March 08 - 19 2017
San Francisco, CA



TPC Harding Park Golf Course TPC Harding Park Golf Course
99 Harding Rd
San Francisco, CA  94132-1021
phone: 415-664-4690
url: tpc.com/hardingpark

Tournament Overview



Open to the first 32 entries received. Participants must have an index of 9.4 or lower on 12/01/16 and must have an age of 65 or older as of March 8, 2017. Qualifying will consist of one 18-hole stroke play round. Along with the defending champion, who will hold the number two seed, the low 15 scores will advance to the Men’s Super Senior Championship Flight. Individual scores will determine seeding for match play. Contestants who don’t qualify will be refunded $125. (No shows will not be entitled to a refund.) All rounds will be played at TPC Harding Park Golf Course. Those contestants who post the 16th and 17th low scores will be deemed alternate #1 and #2, respectively.

The oldest municipal tournament in the USA. Match play event with scratch senior, women's and open divisions. Past champions include Ken Venturi, 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.

Full results for this tournament are posted outside AmateurGolf.com. Click here to view results.

by Pete Wlodkowski

The San Francisco City Championship was inaugurated in 1917, and is the Country's oldest municipal golf tournament. The Women's division was added in 1958. In its early years, the tournament was hosted by the Sun- Bulletin newspaper and has had numerous sponsors throughout its history such as Bob Varner, Tom Culligan, and Pepsi.

The name of the tournament is deceiving, as the field is typically made up of the best amateurs from throughout Northern California. As a matter of fact, the 1999 field included Mark Murphy of Waterville, Ireland, who made it to the quarterfinals before being ousted in a nail-biter by Gary Vanier. (Vanier eventually lost to Randy Haag in what was called the best final since Ken Venturi beat Harvey Ward in 1956 in front of 12,000 fans.)

Another thing that makes the City Championship a unique event is the inclusion of an "Open" Division, allowing for amateurs of varying abilities to compete. The top two flights in the Open Division, named the "Venturi" and "Susko" respectively, are named for two of the tournaments' most popular competitors, Ken Venturi and John Susko, the latter of whom met an untimely death from Crohn's disease in 1983. Susko is remembered as a popular Lincoln Park golfer who won the City Championship in 1978 and 1980, won the Alameda Commuters in 1981, and participated in a number of National amateur events even with a condition that often sidelined him for weeks at a time.

Those familiar with the City Championship will tell you about the tradition of playing the ball as it lies at San Francisco's Lincoln and Harding Park golf courses in some often very wintry conditions. More than one player has marched in to the tournament office claiming that they will never play again, but their applications usually find their way in the following year. Conditions are the same for everyone; the ability to accept the occasional bad break is paramount to a competitor's success.

Past champions include 1964 US Open Champion Ken Venturi, 1999 US Women's Open Champion Julie Inkster, and 1969 Masters Champion George Archer. More recently, LPGA Tour player Dorothy Delasin* of Daly City (winner of the 1998 US Junior Girls Championship and 1999 US Women's Amateur) claimed the Women's City Championship in 1998.

Super Senior
Mark AvelarSan Mateo, CA
Charles BalishaTurlock, CA
Jack BieberSan Francisco, CA
David BosleyWalnut Creek, CA
Malcolm BundSan Diego, CA
Robert CallanSan Francisco, CA
Tom CulliganHillsborough, CA
Robert CurottoCarmel, California, CA
Chuck DiakonNapa, CA
Neil DuffySanta Cruz, CA
Greg DurstSacramento, CA
Michael FinneranFremont, CA
Merton Goodesan francisco, CA
Jay GuerinFremont, CA
David HemrickAptos, CA
Stephen HenriksenTiburon, CA
Allan JamiesonBurlingame, CA
Herb JensenCarmichael , CA
Ron JohnsonWalnut Creek, CA
George KelleyStevinson, CA
Michael KinchRipon, CA
Michael KressSan Francisco, CA
Tom LyonsBrentwood, CA
Edwards MichaelWindsor, CA
Mark MillerBrentwood, CA
Tom O'GradyLos Altos, CA
Bob OldsBrentwood, CA
Clifford F. PearsonNovato, CA
Harry PearsonPenngrove, CA
Neal PearsonSan Leandro, CA
Frank PieperCarmel, CA
warren richterNovato, CA
Joseph RogersBelmont, CA
Alan SchneiderSan Francisco, CA
Bob SchoenherrDublin, CA
carl selkirkchico, CA
Earl StewartFairfax, CA
Bob ThomasonLodi, CA
Jim WelshSan Jose, CA
Ron WileySan Francisco, CA
Tony Wilmersan mateo, CA
Steve WiseSan Ramon, CA

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Ryan Clauzel
Tournament Director
99 Harding Park Rd.
San Francisco, CA 94132
phone: 415-664-4690
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