San Francisco City Championship Qualifying Results

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Febrary 15, 2010)--High school player Cory McElyea of Santa Cruz is Medalist; he and sixty-three players advanced through final qualifying to join exempt defending champion Carlos Briones in Saturday's first round of match play

Cory McElyea of Santa Cruz, who has signed a letter of intent to play college golf at the University of Washington, was the medalist at Lincoln Park Golf Course. McElyea fired rounds of 70-68 to finish one shot ahead of George Gandranata, Taylor Travis, and pre-qualifying medalist Mac McClung.

1999 San Francisco City champion Randy Haag advanced with rounds of 69-75, while 1995-1996 champion Jim Evans also advanced with rounds of 73-76. Jamie Core, last year's runner-up to Briones, advanced with rounds of 75-70.

The first round of match play is set for Saturday, February 20 at Harding Park Golf Course. Match play will continue each weekend until the final two players play for the championship on Sunday, March 7.

For results of the San Francisco City Championship 36-hole stroke play qualifying, click here.

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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