San Francisco City: Match Play Underway

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2009) -- First and second round matches were played Saturday and Sunday at Harding Park, and a complete bracket is available by clicking on the "view results" link at the bottom of this page.

Medalist Randy Haag got a chance for revenge as he played Reid Scarff, who had won a sudden-death playoff over Haag at the amateurgolf.com Christmas Classic in December. This time, it was Haag, who won 4 & 3.

Defending Champ Martin Trainer had his hands full with Darryl Donovan of Morgan Hill, winning 1-up.

amateurgolf.com members who won first round matches include Haag, Trainer, Andrew Biggadike, Andrew Nottenkamper, Andrey Mindirgasov, Matt Miller, Adam Ichikawa, Jamie Core, Andrew Damron, Bruce Hanavan, Daniel Covrig, Matt Marshall, Jonny Baxter, Wayne Ahlstrom, Buck Branson, Nick Sako, and Scott Hardy.

Haag advanced easily on Sunday over Spencer Biersdorff, 5 & 4. Biersdorff was a winner by default in the first round, and Haag left him little time to warm up. Defending Champ Trainer again went to the 18th hole, this time against Daniel Maier.

St. Marys College golf coach Scott Hardy defeated Nick Sako, a Senior at Menlo Atherton H.S. who recently signed a letter of intent to play for Hardy at St. Marys in 2009. Both players are excellent in match play - Sako was a quarterfinalist in this event in 2008 and Hardy has made the semi-finals of the USGA Mid Amateur twice in the past 4 years.

Results: San Francisco City Championship
WinCACarlos BrionesSan Lorenzo, CA150
Runner-upCanadaJamie CoreCanada100
SemifinalsCAScott HardyPleasant Hill, CA65
SemifinalsCADrew OlsonBerkeley, CA65
QuarterfinalsCARandy HaagOrinda, CA45

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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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