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Hagy, Miller and Suh win SF City Titles

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

** 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.

MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION
$300 ENTRY FEE INCLUDES ALL GREEN FEES.

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.

ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO CITY CHAMPIONSHIP
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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