Bilbo comes out on top at MAPGA Senior

July 02, 1995|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,Sun Staff Writer

Bob Bilbo, head professional at Argyle Country Club, had a 1-over-par 71 at the Suburban Club and won the latest Middle Atlantic PGA Senior Tour event by a stroke.

Bilbo, who earlier last month equaled the Hog Neck GC competitive record with a 5-under-par 67, was followed by Mike Wynn, Evergreen CC, in Division I and Paul Haviland of Maryland G&CC in Division II, each with 72.

In an earlier event at Evergreen CC in Haymarket, Va., host pro Mike Wynn shot 33-35--68 to win the pro sweeps phase of the Senior Pro-Senior Amateur. Dick Canney of Chantilly National G&CC followed at 70.

Markman on target

Going back more than 25 years, only three golfers have shot their age at Turf Valley CC. Phil Markman, 77, became the latest to do it when he had a par-71 over the East Course. The previous ones to accomplish this were Dick Breen, a witness to the 12-handicapper's round, and Tom Sommers.

Family business

With the opening of the Hereford Golf Center, owner/operator John Invernizzi is continuing a family tradition. His father, Frank Invernizzi, ran his own driving range (corner of Falls and Joppa roads) for more than 40 years after World War II.

Over the years, the younger Invernizzi has worked as a golf professional at Pine Ridge, Longview, and Diamond Ridge.

The new range, with Bruce Gerwig as teaching pro, is on York Road, just off I-83 at Mt. Carmel Road in northern Baltimore County.

Tournament time

Christina Martel won the Girls division with a 99, and Mike Soliman won the Boys 16-17 with 82 in the annual Baltimore County Junior Open championship at Rocky Point. Bart DeLuca won the Boys 13-15 with 77, and Ben Phelps, the Boys 10-12 (12 holes), 56.

* Wes Lovell, 17, shot 73 and won the wind-blown Rehobeth Junior Open at Rehobeth Beach CC by seven strokes in a field of 94 players.

* With 23 professionals seeking 10 places, former Baltimoreans Jon LeSage and Joe Max, each with 78, were among the qualifiers for the AMF/Signet Open to be held July 20-23 at Willow Oaks CC in Richmond.

* With 69 players chasing 47 spots, Dave Lawrence of Ridgeview CC shot 71 at Cattail Creek CC to lead the sectional qualifying for the MAPGA championship, due next month in Williamsburg, Va.

Among area qualifiers were Phil Henry, 72; Charlie Briggs, 73; Andrew Barbin, 73; Mike Versuk, 73; Mark Spolarich, 74; John Lyberger, 75; Joe Max, 77; Gary Hurt, 77; Butch Butler, 78; Bart Colgan, 78; Pat Owen, 78; Jamie Childs, 78; Allen Wronowski, 78; John Dodson, 78; John McCloskey, 78; Bob Rementer, 78; Tom Beidleman, 78; George Graefe, 79; Mark Helffrich, 79; Coleman Plecker, 79; Frank Blind, 79 and Fran Rhoads, 79.

* Forty members of professional football and basketball halls of fame are expected to play in the fifth annual Bobby Mitchell charity event next Sunday at Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg.

Gallery Tickets are $5, with children under 12 admitted free

Miscellaneous

There will be 26 players for two places when the 36-hole local qualifier for the U.S. Juniors is held Thursday at Green Spring Valley Hunt Club. . . . Entries for the U.S. Women's Amateur championship close Wednesday with the USGA. . . . Entries for the Women's two-ball team championship July 17 at Mt. Pleasant GC close Friday with the Baltimore Municipal Golf

Corporation.

This week's schedule

Today -- U.S. Senior Open, Congressional CC, 9 a.m. Thursday -- U.S. Juniors local qualifying, Green Spring Valley Hunt Club, 8 a.m.; Women's Cumberland Invitation, Cumberland 8 a.m.; MAPGA Senior Tour, Beaver Creek GC, 11 a.m. Friday -- Women's Cumberland Invitation, Cumberland CC, 8 a.m.; Middle Atlantic PGA Pro-Junior, Rocky Point GC, 9 a.m. (shotgun start).

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