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
*An NCGA Points Tournament*
Open to the first 84
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
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
will advance to match play. Players’ scores will
determine seeding for
match play. All rounds will be played at
TPC Harding Park
Match play starts Wed Mar 13, with
matches scheduled for Sat-Sun Mar 16-17 and the
semis and finals on Sat-
A schedule of all dates of
play can be found on the tournament website
WITHDRAWALS AND REFUND POLICY
Players needing to withdraw should do so by filling
out the form at sfgolfchampionship.com/contact/
. Players withdrawing
of February 19
will receive a
refund of their entry fee minus
$50. There will be no refunds after the entry
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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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