Weekend Primer: 'The City' and more
08 Mar 2013
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: San Francisco City 2020 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP, TPC Harding Park Golf Course

The snow has fallen in the midwest and it's currently falling in the northeast, but in other parts of the country, the golf schedule is heating up.

This weekend is a key portion of the early part of the golf season in many locales across the country.

The focus among mid-amateurs and seniors will lie in misty San Francisco where the nation's oldest municipal championship concludes.

Match play continues in the men's, senior and women's events at 'The City' and amateurgolf.com will continue to provide coverage throughout the completion at TPC Harding Park.

The Men's championship moves to the quarterfinals where top-seeded Andrew Biggadike and red-hot No. 3 seed Alex Franklin seem to be on a collision course.

In the women's division, qualifying medalist Casie Cathrea is a woman on a mission. She was a big winner in stroke play and rolled through her Round of 16 matchup. Can her solid play continue through the weekend?

Finally, the senior division rolls on. Defending champion Jim Williams, former winner Gary Vanier, Ken Noonan and Bob Rowland have their eyes on the prize when semifinal play begins Saturday morning.

Also in the pacific northwest, Bandon Dunes --- and more specifically, the Old Macdonald course --- hosts the Bandon Dunes Collegiate Championship. Gonzaga University serves as the host as some of the nation's top collegiate players and teams take aim at the title.

The Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters also hosts some of the nation's most promising NCAA players. Top-ranked Cal will go for its eighth win of the year against 12 of the top 13 teams in the country, according to Golfstat.

Amateurgolf.com will have ongoing coverage of these events and more throughout the weekend. Click here for the latest coverage.

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.

A schedule of all dates of play can be found on the tournament website sfgolfchampionship.com.

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