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By John W. Stewart | June 18, 1994
Bob Bilbo birdied four of his first six holes and went on to a 35-3166 to win the pro sweeps phase of a Middle Atlantic PGA pro-am at Piney Branch Golf Club yesterday. Bilbo, head pro at Argyle Country Club, finished with six birdies and a bogey for his tour of the 6,500-yard par 36-3571 Carroll County course.Brian Lehnhard of Glenn Dale GC also started at No. 10 and went to the turn in 31, also with four birdies. He offset his only bogey with a birdie for a par-matching nine.Charlie Palmer of Piney Branch, a one-time professional who regained amateur status several years ago, nearly surpassed Bilbo down the back nine, but a series of lipped-out putts left him at 33-3467.
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October 5, 2002
Jessie F. Bilbo, who worked for more than 20 years at St. Agnes HealthCare assisting nurses and patients, died of a heart attack Thursday at her Reisterstown home. She was 80. She was born in Roxbury Mills Village, Howard County, and raised in Ellicott City, where she graduated from high school. She studied nursing with the American Red Cross and at Spring Grove State Hospital. Mrs. Bilbo, who retired from St. Agnes HealthCare in May, offered direct care to patients, helping them eat and bathe, taking blood pressure and providing back rubs.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 14, 1997
CHEVY CHASE -- There was a wholesale onslaught by players relatively new to the Maryland State Amateur championship, as play in the 76th event moved through two rounds at Columbia Country Club.Although defender Bobby Bilbo, past champion Marty West III and Phil Fairbanks are still in contention, gone are medalist and former titlist Chuck Freedman; Virginia star Barry McCarty; former Washington District champion Richard Holland, and Joey Chuasiriporn, medalist in recent local U.S. Open qualifying.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 9, 2002
Former PGA Tour member Chip Sullivan opened the 81st annual Maryland Open with a 6-under-par 66, securing a three-shot lead yesterday at Bulle Rock in Havre de Grace. Two-time champion Wayne DeFrancesco took advantage of an early tee time with a first round of 3-under 69. Ted Coon (University of Maryland Golf Course), the low amateur last year, shot 70, and was followed by 71s from professional Frank Ferguson (Montgomery CC) and amateur Matt Tengwall (Prospect Bay). Defending champion Steve Madsen (Lakewood CC)
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October 5, 2002
Jessie F. Bilbo, who worked for more than 20 years at St. Agnes HealthCare assisting nurses and patients, died of a heart attack Thursday at her Reisterstown home. She was 80. She was born in Roxbury Mills Village, Howard County, and raised in Ellicott City, where she graduated from high school. She studied nursing with the American Red Cross and at Spring Grove State Hospital. Mrs. Bilbo, who retired from St. Agnes HealthCare in May, offered direct care to patients, helping them eat and bathe, taking blood pressure and providing back rubs.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | June 16, 1996
Kirk Lombardi, a free-spirited player with a wealth of tournament experience, won on the 18th, and collegian Bobby Bilbo on the 17th, to reach today's championship match in the 75th annual Maryland State Amateur tournament at the Elkridge Club.Norbeck CC member Lombardi, the 1988 champion and a losing finalist last year, had eight birdies during yesterday's two rounds, but none was bigger than the conceded one he got at the 18th green after spinning an 80-yard wedge shot within two feet of the cup against Pat Tallent, another former finalist from Congressional CC.Bilbo, a University of Maryland senior who plays out of Cattail Creek CC, won the 16th and 17th holes to get past Mike Watson of Lakewood CC, 2 and 1.In morning action, Lombardi threw five birdies at Kevin Moylan, and was 4-under par in running off with a 6-and-5 victory, and Bilbo took six straight front-nine holes from 1992 titlist Dave Rasley to set up a 5-and-4 triumph.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | June 13, 1997
CHEVY CHASE -- Chuck Freedman of Hobbit's Glen Golf Club in Columbia shot 1-under-par 35-34--69, and won the medal by a stroke in qualifying for the 76th Maryland State Golf Association's men's amateur championship at Columbia Country Club yesterday.Freedman, the 1994 champion, had five birdies and four bogeys in putting up the only subpar round of the day for the 6,489-yard course on Connecticut Avenue. Defending champion Bobby Bilbo was exempt from qualifying.Derrick Foster from the Country Club at Woodmore and Keith Unikel of the University of Maryland Golf Club matched par with 70s. Among the 71s was Blair Laubach from Mount Pleasant GC, while former champions Marty West III of Columbia CC and Dave Rasley of Lakewood CC, plus a onetime runner-up, Bob Kaestner of Baltimore CC, were at 72.The other past champion to qualify was Kirk Lombardi, from Norbeck CC, who had 73.Foster and Unikel had opposite nines, with the former including three front-nine birdies in a 33-37, and the latter posting three birdies in a back-nine 33.The cut among the 126 players came at 75, where eight played off for seven places.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Staff Writer | June 29, 1993
CHEVY CHASE -- Henry Kerfoot celebrated his 59th birthday in style yesterday, shooting a 1-over-par 38-3371 to earn the medal in U.S. Senior Open qualifying at Columbia Country Club.Kerfoot, an amateur from Washington Golf & CC in Arlington, Va., was joined by pros Bob Bilbo of Argyle CC and Chuck Thorpe, playing from Bowie G&CC, with 73s, and amateur Dave King of Bethesda CC, 74, who survived a three-for-one-spot playoff that went four holes.Kerfoot, in his first USGA event since qualifying for the 1951 U.S. Juniors, played the last 10 holes in 2-under par, after marring his front nine with a pair of three-putt greens and an out-going effort that was three-over par.The past winner of the Virginia State and Middle Atlantic Senior ++ titles, Kerfoot birdied the 10th hole from six feet and the 14th from two.He was never near a bogey for the last 10 holes except at the 290-yard 17th, where his tee shot landed in a divot, he drove his second into the bank in front of the green, then pitched to 10feet and made the par-saving putt.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1998
That 17-month-old Nicholas R. Alford died of a blow to the back of his head in his crib is not in question. Whether Zenon Cantu Jr., 26, struck the crying baby while putting him to bed Jan. 13 is.Cantu's trial opened yesterday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court with his fiancee's testimony contradicting some of what she told a grand jury or said in depositions.nTC Cantu, of the 700 block of Duvall Highway in Pasadena, is charged with second-degree murder and two related counts. He is the fiance of Maria Elisa Bilbo-Sacristan, Nicholas Alford's nanny.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Sun Staff Writer | June 21, 1994
STERLING, Va. -- The first outside competition for the highly regarded 2-year-old Lowes Island Club golf course turned out to be a burner.On a 90-degree day, Mike McGinnis, head professional at Holly Hills Country Club in Ijamsville, Md., scorched the well-conditioned layout with eight birdies en route to a 5-under-par 35-3267 in leading qualifying for the U.S. Senior Open yesterday.With three places available for the starting field of 80 players, the medalist was followed by Bob Bilbo of Argyle CC in Silver Spring, 34-3569, and Perky Cullinane, Columbia CC, 37-3572.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1998
That 17-month-old Nicholas R. Alford died of a blow to the back of his head in his crib is not in question. Whether Zenon Cantu Jr., 26, struck the crying baby while putting him to bed Jan. 13 is.Cantu's trial opened yesterday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court with his fiancee's testimony contradicting some of what she told a grand jury or said in depositions.nTC Cantu, of the 700 block of Duvall Highway in Pasadena, is charged with second-degree murder and two related counts. He is the fiance of Maria Elisa Bilbo-Sacristan, Nicholas Alford's nanny.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 14, 1997
CHEVY CHASE -- There was a wholesale onslaught by players relatively new to the Maryland State Amateur championship, as play in the 76th event moved through two rounds at Columbia Country Club.Although defender Bobby Bilbo, past champion Marty West III and Phil Fairbanks are still in contention, gone are medalist and former titlist Chuck Freedman; Virginia star Barry McCarty; former Washington District champion Richard Holland, and Joey Chuasiriporn, medalist in recent local U.S. Open qualifying.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | June 13, 1997
CHEVY CHASE -- Chuck Freedman of Hobbit's Glen Golf Club in Columbia shot 1-under-par 35-34--69, and won the medal by a stroke in qualifying for the 76th Maryland State Golf Association's men's amateur championship at Columbia Country Club yesterday.Freedman, the 1994 champion, had five birdies and four bogeys in putting up the only subpar round of the day for the 6,489-yard course on Connecticut Avenue. Defending champion Bobby Bilbo was exempt from qualifying.Derrick Foster from the Country Club at Woodmore and Keith Unikel of the University of Maryland Golf Club matched par with 70s. Among the 71s was Blair Laubach from Mount Pleasant GC, while former champions Marty West III of Columbia CC and Dave Rasley of Lakewood CC, plus a onetime runner-up, Bob Kaestner of Baltimore CC, were at 72.The other past champion to qualify was Kirk Lombardi, from Norbeck CC, who had 73.Foster and Unikel had opposite nines, with the former including three front-nine birdies in a 33-37, and the latter posting three birdies in a back-nine 33.The cut among the 126 players came at 75, where eight played off for seven places.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | June 16, 1996
Kirk Lombardi, a free-spirited player with a wealth of tournament experience, won on the 18th, and collegian Bobby Bilbo on the 17th, to reach today's championship match in the 75th annual Maryland State Amateur tournament at the Elkridge Club.Norbeck CC member Lombardi, the 1988 champion and a losing finalist last year, had eight birdies during yesterday's two rounds, but none was bigger than the conceded one he got at the 18th green after spinning an 80-yard wedge shot within two feet of the cup against Pat Tallent, another former finalist from Congressional CC.Bilbo, a University of Maryland senior who plays out of Cattail Creek CC, won the 16th and 17th holes to get past Mike Watson of Lakewood CC, 2 and 1.In morning action, Lombardi threw five birdies at Kevin Moylan, and was 4-under par in running off with a 6-and-5 victory, and Bilbo took six straight front-nine holes from 1992 titlist Dave Rasley to set up a 5-and-4 triumph.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer | July 12, 1995
For the Bilbos and Dorns, the 74th annual Maryland Open is a family affair.While defending champion Wayne DeFrancesco took a one-shot lead with a 67 for a two-round 139 yesterday at Chartwell Country Club, Bobby Bilbo and his father, Bob, and brothers Brian and David Dorn were battling not only the field, but also each other. The Dorns' father, Dave, was on hand to watch the fun.Bobby Bilbo, a junior-to-be at Maryland and one of the Terps' top golfers, is in a three-way tie for second at 140 after a 68. His father, the head pro at Argyle Country Club in Silver Spring, is in a four-man bunch at 144 after a 70."
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Sun Staff Writer | July 2, 1995
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.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer | July 12, 1995
For the Bilbos and Dorns, the 74th annual Maryland Open is a family affair.While defending champion Wayne DeFrancesco took a one-shot lead with a 67 for a two-round 139 yesterday at Chartwell Country Club, Bobby Bilbo and his father, Bob, and brothers Brian and David Dorn were battling not only the field, but also each other. The Dorns' father, Dave, was on hand to watch the fun.Bobby Bilbo, a junior-to-be at Maryland and one of the Terps' top golfers, is in a three-way tie for second at 140 after a 68. His father, the head pro at Argyle Country Club in Silver Spring, is in a four-man bunch at 144 after a 70."
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 9, 2002
Former PGA Tour member Chip Sullivan opened the 81st annual Maryland Open with a 6-under-par 66, securing a three-shot lead yesterday at Bulle Rock in Havre de Grace. Two-time champion Wayne DeFrancesco took advantage of an early tee time with a first round of 3-under 69. Ted Coon (University of Maryland Golf Course), the low amateur last year, shot 70, and was followed by 71s from professional Frank Ferguson (Montgomery CC) and amateur Matt Tengwall (Prospect Bay). Defending champion Steve Madsen (Lakewood CC)
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Sun Staff Writer | June 21, 1994
STERLING, Va. -- The first outside competition for the highly regarded 2-year-old Lowes Island Club golf course turned out to be a burner.On a 90-degree day, Mike McGinnis, head professional at Holly Hills Country Club in Ijamsville, Md., scorched the well-conditioned layout with eight birdies en route to a 5-under-par 35-3267 in leading qualifying for the U.S. Senior Open yesterday.With three places available for the starting field of 80 players, the medalist was followed by Bob Bilbo of Argyle CC in Silver Spring, 34-3569, and Perky Cullinane, Columbia CC, 37-3572.
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By John W. Stewart | June 18, 1994
Bob Bilbo birdied four of his first six holes and went on to a 35-3166 to win the pro sweeps phase of a Middle Atlantic PGA pro-am at Piney Branch Golf Club yesterday. Bilbo, head pro at Argyle Country Club, finished with six birdies and a bogey for his tour of the 6,500-yard par 36-3571 Carroll County course.Brian Lehnhard of Glenn Dale GC also started at No. 10 and went to the turn in 31, also with four birdies. He offset his only bogey with a birdie for a par-matching nine.Charlie Palmer of Piney Branch, a one-time professional who regained amateur status several years ago, nearly surpassed Bilbo down the back nine, but a series of lipped-out putts left him at 33-3467.
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