Hagy, Miller and Suh win SF City Titles
- photo by Frank Albelda for amateurgolf.com
- photo by Frank Albelda for amateurgolf.com

MARCH 13, 2011 (San Francisco, CA) -- Cal redshirt freshman Brandon Hagy won the 95th San Francisco City Championship in an 8 and 7 victory over St. Ignatius High School Senior Jack Persons.

"He is just a very solid player," commented tournament director Brett Townley. "Fairways and greens ... fairways and greens." Persons played well but the prodigious Hagy drives that split the tree-lined fairways were too much for the George Washington University bound senior. "It's kind of difficult to make a move when he's always 40 yards ahead," Persons said.

In the Senior Division, the NCGA Player of the year Mark Miller took down the defending City Champ Herb Jensen 1-up, with a 10 foot par putt on the last hole.

It was a neck and neck match -- Jensen made birdie on No. 13 to tale a 1-up lead, but Miller came right back and birdied the long, straightaway 14th. Then Jensen sank a solid putt for par on the 15th after finding the left hazard, and the duo traded pars on No's. 16 and 17.

Miller's name is now on the same trophy as his friend Gary Vanier (who has one Senior title and several overall titles on his resume). After winning his semi-final match over Doug Johnson of Fresno, Miller got a three word text from Vanier, who doesn't waste his words.

"Seal the deal."

"I took that as a sign of support," laughed Miller, who went on to laud his opponent Jensen.

"He's a great wedge player, and one of the most solid chippers among Norcal seniors. And he's a nice guy - it was very congenial out there."

In the Women's final co-medalist Hannah Suh defeated Briana Mao of Folsom 1-up. Mao had rallied with wins on Nos. 16 and 17 but a halve at No. 18 clinched the championship for Suh, a Junior at Evergreen Valley High School.

NOTE: A full bracket for the Championship division is available by clicking "results" below. For the Senior or Women's Divisions, search for the tournament in our database and click the results tab.

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Previously Reported: MARCH 12, 2011 (San Francisco, CA) -- Jack Persons defeated University of Pacific senior Patrick Kucich 2 and 1, and 19-year-old Cal sophomore Brandon Hagy outlasted Timothy Bordeaux (20 holes) to set up today's Men's final at TPC Harding Park.

Results: San Francisco City Championship
WinCABrandon HagyWestlake Village, CA180
Runner-upCAJack PersonsSan Francisco, CA120
SemifinalsWAT.J. BordeauxTacoma, WA80
SemifinalsCAPatrick KucichStockton, CA80
QuarterfinalsCAGeorge GandranataEmeryville, CA50

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ABOUT THE San Francisco City Championship


*An NCGA Points Tournament*

**Entry procedure for 2023: Exempt players will have first chance to register. They will be emailed an access code to register, and registration for these players opens on January 3. Registration opens for all other players on January 15.

Exempt players may email results@amateurgolf.com to request an access code.

Exemption categories:

* The past 10 years of the San Francisco City Golf Champions
* 2022 San Francisco City Men’s Championship Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 men’s 2021-2022 NCGA Points Lists
* 2022 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Junior)
* 2022 USGA Event Qualifiers (Amateur, Mid- Amateur, Junior)

On January 15 at 8:00 am, registration will open to all players with a handicap index of 6.4 or lower as of the date of entry, and will remain open until the field limit (120 players) is reached. When the field limit is reached, all additional entrants will pre-qualify at Presidio Golf Club on Friday, March 10, 2023.

Players 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 $225 (must be paid prior to playing).

The 36-hole match play qualifier will be held March 11-12, 2023, with 18 holes played at TPC Harding Park and 18 holes at Presidio Golf Course for a combined 36-hole qualifying score.

There will be 156 players in the qualifying round with 64 players advancing to match play. When all qualifying has been completed, the Men’s Championship Flight will consist of 64 contestants. In the event of a playoff to qualify for match play, a player must be present in order to retain his right to participate in the playoff.

Match play will begin on March 18, 2023. All match play for the Championship Flight will be held at TPC Harding Park.

The use of carts is prohibited for players and caddies in the Men’s Championship Flight (Appendix I – Local Rule Applies)

A schedule of all dates of play can be found on the tournament website sfgolfchampionship.com.

The oldest municipal tournament in the USA. Match play event with scratch men's, senior men’s, 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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