Past champs still alive in San Francisco City senior semifinals
23 Feb 2020
by Staff

see also: TPC Harding Park Golf Course

Randy Haag rolls one in his match with Gary Vanier (Photo by Mike Benham, for
Randy Haag rolls one in his match with Gary Vanier (Photo by Mike Benham, for

After a weekend of matches, the San Francisco City Senior Championship is down to the final four, with two past champions still alive at TPC Harding Park.

The players have been treated to ideal course conditions as Harding Park prepares to host its first-ever major championship, the PGA Championship in May.

Jim Knoll (Mike Benham photo)
The defending champion Jim Knoll won two matches over the weekend to book his place in the semifinals, first beating Kevin Kobalter 1 up and then taking out Mark Martin 2 and 1. He will next face qualifying co-medalist Scott Anderson, who needed only 27 holes to win his two matches, including an 8 and 7 romp on Sunday.

Randy Haag, who like Knoll is a two-time winner in this event, beat Jeff Mertel 2 and 1 and then took down four-time champion Gary Vanier 5 and 3 to reach the semis. He will face Larry Salk, who like Anderson got his work done in only 27 holes.

Another two-time champ, Jim Williams, lost his first-round match 2 up to Thomas Beer. The other qualifying co-medalist, Joey Ferrari, won his first match but lost to Salk on Sunday.

Related: Ferrari, Anderson pace San Francisco City senior qualifying


Herb Jensen won his two matches over the weekend, including a 4 and 3 win on Sunday over the qualifying medalist Robbie Thompson, to reach the semifinals of the Super Senior division. He will next face Neil Duffy, who won his quarterfinal match over David Hemrick by the same 4 and 3 score.

A third quarterfinal match ended on the 15th green, with David Bosley defeating the defending champion Frank Pieper 4 and 3. Bosley will face Dan Bieber, who won his two matches 5 and 4; and 2 and 1.


Stroke play medalist Erika Corradi reached the semifinals of the Women's Senior division, with a 5 and 4 win over Helen Lee on Sunday. She will face Kelly Simpson, who was a 3 and 2 winner over Elizabeth Hobson.

Diana McInnis and Soran Lim make up the other semifinal matchup, after defeating Pamela Palmieri and Kazumi Monaco, respectively.

Play continues next weekend at TPC Harding Park, with the champions crowned on Sunday.

ABOUT THE San Francisco City Senior

*An NCGA Points Tournament*

Open to the first 84 entries received. Participants must have an index of 9.4 or lower as of the date of entry and must be 55 or older as of the first day of the tournament. Qualifying will consist of one 18- hole stroke play round (Tue Mar 12) after which the Senior Men's Championship Flight will consist of 32 match-play contestants.

In case of ties, a card-off (see SF City Golf Championship Playoff Procedures) will determine the players who will advance to match play. Players’ scores will determine seeding for match play. All rounds will be played at TPC Harding Park Golf Course.

Match play starts Wed Mar 13, with matches scheduled for Sat-Sun Mar 16-17 and the semis and finals on Sat- Sun Mar 23-24.

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 . 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.


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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.

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