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Brian Ma to face Seb Crookall-Nixon in SF City Championship Final
Seb Crookall-Nixon <br>(San Francisco Athletics Photo)
Seb Crookall-Nixon
(San Francisco Athletics Photo)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 18, 2017) -- After weeks of play the finals of the San Francisco City Championship's at TPC Harding Park have finally been set. In the Championship Division the final will feature No. 32 Brian Ma and No. 6 Seb Crookall-Nixon.

On Saturday the Championship Division featured the quarterfinal and semifinal matches with the winners now set to meet in Sunday's 36-hole final.

Ma made his way to the title match thanks to a 6&5 quarterfinal win over No. 9 Grayson Huff. To begin the match Ma won the first two holes to go 2 up and then never looked back wrapping things up on the 13th.

In his semifinal tilt Ma was able to take down 52-seed Ned Jensen 2&1 and punch his ticket into the Sunday final.

His opponent, former University of San Francisco golfer, Seb Crookall-Nixon started is day day with 3&2 triumph over No. 19 Jason Anthony in the quarters. In the match Crookall-Nixon fell behind early and after nine holes he was 2 down but he would win the 10th hole and then Nos. 12-15 to take the lead before closing out the match on the 16th hole.

Things were a little bit easier in the afternoon for Crookall-Nixon as he led 2 up after two holes and never trailed in the match. His opponent, No. 7 Brandon Jacobs, squared the match on the 8th hole but Crookall-Nixon responded by winning the next three holes.

He then closed out the match with a 17th hole win.

WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

Defending champion Sabrina Iqbal continued her march towards a repeat with quarterfinal and semifinal wins on Saturday. In the quarters she bested No. 9 Sammy Lee 3&2 and then 13-seed Jasmine Chen 5&4 in the semifinals.

Iqbal will now face No. 15 Kiran Sangha in Sunday's 36-hole championship match after she battled her way through two tough matches on Saturday.

In the quarterfinals Sangha escaped with 2&1 win over 10-seed Aishvarya Bedi and then in the semifinals she survived a 20 hole marathon match against No. 14 Ashley Shim.

The Women's Championship Division also includes the Julie Inkster Flight and the title match will see No. 5 Cynthia Zhang face No. 10 Marie Dean.

SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Top-seed Gary Vanier moved on once again after his semifinal win and he will now square off against 26-seed Rich Rowley in the finals.

Vanier had to battle to punch his ticket to the next round as he outlasted No. 20 Bob Burnett in 19 holes. After Vanier lost the final hole of regulation, Burnett knocked his approach shot on the first extra hole to four-feet. However, Vanier answered with a shot to 12-feet and he promptly knocked in the putt to apply some pressure on Burnett. Now facing a putt to extend the match, Burnett rolled his putt by and Vanier was able to move on.

For Rowley it was a 2 up win over No. 22 Jeff Britton.

SUPER SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

The final in Super Senior Championship will be between nine-seed Ron Johnson and three-seed Tom O'Grady.

On Saturday Johnson pulled off a 4&3 semifinal victory over No. 9 Jack Bieber while O'Grady moved on with a 2&1 win over No. 7 Mark Miller.

OPEN DIVISION
*Played at Lincoln Park GC

Ken Venturi Flight
No. 4 James McGGilley vs. No. 6 Ken Harrington

John Susko Flight
No. 8 Kevin Nalty vs. No. 11 Drew Walker

George Archer Flight
No. 16 Shoe Sugiyama No. 14 Abi Vickram

Harvie Ward Flight
No. 5 Daniel Sheridan vs. No. 3 Andrew Pinkerton

Ray Pellegrini Flight
No. 9 David Simmons vs.No. 3 Phil Pineda

Sandy Tatum Flight
No. 16 Michael Redman vs. No. 6 Matthew Didden
ABOUT THE San Francisco City CHAMPIONSHIP

NOTE: 2017 REGISTRATIONS CLOSED ON JAN. 15.

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

156 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 120 entries, based on the earliest date received, with an index of 6.4 or lower as of 12/01/2016 shall go directly into the qualifying beginning on March 4, 2017. If more than 120 entries are received, the remaining entrants will pre- qualify for the final 36 spots on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Lincoln Park Golf. Pre-qualifiers who do not qualify 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. Competition will begin on March 11, 2017. All play for the Championship Flight will be held at TPC Harding Park Golf Course. Those contestants who post the 64th and 65th low scores will be deemed alternate #1 and #2, respectively.

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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Results For San Francisco City MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
Place  Pts
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 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

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