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

**Field limit of 120 has been reached; players who have not registered should enter the Pre-Qualifier



*An NCGA Points Tournament*

**Entry procedure for fall 2021: Players who were in the field this spring before the tournament was postponed have first chance to re-register. They will be emailed an access code to register, and registration for these players opens on July 1. Registration opens for all other players on August 1.

**If you were in the field when the tournament was postponed, but did not receive an email with the access code (whether going to spam or being blocked by your email account), you can email results@amateurgolf.com to request an access code.

Exempt players who were not in the field when the tournament was postponed may email results@amateurgolf.com during the month of July to request an access code.

Exemption categories:

* The past 10 years of the San Francisco City Golf Champions
* 2020 San Francisco City Men’s Championship Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 men’s 2019-2020 NCGA Points Lists
* 2020 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Junior)
* 2020 USGA Event Qualifiers (Amateur, Mid- Amateur, Junior)

On August 1, 2020 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, October 29, 2021.

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.

The 36-hole match play qualifier will be held October 30 and 31, 2021, 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 November 6, 2021. All match play for the Championship Flight will be held at TPC Harding Park.

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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