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San Francisco City: Match Play continues
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Mar. 3, 2012) -- With unseasonably moderate temperatures and light breezes, the matches continued at the 96th San Francisco City. In the quarterfinals past champion Randy Haag met his match in Andrew Biggadike of San Mateo. Biggadike was 3-under-par after 16 holes and beat Haag 4 & 2.

In next weekend's quarterfinals Biggadike will meet Shintaro Ban. Ban battled 19 holes before defeating William Brueckner of Walnut Creek.

Weston Payne advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Daniel Faulkner 2 & 1. Payne will take on Jake Yount the newly reinstated amateur and prequalifier medalist. Yount scored a 2-up victory over San Francisco's Timothy Nelson.

In the lower bracket Cody Blick of Danville who downed no. 2 seed Nicolo Galletti in the first round advanced with a win on the 22nd hole against MJ Morin of Bakersfield. Blick will now meet up with Nicolas Hoya of So. San Francisco. Noya beat Brett Borchers of Pleasanton 3 & 1.

No. 3 seed Michael Weaver of Berkeley advanced with a decisive 6 & 4 victory over Mark Mance of San Francisco. Weaver will meet San Rafael's Alex Franklin next weekend. Franklin didn't see much of the back nine as he defeated Christopher Moreno-Hunt of Oakland 8 & 7.

The quarterfinals and semifinals continue next Saturday with the 36-hole finals played on Sunday.

Round of 32 Recap

Medalist and top seed Randy Haag, won his first match at the 96th San Francisco City 1-up over John Swain of San Francisco. Haag, the 2011 Stocker Cup champion, advanced in his quest to win his first City since 1999.

Number two seed Nicolo Galletti of Clayton fell to no. 32 seed, Cody Blick of Danville 4 & 2.

Jake Yount of Alamo, who was medalist in the pre-qualifer and made it through a playoff to make the cut, beat Lafayette's Rick Reinsberg 1-up.

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Results: San Francisco City Championship
WinCACody BlickDanville, CA180
Runner-upCAWeston PayneMenlo Park, CA120
SemifinalsCAAlex FranklinSan Rafael, CA80
SemifinalsCAShintaro BanSan Jose, CA80
QuarterfinalsCAAndrew BiggadikeBelmont, CA50

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ABOUT THE San Francisco City Championship

*An NCGA Points Tournament*

**New Entry Procedure for 2024: Registration opens for all players on October 1. There will be 50 spots held for exempt players under the following categories:

* The past 10 years of the San Francisco City Golf Champions
* 2023 San Francisco City Men’s Championship Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 men’s 2022-2023 NCGA Points Lists
* 2023 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid- Amateur, Junior)
* The top 3 finishers in each of the 6 AmateurGolf.com Winter Tour events (Dec 2023-Feb 2024)

Registration for exempt players, and for non- exempt players with a handicap index of 6.4 or lower as of the date of entry, opens on October 1 and will remain open until the field limit (120 players including spots reserved for exempt players) is reached. When the field limit is reached, all additional registrants will be entered in the pre-qualifier at Presidio Golf Club on Friday, March 8, 2024.

Once entries close, if there are any unfilled spots in the Men's Championship (due to fewer than 50 exempt players registering or withdrawals), they will be filled by Pre- Qualifier registrants in the order in which they registered.

Players entering pre-qualifying will pay an entry fee of $165 for the pre-qualifier, and those advancing from the pre-qualifier will pay the remainder of the entry fee (must be paid prior to playing).

The 36-hole match play qualifier will be held March 9-10, 2024, 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 16, 2024. All match play for the Championship Flight (Mar 16-17, 23-24) will be held at TPC Harding Park.

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

WITHDRAWALS AND REFUND POLICY
Players needing to withdraw should do so by filling out the form at sfgolfchampionship.com/contact/. Players withdrawing before the entry deadline of February 19 will receive a refund of their entry fee minus $50. There will be no refunds after the entry deadline.

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

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ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO CITY CHAMPIONSHIP
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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