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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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.

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

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