Tilly leads San Francisco City qualifying
Finigan Tilly during the 2017 Bayonet Black Horse Am (AGC photo)
Finigan Tilly during the 2017 Bayonet Black Horse Am (AGC photo)

The San Francisco City Championship has begun, and so far, Finigan Tilly is the man on top. The San Carlos, Calif., resident had a 2-under 70 at TPC Harding Park in the first round of qualifying. Tilly, stroke-play medalist at the 2017 NCGA Match Play Championship, birdied his final hole for a one-shot edge.

Tilly is a member of the Cal men’s golf team who also won the Bayonet Black Horse Amateur in 2017.

Jake Yount finished solo second with a 1-under 71 that included six birdies but also a handful of high numbers. Yount had three bogeys and a double at the par-4 fifth.

Behind Yount, Scott Rescigno bogeyed his final two holes for an even-par 72.

All three of the top finishers played their qualifier at TPC Harding Park, but half of the field played the par-68 Lincoln Park Golf Club.

Rajvir Bedi, Ned Jensen and Brian Cooper Hunt had the best scores at Lincoln Park and at 1 over, were part of a seven-man tie for fourth. That group also included Colt McNealy, who bogeyed his first and last holes for a 1-over 73 at Harding Park. McNealy, younger brother to former Stanford player and current professional Maverick McNealy, is a regular on the California amateur circuit.

Seven more players tied for 11th at 2-over 74.

Results: San Francisco City Championship
WinCAEvan PetersonClovis, CA180
Runner-upCAJason AnthonyFairfield, CA120
SemifinalsCAAnthony VernaOrinda, CA80
SemifinalsCABobby BuceyConcord, CA80
QuarterfinalsCATravis PetersonSanta Rosa, CA50

View full results for San Francisco City Championship

ABOUT THE San Francisco City Championship

**The Non-Exempt field limit has been reached and all Non-Exempt players should enter the Men's Pre-Qualifier

Exempt players should contact to request a registration code so they can register (exempt players can register until the entry deadline or when there are 50 exempt player registrations).

*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 exempt players under the following categories:

* The past 10 years of the San Francisco City Golf Champions
* 2023 San Francisco City Men’s Championship Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 men’s 2022-2023 NCGA Points Lists
* 2023 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid- Amateur, Junior)
* The top 3 finishers in each of the 6 Winter Tour events (Dec 2023-Feb 2024)

Registration for exempt players, and for non- exempt players with a handicap index of 6.4 or lower as of the date of entry, will open on October 1 and will remain open until the field limit (120 players including spots reserved for exempt players) is reached. When the field limit is reached, all additional registrants will be entered in the pre-qualifier at Presidio Golf Club on Friday, March 8, 2024.

Once entries close, if there are any unfilled spots in the Men's Championship (due to fewer than 50 exempt players registering or withdrawals), they will be filled by Pre- Qualifier registrants in the order in which they registered.

Players entering pre-qualifying will pay an entry fee of $165 for the pre-qualifier, and those 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 March 9-10, 2024, with 18 holes played at TPC Harding Park and 18 holes at Presidio 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 play, a player must be present in order to retain his right to participate in the playoff.

Match play will begin on March 16, 2024. All match play for the Championship Flight (Mar 16-17, 23-24) will be held at TPC Harding Park.

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

Players needing to withdraw should do so by filling out the form at tact/ . Players withdrawing before the entry deadline of February 19 will receive a refund of their entry fee minus $50. There will be no refunds after the entry deadline.

The use of carts is prohibited for players and caddies in the Men’s Championship Flight (Appendix I – Local Rule Applies)

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 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.

View Complete Tournament Information

Latest in, Inc.
6965 El Camino Real 105-631
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Instagram X Facebook YouTube