at the 18th ultimately cost him a share of medalist honors.
Finn O’Kelly had a 6-over 74 on Saturday to leave him in solo third. Two men tied for fourth another shot back at 7 over, Tony Ralph and Chris Young.
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ABOUT THE San Francisco City Open Flights
**Please note -- this is not the championship
division or pre-qualifier. The Open Flights are for
not participating in the championship divisions and
are typically for mid-to-high handicappers.
Open to the first 160 entries received. No
index is required. There will
be no refunds after entries close.
will play an 18-hole qualifying round at Presidio Golf
The qualifying scores 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 Presidio Golf Course. The
semifinal and final rounds will be played at TPC
Harding Park Golf Course.
A schedule of all dates of play can be found on the
tournament website sfgolfchampionship.com
ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO CITY
The oldest municipal tournament in the
USA. Match play event with scratch men's, senior,
senior women's and open flight
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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