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October 22, 2002
Lorraine S. Knox, a homemaker and golfer, died of lung cancer Wednesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 61. Lorraine Snyder was born and raised in Portsmouth, Va., where she graduated from high school. After her 1963 marriage to Louis P. Knox III, who survives her, the couple moved to Towson and later settled in Timonium. Mrs. Knox began playing golf in 1961. She was an active member and former president of Pine Ridge Women's Golf Association and Mount Pleasant Women's Golf Association.
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Sports Digest | August 27, 2014
Golf Andrea Kraus wins WGA Greiner Cup at Caves Valley Andrea Kraus of Hayfields Country Club, who has already qualified for the U.S. Women's Mid-Am and U.S. Women's Senior championships, shot 74 Tuesday at Caves Valley Golf Club to win the 54th Greiner Cup, a titleholders competition sponsored and conducted by the Women's Golf Association of Baltimore. In leading an elite 28-player field, Kraus won the event for a record-setting ninth time in the past 21 years. College football West Virginia's Banks out against Towson, Maryland West Virginia starting cornerback Ishmael Banks will be suspended for the Mountaineers' first three games because of an academic problem, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen announced Monday.
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August 31, 2008
John W. Highfield Jr., a former employee of McCormick & Co. and an avid golfer who served as president of the Maryland State Golf Association, died in his sleep Aug. 25 at his residence in Ruxton. He was 69. Mr. Highfield was born in the Philadelphia suburb of Jenkintown, where he went to high school. He attended Lehigh University and graduated in 1961 with an undergraduate degree in English, according to his son, John Highfield III of Charleston, S.C. Mr. Highfield was on the Lehigh football team and was starting quarterback part of his junior year and all of his senior year, said Charles P. Wentz, a teammate and friend.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2014
Some athletes take to a sport after watching a memorable performance. Others simply are born to play it. Hall of Fame golfer Carol Mann's career path was set when she couldn't see her head in a mirror made for young ballerinas to study their movements. "I made my ballet debut at the Lyric Theatre [in Chicago], in a little-kids ballet," recalled Mann, who grew up in Rodgers Forge and lived there until her parents moved to Chicago after her freshman year at Notre Dame Prep. "That was my first experience of performing in the public.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Sun Staff Writer | October 30, 1994
Sally Anthony of Baltimore Country Club and the late George Taylor received special recognition as the Inter Club Nine-Hole Golf Association held its 44th annual awards luncheon Friday at Hunt Valley Golf Club.Anthony received the Champion of Champions Trophy for her victory in a select 13-player field. The event was for each season-long points leader from the organization's other 12 clubs. Anthony's 51-1734 was a three-stroke winner at Hunt Valley GC.Taylor, whose area golf-writing career spanned five decades before his death last April, was an early supporter of the association and donated trophies, which bear his name.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | April 1, 2001
Eleanor J. Appling, golf champion and former president of the Women's Golf Association, died Wednesday of cancer at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 77. For more than 50 years, Mrs. Appling's life revolved around golf. She met and fell in love with her husband on a golf course. Since 1981, she had lived in a house that overlooked and gave her instant access to the Towson Golf and Country Club's Eagle's Nest golf course in Phoenix, Baltimore County, where she had been a member for 30 years.
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By JOHN STEWART | March 8, 1992
As one of three new appointees to the Executive Committee of the U.S. Golf Association, John Merchant is more concerned with where he's going than where he's been.From a background unlike that of any of the others on the 15-member board, Merchant, the committee's first black, has been thrust into a position of importance and is expected to have instant expertise in a lot of areas."Since I was first nominated last September, I've had a lot of fun. . . and a lot of letters," Merchant told the annual meeting of the Middle Atlantic Golf Association at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase Friday evening.
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By GARY LAMBRECHT | September 27, 2005
CALENDAR PGA Tour Chrysler Classic of Greensboro Site -- Greensboro, N.C. Schedule -- Thursday-Sunday Course -- Forest Oaks Country Club (7,197 yards, par 72) Purse -- $5 million ($900,000 to winner) TV -- USA Network (Thursday-Friday, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.); ABC (Sunday, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.) Last year -- Brent Geiberger won his first PGA tour event - and joined his father, Al, as the first father-son duo to win the same tournament - by posting a two-stroke victory over Michael Allen.
NEWS
July 5, 1992
Crofton golfer Gary Carpenter recently placed 10th during the three-day American Junior Golf Association Ping Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C., then captured the Big I Insurance qualifier at Argyle Country Club.Carpenter, 17, who just completed his junior year at Arundel High School, shot rounds of 75, 74 and 76 in the Ping Classic at the Burning Ridge Golf Club, earning him a place in the Rolex Tournament of Champions and the Rolex Classic.The Ping tournament marked the first AJGA event that Carpenter has taken part in this season.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 17, 1999
Jack Emich, for years recognized as "Mr. Golf" in Maryland, has been chosen for the U.S. Golf Association's fifth annual Joseph C. Dey Award.Given in recognition of meritorious service to the game as a volunteer, the award, announced earlier this week, will be presented Jan. 22 at the USGA's annual meeting in San Francisco."
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Sports Digest | August 15, 2012
Et cetera Hutsell tied for lead at MAPGA Pro tourney David Hutsell , PGA director of instruction at The Elkridge Club, and Chip Sullivan of Troutville, Va., are tied for the lead at 6-under-par 137 in the Middle Atlantic PGA Professional Championship at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. Wayne DeFrancesco of Columbia is at 4-under. The field of 162 slims down to 70 for today's final round on the River course. The top 11 players and three exempt players - including Hutsell and DeFrancesco - will advance to play in the PGA Professional National Championship in June at Sunriver (Ore.)
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Sports Digest | August 9, 2012
Et cetera Sports Legends Museum to honor ex-Oriole Murray In celebration of Saturday's statue unveiling of former Oriole Eddie Murray , Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards is showcasing a memorabilia display from Friday to Sept. 3. Items on display include Murray's road jersey from 1996, the year he hit his 500th home run in a home game at Oriole Park; a game-used bat; Murray's 1996 American League Championship Series locker nameplate; and a cachet issued for his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,don.markus@baltsun.com | July 5, 2009
BETHESDA - -The scene around the first tee at Congressional Country Club Friday was what most envisioned when Tiger Woods announced three years ago that he would be hosting a regular Professional Golf Association tour event over Fourth of July weekend. Fans stood five-deep in most places, 10-deep in others, hoping for a glimpse of the world's best player. But when Woods leaves after Sunday's final round of the AT&T National tournament, big-time golf in Maryland will suffer the latest painful blow.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | May 24, 2009
Grace Schmidt Pierpont, a community volunteer active in hospital work, died in her sleep Monday at her daughter's home in Haemelschenburg, Germany. She was 90 and had lived in Homeland. Born Grace Schmidt in Owings Mills, she was a 1936 Franklin High School graduate and earned a nursing degree in 1941. A year later, she married Ross Z. Pierpont, a surgeon who was active in Republican politics. Mrs. Pierpont worked as a nurse for a decade until her daughter was born in 1951. She then did volunteer work for Roland Park Country School, Grace United Methodist Church, the Women's Auxiliary of Maryland General Hospital, the Baltimore Opera Guild, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Golfer's Charitable Association, where she was chairwoman for many years.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | September 25, 2008
R. William Clarke, longtime head golf pro at Hillendale Country Club and past president of the Professional Golfers' Association of America, who was considered a national expert on the rules of the game, died Monday of heart failure at the Oak Crest Village retirement community. He was 85. "He was known as 'Mr. Hillendale' and was one of the leading rules experts in the country," said Allen Wronoski, who succeeded Mr. Clarke. Mr. Clarke retired in 1989 after nearly four decades at the club.
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August 31, 2008
John W. Highfield Jr., a former employee of McCormick & Co. and an avid golfer who served as president of the Maryland State Golf Association, died in his sleep Aug. 25 at his residence in Ruxton. He was 69. Mr. Highfield was born in the Philadelphia suburb of Jenkintown, where he went to high school. He attended Lehigh University and graduated in 1961 with an undergraduate degree in English, according to his son, John Highfield III of Charleston, S.C. Mr. Highfield was on the Lehigh football team and was starting quarterback part of his junior year and all of his senior year, said Charles P. Wentz, a teammate and friend.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Staff Writer | September 9, 1993
HAYMARKET, Va. -- Chris Epperly, of Virginia Beach, Va., shot a 2-under-par 36-3672, and took a two-stroke lead halfway through the annual women's championship of the Middle Atlantic Golf Association at Evergreen Country Club yesterday.Epperly, a perennial contender in this event although never better than third, had five birdies and three bogeys over the 5,672-yard, par-74 Prince William County course.After bogeying the first hole, Sherry Zaleski, from Manassas, Va., and Montclair CC, in the event for the first time, played an 11-hole stretch (Nos.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | October 3, 2003
Philip Mahone, from Earlysville, Va., took a two-stroke lead with a 2-under 68 that included five front-nine birdies as the Middle Atlantic Golf Association's Men's Amateur championship opened yesterday on Baltimore Country Club's East Course. Leaders: Philip Mahone, Earlysville, Va., 30-38-68; Frank Alafoginis, Potomac, 35-35-70; Rick Wakefield, Fairfax,Va., 36-36-72; Pat Tallent, Vienna, Va., 36-37-73; Dan Hosek, Alexandria, Va., 38-36-74; Tim Dilli, Towson, 35-39-74. * Two-Woman Team: Baltimorean Andrea Kraus took care of the front nine and Lisa Schlesinger posted two birdies on the back nine, giving the pair a combined par 72 to win the Maryland State Golf Association's 10th championship at Beechtree Golf Club in Aberdeen.
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By RICK MAESE | June 16, 2007
OAKMONT, Pa.-- --There was a point midway through the second round of the U.S. Open when you couldn't tell whether we were talking about a golf tournament or a Die Hard sequel. The dejected duffers were scorned, hurt and a little scared. The course at Oakmont Country Club is "mean," they bellowed. And "treacherous" and "dangerous." Golfers were shocked at the "carnage" being scattered over western Pennsylvania. Puh-leez. These pretty boys with pleats probably confuse The View with Ultimate Fighting, too. That's why it was so refreshing to learn after two rounds of the Open that a guy named Bubba was nearly leading the thing.
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May 18, 2006
CALENDAR PGA TOUR Colonial Site -- Fort Worth, Texas Schedule -- Today-Sunday Course -- Colonial Country Club (7,054 yards, par 70) Purse -- $6 million. Winner's share: $1,008,000. Television -- USA (today-tomorrow, 4-6 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.) Last year -- Kenny Perry won the event for the second time in three years, matching his tournament record with a 19-under 261 total en route to a seven-stroke victory. Last week -- Brett Wetterich won the Byron Nelson Championship for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 2-under 68 for a one-stroke victory over Trevor Immelman.
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