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

see also: San Francisco City 2022 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



*An NCGA Points Tournament*

**Entry procedure for 2022: Exempt players will have first chance to register. They will be emailed an access code to register, and registration for these players opens on January 3. Registration opens for all other players on January 15.

Exempt players may email results@amateurgolf.com to request an access code.

Exemption categories:

* The past 10 years of the San Francisco City Golf Champions
* 2021 San Francisco City Men’s Championship Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 men’s 2020-2021 NCGA Points Lists
* 2021 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Junior)
* 2021 USGA Event Qualifiers (Amateur, Mid- Amateur, Junior)

On January 15 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, March 18, 2022.

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 March 19-20, 2022, 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 March 26, 2022. All match play for the Championship Flight will be held at TPC Harding Park.

The use of carts is prohibited for players and caddies in the Men’s Championship Flight (Appendix I – Local Rule Applies)

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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