Defending champ Anthony to meet Peterson in SF City final
Jason Anthony
Jason Anthony

Recent champions of the San Francisco City Championship have skewed young, but they include some of the finest Bay Area-based college players to pass through the game in recent years. In that respect, defending champion Jason Anthony is a little different.

At 35 years old, Anthony is making a case for the mid-ams. But with one more match-play victory at TPC Harding Park, the Fairfield, Calif., resident could stand out for another reason. Not since Jim Evans in 1996 has a San Francisco City champion defended his title.

Anthony, the No. 2 seed, advanced through his quarterfinal and semifinal matches on Saturday with relative ease. He took down Brett Viboch, 4 and 3, to start the day, then met Viboch’s four-ball partner Bobby Bucey (the two medaled at the 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball) in the afternoon.

With more at stake, the afternoon match was a little tighter. Anthony advanced through that one by a 2-up margin.

On Sunday, Anthony will meet Evan Peterson for a 36-hole final. Peterson, the No. 12 seed, played even fewer holes than Anthony on Saturday. He defeated William Parker, 5 and 4, in the quarterfinals then took down Tony Verna, 6 and 5, in the semifinals.

Peterson is a redshirt junior on the St. Mary’s College roster who hails from Clovis, Calif.

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

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ABOUT THE San Francisco City Championship

** The qualifying field for the San Francisco City Men's Championship qualifier has been reached 120 players. Players may enter the Pre-Qualifier here. Please see below for a description of the entry process.


Match Play qualifying will be held February 15-16, 2020 and will consist of 36 holes played at TPC Harding Park and Lincoln Park Golf Courses.

From November 1 - November 30, registration will be open only for exempt players under the following categories:

* The Past Ten years of San Francisco City Champions
* 2019 San Francisco City Men’s Championship Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 Individuals 2018-2019 NCGA Points Lists
* 2019 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Junior)
* 2019 USGA Event Qualifiers (Amateur, Mid- Amateur, Junior)

On December 1 at 8:00am, registration will open to all players with a handicap index of 6.4 or lower as of 12/01/2019, and will remain open until the field limit is reached. Once the field limit is reached, all additional entrants will pre-qualify at Lincoln Park on Friday, February 14.

Those entering pre-qualifying will pay an entry fee of $150 for the pre-qualifier, and those advancing from the pre-qualifier will pay an additional $150.

Once all qualifying has been completed, the Men’s Championship Flight will consist of 32 contestants -- the defending champion if entered (who will be the #2 seed), and the remainder from the Men’s Championship qualifier.

If the defending champion wishes to play in qualifying for Medalist honors, he loses the #2 seed and will be seeded accordingly if he qualifies successfully.

*In the event of a playoff for match play a player must be present in order to retain his right to participate in the playoff.

Match play will begin on February 22, 2019. All match play for the Championship Flight will be held at TPC Harding Park.

The oldest municipal tournament in the USA. Match play event with scratch men's, senior, 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.

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