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SF City Championship: Pre Qualifying Results

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (February 3, 2006) -- The one month golf extravaganza that is also known as the San Francisco City Championship kicked off today at 8:00am at a fog-swept Lincoln Park Golf Course. The event of the day was a pre-qualifier for entry into the Championship Division.

"Balls were plugging, it was hard to see the ball on the first few holes, and in the end we spent about six hours out there, but it was all worth it," said Greg Wardle, a North Beach resident who easily made the field at 74.

Lincoln Park is a par-68 that defends that number by balancing seemingly easy par 4's with one of the toughest set of par 3's in the Bay Area, including the famous 17th, which overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge. Add in the "playing the ball down in a wet San Francisco weather" effect and you wind up with a score of 1-over-par 69, posted by Christopher Wilderotter of Oakland, pacing the field. Nate Weidner and Eoghan Canniffe were right behind him at 70, and the final spot was won by Taylor Hoover, who emerged from a group of 8 players who were deadlocked at 77 via a sudden-death playoff.

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Final results from the San Francisco City Championship pre-qualifier, played at the 5146 yard, par 68 Lincoln Park Golf Course:

69 75
Christopher Wilderotter Dwight Eschliman
Dan Koehn
70 Ian Albrecht
Nate Weidner Andrew De Guzman
Eoghan Canniffe John Crowe
Jack Bieber
71 Mark Pacheco
Robson Turner Kevin Alexander
Dave Ware Tommy Bergeron
Jay Scheller
Mike Wiechers 76
Mark Freeland Mark Scofield
Robert Jacobs
72 Andrew Wood
Aris Pope Tyler Eliopoulos
Dave Stone Gary Leonard
Justin Madison Matt Arney
Bryant Williams Enada Jang
John Hasse Alfred Oppenheim
Tak Taoyama
73 Keven Rutherford
Patrick Walter
Gregg Hileman 77
Chris Manfrin Taylor Hoover (playoff Winner)
Ryan Wilson failed to qualify
Jim Williams David Fein
Adam Cioth
74 Rick Shumate
Mike Granelli Devin Hexner
Ernesto Moreno Stephen Kilman
Jim Simpson Steven Lico
David Rathjen Peter Moren
Jeff Coffey
Bobby Pereira 78
James Morphy James Frisbie
Greg Wardle Christopher Flood
Darren Shaw Jon Norris
Clark Guittard Richard Saavedra
Yosuke Ariga
Steven Batte
79
Roland Maples Jr
Mark Hemenez
Jeffrey Ponce
Steven Landi
Dave Swanson


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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