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-upCAWes 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*

**Entry procedure for 2022: 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
* 2021 San Francisco City Men’s Championship Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 men’s 2020-2021 NCGA Points Lists
* 2021 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Junior)
* 2021 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 Lincoln Park on Friday, March 18, 2022.

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 $150 (must be paid prior to playing).

The 36-hole match play qualifier will be held March 19-20, 2022, with 18 holes played at TPC Harding Park and 18 holes at Lincoln Park 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 26, 2022. 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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