Past champs still alive in San Francisco City senior semifinals
Randy Haag rolls one in his match with Gary Vanier (Photo by Mike Benham, for AmateurGolf.com)
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.
, 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
SUPER SENIOR DIVISION
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.
WOMEN'S SENIOR DIVISION
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
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM OCTOBER 1, 2021
SENIOR MEN'S DIVISION
$225 ENTRY FEE INCLUDES ALL GREEN FEES.
**Entry procedure for fall 2021:
Players who were in the field this spring before the
tournament was postponed will have first chance to re-register. They will be emailed an
access code to register, and registration for these players will open on July 1
Registration will then open for all other players on August 1
Open to the first 110 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
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. There will be no refunds
after entries close.
All rounds will be played at
TPC Harding Park
A schedule of all dates of
play can be found on the tournament website
ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO CITY
The oldest municipal
tournament in the
play event with scratch men's, senior, women's,
divisions. Past champions include Ken
Venturi, Harvie Ward, Juli Inkster, Bob Rosburg,
George Archer, and Dorothy Delasin.
Some of the 'non winners' include Tom
and Johnny Miller. Click the 'history' tab for
more about this wonderful event.
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