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San Francisco City Championship: Quarterfinals Almost Set
Kyle Wilkinson on Hole 17 at TPC Harding Park (AmateurGolf.com photo)
Kyle Wilkinson on Hole 17 at TPC Harding Park (AmateurGolf.com photo)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (March 12th, 2017) -- A handful of matches went beyond just 18 holes as the San Francisco City Championship is down to less than 10 players.

Fifth-seed Brendan Hy of San Ramon is the highest seed remaining in the field after knocking out Mikey Slesinksi and Sebastian Iqbal in Sunday's round of 32 and Round of 16 matches.

Hy will now face Ned Jensen who took out last year's semifinalist Ben Peters in 19 holes to advance to the quarterfinals. Jensen is playing well at the course he works at, TPC Harding Park.

One the most notable players to make it to the quarterfinals is 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist Jason Anthony who advanced with a narrow 1 up win over Lucas Lam. The match was all-square through 15 holes before Anthony made clutch birdie on the par-4 16th. The final two holes were halved with pars and Anthony will now face University of San Francisco Golfer Seb Crookall-Nixon.

Graysen Huff will take on Brian Ma in the third quarterfinals match. Huff has knocked out Cal Bear Sebastian Crampton along with Christian Banke on his way to the quarters.

The final match will be between Kyle Wilkinson and the winner of the Brandon Jacobs and Kalle Kangas match which went to 19 holes before being suspended due to darkness. Amazingly, Wilkinson was the 63-seed who had to earn his spot through a playoff after the stroke play qualifier. He took out second-seed Ashkaan Hakim in the opening round and hasn't looked back since.

The San Francisco City Championship will continue with quarterfinal matches at 7:30 a.m. local time March 18th.

Results For San Francisco City 2018 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
WinCABrian MaMilpitas, CA180
Runner-upEnglandSeb Crookall-NixonEngland120
SemifinalsCANed JensenSan Francisco, CA80
SemifinalsCABrandon JacobsThousand Oaks, CA80
QuarterfinalsIDGraysen HuffEagle, ID50

View full results for San Francisco City 2018 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

ABOUT THE San Francisco City Championship

MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION
$300 ENTRY FEE INCLUDES ALL GREEN FEES.

144 contestants will be allowed to qualify for the Men’s Championship flight. Qualifying will consist of 36 holes played at TPC Harding Park and Lincoln Park Golf Courses. The first 110 entries, based on the earliest date received, with an index of 6.4 or lower as of 12/01/2017 shall go directly into the qualifying beginning on March 3, 2018. If more than 110 entries are received, the remaining entrants will pre-qualify for the final 34 spots on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Lincoln Park Golf. Pre-qualifiers who do not qualify for the 144 player qualifying field will be refunded $150. Entrants who do not show for pre-qualifying will not be entitled to a refund. Once all qualifying has been completed, the Men’s Championship Flight will consist of 63 contestants from the Men’s Championship qualifier, as well as the Past Champion, who will hold the number two seed.

If the Defending Champion elects to play for Medalist honors the right to the number two seed will be forfeited. The past champion, if qualifying, will be seeded accordingly. Match play will begin on March 10, 2018. All match play for the Championship Flight will be held at TPC Harding Park.

*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.

EXEMPTIONS
The following comprise the exemption categories for the 2018 San Francisco City Golf Championship Pre- Qualifying:

* The Past Ten years of San Francisco City Champions
* 2017 San Francisco City men’s Championship Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 Individuals 2016-2017 NCGA Points List
* 2017 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Junior)
* 2017 USGA Event Qualifiers (Amateur, Mid- Amateur, Junior)

NOTE: The Tournament Committee retains the right to make exceptions to the exempt categories as deemed appropriate.

ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO CITY CHAMPIONSHIP
The oldest municipal tournament in the USA. Match play event with scratch senior, women's and net 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.

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