Rohrback wins State Women's Amateur

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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. The late burst was enough to enable the Pipitones, who tied for second last year, to squeeze past David and Connor Nocar of Chartwell CC, 31-35—66. Both teams played the back nine first. ... Henry Blue of Green Spring Valley Hunt Club recorded a second-round 1-under-par 71 for a 36-hole total of 143 and won the Senior Amateur championship of the Middle Atlantic Golf Association on Wednesday at Musket Ridge GC in Myersville. The Butler resident finished one stroke clear of first-day leader Tim Sughrue of Prospect Bay CC, who shot 70-74—144. Other area scorers in the 53-player field included Joe Lefavor, U.S. Naval Academy GC, 63-73—146, and Steve Ford, Caves Valley GC, 77-70—147. George Washburn, Holly Hills CC, won the Super Seniors with 73-66—139.

Juniors: Sam Jung of Chantilly, Va., earned his first American Junior Golf Association championship by defeating Kyle Suppa of Honolulu in a four-hole playoff at Talbot Country Club in Easton. Ana Paula Ramirez of Pachuca, Mexico, won the girls division by beating Madeline Chou of Santa Ana, Calif., in sudden death.

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Diamond Jim released; Bowie football picked for 6th

The Diamond Jim component of the 2013 Maryland Fishing Challenge entered its final phase Thursday when Maryland Department of Natural Resources biologists and teams of young anglers caught, tagged and released approximately 200 striped bass into the Chesapeake Bay. One of the tagged fish is the official Diamond Jim, worth as much as $25,000 to the angler who catches him between Aug. 1 and midnight Sept. 2, with the other tagged imposter rockfish worth at least $500 each.

College football: The coaches of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association picked Bowie State to finish sixth in the conference and third in the Northern Division. Senior defensive tackle Oladimeji Layeni, junior tight end Khari Lee (Western Tech), junior center Austin Hochman (Annapolis) and sophomore defensive back Curtis Pumphrey (Atholton) were selected to the All-CIAA preseason team.

Mount St. Mary's: The university hired the following assistant coaches: Mike Salomon for tennis, Tim Nickas for track and field, Anthony Golden (Loyola High) for men's lacrosse, Dustin Pease (Archbishop Spalding) for baseball and Ryan Defibaugh for women's soccer. Salomon, Nickas, Golden and Pease are Mount graduates; Defibaugh is a McDaniel grad who has made coaching stops at his alma mater as well as Penn State.

Colleges: Tricia Turley Brandenburg, Towson's interim athletics director, has been elected to serve as third vice president of the National Association for Athletics Compliance.

World TeamTennis: The Washington Kastles routed the Boston Lobsters, 25-12, on Thursday night at Kastles Stadium at The Wharf to advance to Sunday's 5 p.m. finals at Kastles Stadium against the Springfield Lasers.

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