James Hahn didn’t even want to sleep Sunday night, or Monday morning, more accurately.
He feared shut-eye might make him lose his mojo.
After winning his first Nationwide Tour event at the Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh, N.C., on Sunday, Hahn boarded a 7:45 p.m. flight and made a stop in Atlanta before pulling into San Francisco International Airport at 12:30 a.m. Monday. Read More
It was 1985 when Chris Stein last got his crack at a chance to play in the U.S. Open.
He was 22 then, and in the Southern California city of Temecula for the Open sectional qualifier. Stein needed to shoot 3-under-par in his last nine holes to advance.
“Didn’t quite do it,” Stein said. “But here I am back now.” Read More
After Monday’s grueling sectional qualifier at Lake Merced Golf Club and TPC Harding Park, it will be quite a short road to this year’s U.S. Open.
About three miles, to be exact.
About 130 golfers, including dozens of local competitors, will tee it up and putt their way through two 18-hole rounds Monday in hopes of qualifying for the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club on June 14-17. Read More
For years, Lake Merced’s future has been murky. Plans to clean the surrounding waterfront and improve recreational opportunities generated more talk than action.
But last week, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission approved a transfer of land at the lake, which will help clear the road for a $10.7 million cleanup of land occupied by the Pacific Rod and Gun Club. Read More
More than 9,000 golfers have thrown their hat into the ring to try and qualify for June’s U.S. Open at the Olympic Club.The 9,006 entrants is the fourth-highest in U.S. Open history, just 80 shy of the record number accepted for the 2009 championship in New York.“It is always gratifying to see how many golfers, from across the world, are interested in playing in the national Open championship,” USGA Executive Director Mike Davis said. Read More
More details were released Wednesday about the creepy Lake Merced jogger who offered to buy a woman’s baby for $400,000 last week.The woman was sitting on a bench on the jogging path along John Muir Drive when a jogger in his late 60s stopped to admire her baby boy, police at Taraval Station said. Read More
A cab driver was robbed at gunpoint by his passenger Monday morning, cops said. The 31-year-old cabbie dropped the suspect off at John Muir Drive and Lake Merced Boulevard just after midnight, police said. The suspect pointed a gun at the driver and demanded his property. The hack complied and the thief, described by police as a Hispanic man in his early 20s, fled in a waiting black Honda Accord, cops said. Read More
Not a single suitor tried to court the lonely Lake Merced Boathouse and now the opportunity has ceased.So instead of asking the new managers renovate the known “eyesore” that has been vacant for eight years, The City agencies in charge of it will be the ones making the improvements. Read More
A box of flares were found and detonated Sunday afternoon near Fort Funston, a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area near Lake Merced, according to police and park officials.The flares, which had U.S. Navy markings on them, had floated up in the water near Fort Funston on Sunday, Golden Gate National Recreation Area spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet said.San Francisco police bomb specialists were called in to manage the flares, police Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
Determined park advocates have been encouraging the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to seriously consider alternatives to building a recycled-water treatment facility in Golden Gate Park.
In response, the SFPUC requested plausible alternatives, and now it has narrowed a long list of suggestions to six possible sites near Lake Merced and the San Francisco Zoo parking lot. Read More