Biggadike Medals at San Francisco City
SAN FRANCISCO, California (Feb. 25, 2013) -- Someone once told me "Don't worry about what you shoot, nobody looks at the bottom of the leaderboard." But on San Francisco City Championship qualifying weekend, that couldn't be further from the truth.

It seems like the bottom of the scoreboard is where the action is, especially now that the format has been reduced so that only 32 players make match play, as opposed to the 64 of years past. This year, 8 players sweated it out to see if 149 would make it, and while it did technically keep them alive, their hopes were down to an 8-for-1 playoff for the last spot.

16-year-old Ryan Gronlund of Pleasanton, a member of the "A" group that played Lincoln Park on Saturday and Harding Park on Sunday, took advantage of his location (players that finish at Lincoln have to drive to Harding for the playoff) and the fact that he had just finished on No 18 to emerge from the pack with a par at the 18th, the second playoff hole.

Gronlund will face a tough customer in Andrew Biggadike of Belmont, who not only shot 140 to tie for the lowest qualifying score, but won a playoff of his own, for medalist honors against Tim Nelson. That playoff, which started on No. 18, ended there as Biggadike made par.

Many of the usual suspects such as past champions Nick Ushijima (143) and Randy Haag (148) are sure to provide their opponents with all the golf they can handle. Defending Champion Cody Blick will not be in the field; his brother Connor can keep the title in the family after squeaking in at 148.

2012 Tournament Series Co-Player of the Year Alex Franklin (with Randy Haag) finished in third at 142. has compiled all qualifying scores in order of finish, and included an alpha list of all 154 players in the field courtesy of Jason Dobey and the staff at Harding Park. Good luck to all players in match play and look out for our photographer roaming the fairways.

Results: San Francisco City Championship
WinCAWilliam BruecknerWalnut Creek, CA180
Runner-upCAIsaiah SalindaSouth San Francisco, CA120
SemifinalsCAAndrew BiggadikeBelmont, CA80
SemifinalsCAAlex FranklinSan Rafael, CA80
QuarterfinalsJapanNick UshijimaJapan50

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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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