SF City Championship: 36 hole qualifying results
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 12, 2006) -- Joseph Bramlett of Saratoga paced qualifiers for the San Francisco City Championship as 36 holes of medal play wound up with a total of 70 players at 153 or better.

To determine the final 4 positions for match play (which begins next weekend) 11 players headed down No. 1 at Harding Park at approximately 4pm on Sunday. It took only two holes to trim the numbers and the 4 final spots were taken by:

- Rob Frye, San Francisco
- Tyler Eliopoulos, Novato
- Ken Noonan, Pleasanton
- Richard Castanon, San Leandro

Qualifying Notes:

- Fourteen year old Martin Trainer of Palo Alto was playing both courses for the first time this weekend. He shot a solid first round 69 at Lincoln Park. Although he was disappointed with his 81 today at Harding Park, it was good enough to carry him into his first SF City Championship.

- Greg Wardle of San Francisco shot 71 at Lincoln Park on Saturday, then went 4-over-par for his first 8 holes at Harding Park on Sunday before lighting it up for his last 10 holes, which he played at 5-under par to shoot 71. "A hot putter" explained Wardle, a transplanted Australian who works for KPMG.

- Even hotter was Matt Foley of Menlo Park. Coming off a 12-over-par round of 80 at Lincoln Park (hey, it's easy to do..) Foley lit up Harding with a 4-under-par 68 on Sunday to easily qualify at 148.

- Wardle finished in a bunch at 142 that includes former SF City Champs Gary Vanier (he's won it 5 times) and Randy Haag of The Olympic Club (Haag fired 67 at Lincoln on Sunday) and back-to-back winner in 1995-1996 Jim Evans. Add in NCGA Player of the year in 2005 Bob Niger and it's clear that experience and skill play equal roles in success in this tourney.

- Medalist Joseph Bramlett, a Senior at St. Francis High School in Mountain View, is a junior prodigy who will play for Stanford University this fall. As a 14-year old, Bramlett was the youngest-ever qualifier for the United States Amateur (in 2002) and he has State High School and back-to-back Santa Clara County titles under his belt. Look out!

36 hole Championship Flight qualifying results from the San Francisco City Championship at Lincoln Park and Harding Park G.C.'s follow:

Name Hometown Scores
Joseph Bramlett Saratoga 72-68--140
Rick Reinsberg Lafayette 70-71--141
Steve Wilson Discovery Bay 72-69--141
Bob Niger El Dorado Hills 75-67--142
Gary Vanier Pleasant Hill 73-69--142
Greg Wardle San Francisco 71-71--142
Jim Evans Redwood City 72-70--142
Randy Haag Burlingame 75-67--142
Garett Wagner Brantwood 75-68--143
Jeff Hamm Danville 71-72--143
Kory Storer Hillsborough 73-70--143
Ryan Wilson San Francisco 68-75--143
Will Johnson San Francisco 73-70--143
Erick Thorson Emeryville 73-71--144
Keigo Painter Burlingame 70-74--144
Elliot Wainwright Hillsborough 75-70--145
Justin Madison San Jose 69-76--145
Blake Yu Alameda 77-70--147
Cory Powell Atascadero 78-69--147
Freddy Wolfe Piedmont 74-73--147
Gregor Main Danville 78-69--147
Jake Bieber Alamo 73-74--147
Jerry Ledzinski Carmel 77-70--147
Jim Porter Vacaville 77-70--147
Kent Yamane San Jose 75-72--147
Kevin Kobalter San Rafael 71-76--147
Taylor Travis Fremont 72-75--147
Terry Foreman Antioch 74-73--147
Christopher Wilderotter Oakland 72-76--148
Clark Guittard San Francisco 73-75--148
Gregory Isom Vallejo 70-78--148
James Hay Fremont 76-72--148
Jud Spencer San Jose 73-75--148
Matthew Foley Menlo Park 80-68--148
Mike Wiechers Granite Bay 72-76--148
Ryan Thomas Alameda 80-68--148
Stephen Molinelli Burlingame 76-72--148
Andrew Biggadike Palo Alto 75-74--149
David Leuterio Sacramento 75-74--149
Enada Jang San Francisco 78-71--149
John Enright Montara 75-74--149
Michael Donnelly Clayton 74-75--149
Michael Vera Antioch 79-70--149
Sean McNamara Monte Sereno 74-75--149
Brandon Beck Oak Park 80-70--150
Ian Albrecht Sonoma 74-76--150
Jeff Nelson San Mateo 79-71--150
Josh Bleyle Mill Valley 79-71--150
Martin Trainer Palo Alto 69-81--150
Phillip Herrera Stockton 75-75--150
Scott Gilgallon San Francisco 75-75--150
Stephen Sparolini San Francisco 77-73--150
Tyler Brown San Ramon 77-73--150
Nate Weidner Castro Valley 73-78--151
Andrew Damron San Diego 79-73--152
Bill Barton San Pablo 79-73--152
Dan Whitehurst Pacifica 78-74--152
Dave Stone Danville 72-80--152
Dwight Eschliman San Francisco 74-78--152
Roman Hubalek Santa Rosa 76-76—152
Rob Frye San Francisco 77-76—153
Tyler Eliopoulos Novato 74-79--153
Ken Noonan Pleasanton 83-70—153
Richard Castanon San Leandro 75-78--153
Lost playoff for final spots in match play
Derek Chang Daly City 75-78--153
Jay Scheller San Francisco 77-76--153
Michael Prescott San Mateo 77-76--153
Patrick Walter Sunnyvale 69-84--153
Rex Aberle Woodbridge 75-78--153
Stephen Kilman Daly City 80-73--153
Taylor Hoover San Francisco 76-77--153
Tim Kellund Berkeley 80-73--153
failed to survive 36-hole cut
Alexander Duvivier San Mateo 83-71--154
Aris Pope Oakland 77-77--154
Arsenio Delasin S San Francisco 76-78--154
Chris Bailey El Dorado Hills 73-81--154
Chris Cuttone Merced 74-80--154
Craig King Santa Barbara 79-75--154
Ernesto Moreno San Jose 76-78--154
Jared Wise San Ramon 82-72--154
Jayson Samuli Livermore 83-71--154
Jeffrey Courtemanche Dublin 79-75--154
Jim Williams Orinda 75-79--154
John Crowe San Carlos 74-80--154
John Hasse Berkeley 75-79--154
Patrick Pernice Oakland 73-81--154
Trevor Carle Santa Rosa 78-76--154
Brian Oregan Walnut Creek 74-81--155
Dan Koehn Oakland 79-76--155
Gregg Hileman Daly City 78-77--155
Matt Arney Roseville 75-80--155
Chad Wood Sacramento 80-76--156
Jim Simpson Pleasanton 74-82--156
John Chung San Francisco 77-79--156
Mark Freeland San Francisco 78-78--156
Stanley Morrison San Francisco 74-82--156
Stephen Simpkin Mill Valley 77-79--156
Bobby Pereira Vallejo 78-79--157
Kevin Alexander Napa 79-78--157
Mark Pacheco Fremont 80-77--157
Nic Durst Yuba City 81-76--157
Peter Moren Danville 79-78--157
Spencer Fletcher Los Altos 78-79--157
Eric Steichen San Francisco 77-81--158
Jeff Zanassi Vacaville 81-77--158
Mike Cinelli Kentfield 75-83--158
Ray Pellegrini San Francisco 86-72--158
Rick Shumate Danville 79-79--158
Tommy Bergeron San Francisco 79-79--158
Brian Razzari Hayward 81-78--159
David Fein San Francisco 79-80--159
Derek Bravo San Jose 79-80--159
Mike Granelli clayton 80-79--159
Alfred Oppenheim Mill Valley 79-81--160
David Rathjen San Jose 79-81--160
Iose Iulio Alameda 77-83--160
Dave Ware Martinez 77-84--161
Tak Taoyama San Jose 75-86--161
Bradford Thomas San Anselmo 79-83--162
Alex Hunt San Jose 80-83--163
Andrew Wood Alameda 76-87--163
Bryant Williams Orinda 78-86--164
Jay Guittard San Leandro 85-79--164
Gary Leonard Ukiah 83-82--165
Loren Myrow San Mateo 87-78--165
James Morphy Folsom 79-87--166
Keven Rutherford Reno 84-82--166
Mark Scofield Orinda 89-78--167
Andrew De Guzman Oakland 78-90--168
Brendan Costello San Francisco 83-85--168
Robert Jacobs San Francisco 84-84--168
Stevan Peters Vallejo 82-87--169

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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