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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | August 30, 1998
Joan Winchester shot 1-over par on the back nine to separate herself from the rest of the field, and her 38-37--75 won the inaugural Baltimore Women's Amateur championship yesterday at Mount Pleasant Golf Course.Winchester, from Rolling Road Golf Club, included three birdies in her 2-over-par tour of the 5,294-yard course. Earlier this summer, she had won the Women's Metropolitan and Elkridge Seniors titles.Shirley Williams, the Spring Publinx champion, shot 38-38--76 on her home course to take second place.
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Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
Sidney Anne Willson, a stellar multisport athlete who went on to help her son run a horse-breeding farm in Howard County, died in her sleep Tuesday of natural causes at Shady Grove Center in Rockville. She was 87. In addition to tennis, a sport in which she won tournaments all along the East Coast during the 1940s and 1950s, the former Sidney Adams played lacrosse and, after taking it up in middle age, excelled in golf. "I have never beaten her in golf my entire life," said her son, Art Willson, of Woodbine.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1995
CHEVY CHASE -- Jeff Thomas made sure this one did not get away -- and did it in record fashion.Thomas, not out of the lead for the first three rounds, but a runner-up last year after a closing 76, had a 1-under-par 69 and a 72-hole total of 276 to win the 89th Middle Atlantic Amateur championship at Columbia Country Club yesterday.Thomas, from South Plainfield, N.J., started the day with a five-stroke lead, and when it was over, the margin was a tournament-record-tying 10 over runner-up Scott Inman, 71286.
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August 29, 2014
Regarding Dan Rodericks' column on those computer-guided rifles, may I just say that I am thrilled that the gun manufacturers and their puppet, the NRA, are planning to make these "cop killer" weapons cheaper and more widely available ( "As technology advances, guns become deadlier, 'smarter,'" Aug. 26). Remember, these are the guns the Navy Seals used to kill those Somali pirates with shots to the head at long range aboard a moving ship. With these things you simply can't miss from almost a mile away.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Sun Staff Writer | August 28, 1995
NEWPORT, R.I. -- Champions make great plays in pressure situations. For a fifth straight year, Tiger Woods has proved he is a champion.Woods, 19, who had won three U.S. Juniors and one U.S. Amateur in the last four years, pulled off a superb 8-iron shot on the 36th hole yesterday to thwart Buddy Marucci, 2-up, at Newport Country Club, becoming the ninth player to defend successfully his Amateur title.The 140-yard shot into a moderate breeze to the second tier of the elevated green hit 18 feet past the cup, then spun back down the hill.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2010
Agreeing to a $5.25 million signing bonus with Miami high school shortstop Manny Machado with three minutes to go before Monday's midnight deadline pushed the Orioles into uncharted territory -- the most money the franchise has ever spent on one amateur class. Joe Jordan, the organization's amateur scouting director, said the total expenditure for the 39 players the Orioles signed this year was "a little north of $9 million. " That's the most the club has spent since Jordan began drafting for the Orioles in 2005, surpassing last year's $8.7 million.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2012
The life of a triathlete is decidely different for amateurs and pros. For Ben Bartlett, a 25-year-old former high school runner who turned to triathlons while in college at William and Mary, the goal is to get his pro card. After financial issues led to Bartlett selling his racing bike and marital problems led him to quit training altogether, Bartlett hopes to attain his card in next spring's Columbia Triathlon. For Suzy Serpico, a 32-year-old elementary school gym teacher who ran in college at Salisbury, the goal was reached at last year's Columbia Triathlon.
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By JOHN STEWART | August 11, 1991
The Western Maryland championship and the Farmington Invitation, a pair of long-running tournaments, will provide the highlight for area men and women amateurs this week.The 28th Western Maryland Amateur, a 54-hole stroke event to be held Friday through Sunday at Oakland Country Club, annually attracts some of the top players from the Baltimore-Washington and Tri-State regions. Past winners include current PGA Tour member Donnie Hammond and former Maryland State Amateur champion Kirk Lombardi.
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By John W. Stewart | June 9, 1995
Mike Benner of Patuxent Greens Golf Club in Laurel shot 1-under-par 71 and earned the medal by two strokes in on-site qualifying for the Maryland State Amateur at Hillendale Country Club yesterday.For most of the day, Bryan Koslowski of the Naval Academy GC was alone in second, but J. R. Shasteen of Montgomery Village G&CC, playing in the final twosome, registered a 73.With 123 players after 32 places in today's draw, there was an 18-for-two playoff at 78. It was the largest playoff in tournament history and would have been larger but for the failure of two of the 78's to appear for the overtime.
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By John W. Stewart | October 5, 2003
Kevin Allis surged into the lead of the Middle Atlantic Golf Association's Men's Amateur championship with a 1-over-par 71 and a 54-hole total of 217 at Baltimore Country Club yesterday. The final round will be played today. Allis, the 1984 Maryland State Amateur champion, started the day three strokes off the pace. Greg Rodgers, a St. Paul's School senior from Phoenix, rode a 69, the day's best round, into second place at 218. The round by Baltimorean Allis, 41, runner-up in the City Amateur and fifth in the Maryland State Mid-Am this summer, included birdies at the 10th and 17th holes and three bogeys.
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Sports Digest | August 2, 2014
Citi Open Young advances to first semifinal since 2011 Former world junior No. 1 Donald Young came back in the second set to defeat seventh-seeded Kevin Anderson in the quarterfinals at the Citi Open in Washington. This will be Young's first appearance in an ATP World Tour semifinal since September 2011. He will face Milos Raonic in the semifinals today. Also on Friday, Vania King , the final U.S. woman in the tournament, withdrew from competition because of a right hip injury, the same injury that forced her to pull out of her doubles match with partner Taylor Townsend on Thursday.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2014
Seth Wallace knew early on he wanted to race dirt bikes, just like he saw on YouTube. He's only 5, but the youngster from Nicholson, Pa., got his wish Sunday as one of 314 riders ages 4 and up to take part in amateur day at a weekend Arenacross event at the Baltimore Arena. In a series of races, up to 16 riders at a time bolted from the indoor dirt track's starting gate on motorized bikes, then fought for a clear path ahead. Kicking up dust, with engines roaring, they sped around hairpin turns, negotiated bumps and soared over hills.
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By Jesse Jones, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2013
Randy McGill, known in local ring jousting circles as "The Knight of Camelot," arrives at Glen Arm Field early Saturday morning last weekend with his 17-year-old horse, Taz. John Angevine, "The Knight of Anjou," pulls up with his 11-year-old horse, Nip Tuck, who also goes by Andy. McGill, 38, of Towson and Angevine, 74, of Beltsville have taken different paths to the Amateur Jousting Club Championship Joust and the William Bell Joust, but they share a passion for the state's official sport.
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By Karen Nitkin
For The Baltimore Sun
| September 19, 2013
Greg Sliviak's basement looks to be part chemistry lab, part kitchen and part moonshine operation. The table in his workshop is lined with huge glass jugs, filled with jewel-colored juice that's slowly fermenting into award-winning wines. While most wine-makers, both amateur and professional, start with grapes, Sliviak takes a different approach. His recipes start with raspberries, strawberries, apples, cherries, peaches and other fruit. He learned the technique from his father and uncles, who grew up on a farm near Pittsburgh and "made wine with whatever they could get ahold of,"  said Sliviak, 54, a retired union ironworker who lives in Sykesville and makes and sells furniture and railings.
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Sports Digest | August 12, 2013
Baseball Orioles scout team wins amateur national title Youse's Orioles, an amateur scout team for the Baltimore Orioles made up of college players, won their 29th All-American Amateur Baseball Association national championship by beating Johnstown Delweld twice in Johnstown, Pa., on Sunday. Youse's handed Delweld its first loss of the tournament, 12-5, in the first game to force a winner-take-all final in the double elimination tournament. The Orioles then clinched the title with a 13-3 victory.
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Sports on TV | August 7, 2013
THURSDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS NASCAR K&N Pro Series: Iowa (T) SPEED3 MLB Orioles@San Diego (T) MASN9 a.m. Atlanta@Washington (T) MASN12:30 Detroit@Cleveland MLB7 LLWS Great Lakes semifinal: Mich. vs. Ohio ESPN2 Northwest semifinal: Ore. vs. Montana ESPN25 Great Lakes semifinal: Ill. vs. Wisc. ESPN27 Northwest semifinal: Wash. vs. Idaho ESPN29 WNBA Los Angeles@Indiana NBA7 PBA Lucas Oil, Milwaukee Open (T)
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By George Taylor | June 14, 1991
Shane Patterson and Paul Haviland, the two youngest players ever to win the Maryland State Amateur Golf Championship, offer an interesting contrast.Outside the fact that both Patterson and Haviland were 20 years old at the time of their triumphs, there is little else to share in their roads to victory.Patterson, who won the title earlier this week while turning back Steve Thomas 3-2 in a 36-hole final at Bethesda Country Club, entered the event following two years as a member of the Louisiana State University golf team that was ranked No. 1 in the nation.
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By John W. Stewart | August 30, 1994
Steve Hall and Tom Winegardner, who had gone 36 holes for the men's club championship at Old South Country Club Sunday, returned to the club yesterday to go 1-2 in sectional qualifying for the U.S. Mid-Amateur championship.Hall, (0-2 in the past two club finals), playing in the first group, returned a 2-under-par 35-3570, beating a midday rainstorm in the process. Winegardner, winner of the past three club titles and one of a large segment of the 100 starters who played in the rain, was 2-under par through 12 holes before slipping back with 34-3973.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2013
As the number of junior golf tournaments in the area increased, the number of participants in Baltimore's oldest junior event kept dropping. What once was a tournament for more than 100 players had trouble attracting half that number. John Albert, who as director of golf at the Hunt Valley Golf Club helped run the Jimmy Flattery Junior Golf Tournament, said "it gradually got to the point about 10 or 12 years ago where it was going to be hard to sustain. " Albert got in touch with Todd Dorsey, the pro at Fox Hollow in Timonium, who in 2007 had started the Junior Golf Tour of Baltimore, a series of tournaments held over the spring and summer.
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Sports Digest | July 26, 2013
Golf Rohrback wins State Women's Amateur Kaitlyn Rohrback , 21, of Crofton Country Club won her third Maryland State Women's Amateur championship in the past four years, defeating defending champion Andrea Kraus , another three-time winner, from Hayfields CC, 3 and 1, at the Elkridge Club. Men: John and Matt Pipitone of Hunt Valley Golf Club and Maryland Golf & CC, respectively, birdied their last two holes to shoot 32-33 - 65, and capture their first Father-Son championship of the Maryland State Golf Association at the University of Maryland Golf Club.
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