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
Roland Maples Jr
Mark Hemenez
Jeffrey Ponce
Steven Landi
Dave Swanson

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 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

Players needing to withdraw should do so by filling out the form at 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.

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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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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