San Francisco City 2018 OPEN FLIGHTS
February 17 - March 18 2018
San Francisco, CA


Tournament Overview

San Francisco City 2018 OPEN FLIGHTS

Open to the first 210 entries received. No index is required. Contestants will play in an 18-hole qualifying round at Lincoln Park Golf Course. The low 192 scores following qualifying will be used to assign six (6) flights of 32 players each, as well as the seeding for match play. Qualifying, as well as the first four Open Flight rounds will be played at Lincoln Park Golf Course. The semifinal and final rounds will be played at TPC Harding Park Golf Course. Contestants who do not qualify will be refunded $100. No shows will not be entitled to a refund. Match play will be begin February 24, 2018.

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.


Lincoln Park Golf Course Lincoln Park Golf Course
3139 Clement St
San Francisco, CA  94121
phone: (415) 221-9911

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.

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All Open Flight players should select this option.You will be placed into a flight based on your qualifying score at Lincoln Park.

$165Entry fee includes all greens fees for qualifying round and matches. Players who do not advance to match play will be provided with a $100 refund to the same credit card used to charge their entry.
$190Entry fee includes greens free for qualifying and all match play rounds -- all contested at TPC Harding Park and a $25 Donation to the First Tee of SF
$215Entry fee includes greens free for qualifying and all match play rounds -- all contested at TPC Harding Park and a $50 Donation to the First Tee of SF
$240Entry fee includes greens free for qualifying and all match play rounds -- all contested at TPC Harding Park and a $75 Donation to the First Tee of SF

Joseph AmorosoSan Francisco, CA
Frank AngeloOrinda, CA
Steven AshburnerSAN FRANCISCO, CA
Gordon AtkinsonSan Francisco, CA
Kyle BarkerPleasanton, CA
Scott BedollaMartinez, CA
michael bergsan francisco, CA
EMMETT BERGSan Francisco, CA
EMMETT BERGSan Francisco, CA
Cassius BotelhoSan Pablo, CA
Jeffrey BowlsbySan Francisco, CA
Andrew BrooksSan francisco, CA
Mikey BurklandAlamo, CA
Tyler BurnesBakersfield, CA
Blake ButtweilerSan Francisco, CA
Dominic ByrneHillsborough, CA
Kenneth CachiaSouth San Francisco, CA
Jerry Cantinsan francisco, CA
Tom CarlacciniSan Francisco, CA
Joe ChangSan Francisco, CA
Jay ChatfieldBurlingame, CA
Christopher ChinSan Mateo, CA
Vincent ClementiSan Francisco, CA
Herb CloreSan Lorenzo, CA
Matthew CochranSan Francisco, CA
Patrick ColliganSan Francisco, CA
David ColtonKensington, CA
Cory ComerSan Francisco, CA
Kelly CooperQuincy, CA
Lyle CovinoBrisbane, CA
Robert CoxBrisbane, CA
jay croftWalnut Creek, CA
Kevin CroninDanville, CA
Gary DalesRedwood City, CA
Robert DeGrootSan Francisco, CA
Joshua DiazDiscovery Bay, CA
Matthew DiddenSan Francisco, CA
Chris DombrowskiConcord, CA
Tom EbergenSan Francisco, CA
Trysten EwolhinSan Jose, CA
matthew fegleyCorte Madera, CA
John FisherBerkeley, CA
Jim FlorescaSan Francisco, CA
Douglas FongSan Francisco, CA
Connor GallSan Francisco, CA
Garrett GemgnaniSan Francisco, CA
Leonardi GoSan Francisco, CA
Guillermo GuerraSan Francisco, CA
Leroy GulletteSan Francisco, CA
van hallSan Leandro, CA
Thomas HamiltonDaly City, CA
Ken HarringtonSan Francisco, CA
Bradley HaskinModesto, CA
Kyle HaynesRedwood, CA
Aaron HechtSan Francisco, CA
Robert HollowaySan Francisco, CA
Jason HolsteinSan Francisco, CA
Patrick HubregsenSan Francisco, CA
James IngramNew York, NY
john JacksonCorte Madera, CA
Gordon JesusSanta Rosa, CA
Preston JeungSan Francisco, CA
Steve JowSan Jose, CA
Orin JungSan Francisco, CA
Gerald KaleikiniGreenbrae, CA
Larry KimzeyOakland, CA
Bill KleineckeNovato, CA
Max KleineckeNovato, CA
Jackson KoivunSan Jose, CA
Eric KwaitSan Jose, CA
Gabriel LawrenceOakland, CA
ferrera leblancSan Francisco, CA
benjamin leeDaly City, CA
Samuel LeeSan francisco, CA
Matthew LefkowitzSan Francisco, CA
Matthew LehmanSan Francisco, CA
Terry LimSF, CA
Scott LoganFairfield, CA
michael lopezLivermore, CA
Michael MacLeodSan Francisco, CA
Ryan ManzanaSan Francisco, CA
Brion MartinezSan Francisco, CA
Jared MarusicFremont, CA
Aiden MasonSan Francisco, CA
Scott MathisPetaluma, CA
Dylan McCormickSan Francisco, CA
Owen McCumberSan Jose, CA
Frederick MeiswinkelSan francisco, CA
Michael MelamedNovato, USA
Chaka MillerSan Francisco, CA
Andrew MinSan Leandro, CA
Vinny MoranSan Francisco, CA
Glenn MorrisonHalf Moon Bay, CA
HEATH MorzinskiEmerald Hills, CA
James MurphySan Francisco, CA
Andrew NgSan Francisco, CA
Reino NiemelaSan Francisco, CA
Ian NovakSan Lorenzo, CA
Scott NowakSan Jose, CA
Adam OchartSan Francisco, CA
Robert O'DellMoss Beach, CA
William OlingerSan Francisco, CA
David OlkkolaLafayette , CA
John O'MalleyDanville, CA
Bill OnstotIrvine, CA
Rogelio OrtegaOakland, CA
Dan ParkSan Mateo, CA
Michael PattSebastopol, CA
Brad PayneSan Francisco, USA
Tommy PhamSan Francisco, CA
Trieu PhamSAN jose, CA
Richard PhillipsSan Francisco, CA
Anthony PihaSan Francisco, CA
phil pinedasanta rosa, CA
Lucas ProkopiakSan Francisco, CA
Christian QuintRedwood City, CA
Tony RalphSunnyvale, CA
Julio RamosSan Francisco, CA
John RampaSan Leandro, CA
Austin RancadoreSan Rafael, CA
Jim RetzlaffSan Francisco, CA
Joseph RosenbaumMoraga, CA
Mathias RoussetSan Francisco, CA
Andrew SalamonSan Francisco, CA
Jack SavageSan Bruno, CA
Michael SavinBelmont, CA
Tim SchlegelPetaluma, CA
Daniel Sheridan San Rafael , CA
Andrew ShrinerSan Francisco, CA
Rick ShumateDanville, CA
David SimmonsSan Francisco, CA
Dino SiotosMillbrae, CA
John SiotosSan Anselmo, CA
Kevin SmithMartinez, CA
Johan SodergrenSan Francisco, CA
David StarkRohnert Park, CA
Jason StephensSan Francisco, CA
Matt StrubeSan Francisco, CA
Chris SullivanPetaluma, CA
Hawk TeaSan Francisco, CA
Achint ThakurDublin, CA
Tom ToomeySan Francisco, CA
Tom TranfagliaPetaluma, CA
Dan ValineSan Francisco, CA
Travis VanSan Francisco, CA
Russell VavurisWoodside, CA
Joe VellaAlameda, CA
Robert VernonSan Francisco, CA
Abi VickramSan Jose, CA
Stephen WahlstromBerkeley, CA
DREW WALKERSan Francisco, CA
Ryan WallSan Francisco, CA
John WangSan Francisco, CA
Dave WareSan Bruno, CA
Brian WattsAlbany, CA
David WebbBerkeley, CA
William WeiSan Mateo, CA
Nicholas WhitePleasanton, CA
Ravi Wilsonsan francisco, CA
William WoodSan Bruno, CA
Alex WoodwardOakland, CA
Justin YoungSan Francisco, CA
Andrew YuSan Francisco, CA
Jonathan ZuercherSan Francisco, CA

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