(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
Ma made his way to the title match thanks to a
6&5 quarterfinal win over No. 9 Grayson Huff. To
match Ma won the first two holes to go 2 up and
then never looked back wrapping things up on the
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
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
He then closed out the match with a 17th hole
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
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
Julie Inkster Flight and the title match will see No. 5
Cynthia Zhang face No. 10 Marie Dean.
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
SUPER SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
The final in Super Senior Championship will be
between nine-seed Ron Johnson and three-seed
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.
*Played at Lincoln Park GC
Ken Venturi Flight
No. 4 James McGGilley vs. No. 6 Ken
John Susko Flight
No. 8 Kevin Nalty vs. No. 11 Drew
George Archer Flight
No. 16 Shoe Sugiyama No. 14 Abi
Harvie Ward Flight
No. 5 Daniel Sheridan vs. No. 3 Andrew
Ray Pellegrini Flight
No. 9 David Simmons vs.No. 3 Phil
Sandy Tatum Flight
No. 16 Michael Redman vs. No. 6 Matthew