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.

Results: San Francisco City Championship
WinCAWilliam BruecknerWalnut Creek, CA180
Runner-upCAIsaiah SalindaSouth San Francisco, CA120
SemifinalsCAAndrew BiggadikeBelmont, CA80
SemifinalsCAAlex FranklinSan Rafael, CA80
QuarterfinalsCAN. U.CA50

View full results for San Francisco City Championship

ABOUT THE San Francisco City Championship

** The qualifying field for the San Francisco City Men's Championship qualifier has been reached 120 players. Players may enter the Pre-Qualifier here. Please see below for a description of the entry process.


Match Play qualifying will be held February 15-16, 2020 and will consist of 36 holes played at TPC Harding Park and Lincoln Park Golf Courses.

From November 1 - November 30, registration will be open only for exempt players under the following categories:

* The Past Ten years of San Francisco City Champions
* 2019 San Francisco City Men’s Championship Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 Individuals 2018-2019 NCGA Points Lists
* 2019 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Junior)
* 2019 USGA Event Qualifiers (Amateur, Mid- Amateur, Junior)

On December 1 at 8:00am, registration will open to all players with a handicap index of 6.4 or lower as of 12/01/2019, and will remain open until the field limit is reached. Once the field limit is reached, all additional entrants will pre-qualify at Lincoln Park on Friday, February 14.

Those 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.

Once all qualifying has been completed, the Men’s Championship Flight will consist of 32 contestants -- the defending champion if entered (who will be the #2 seed), and the remainder from the Men’s Championship qualifier.

If the defending champion wishes to play in qualifying for Medalist honors, he loses the #2 seed and will be seeded accordingly if he qualifies successfully.

*In the event of a playoff for match play a player must be present in order to retain his right to participate in the playoff.

Match play will begin on February 22, 2019. All match play for the Championship Flight will be held at TPC Harding Park.

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.

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