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The Pinehurst outlook. (Pinehurst, N.C.) 1897-19??, January 19, 1918, Image 1

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19, 1918 VOL. XXI, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY FIVE CENTS FOLLETT TURNS THE TRICK Leads Field by Two Strokes for 'Medal in Advertisers' Tournament George Mutton and Purvi Opn the Wk' Ply wltn llt Ball on Saturday Spurred to superhuman efforts by an outlay of rewards the equal of which lias never yet been seen in any golf tourna ment no les than a prize for every other player engaged in the competition t he old champions and medal men of the Adver tising League drove off last Monday in the qualifying round against a strong contingent of hopefuls and dark horses. Backed for first place were a variety of stars, with resplendent records. There was Louis Hamilton, first division man on any circuit, holder of last year's medal, who had been slipping in a few days pre liminary practice and become well nigh infallible; there was E. T. Mason, the Framirigham shark, who took the grand prize and the championship 36 holes from the whole brilliant array two years ago, including Harold Slater and E. M. Purves. Here was Purves himself, and the pioneer of the course, Geo. C. Dutton, who is always found gravitating towards the top. The line up included some thirty more of the eager golfing world, destined to be divided into four classes by the day's play.' Let us say at once that a new star arose out of the constellation, W. H. Follett of Scarboro went out in 42. So far he had the best of the Avhole congre gation except Hamilton. Marshall Whit- latch, a chronic terror for the first string, came into the turn only one stroke to the bad, on a par with Manson and II. B. Kennedy in Eacebrook. But on the homeward trip Follett let himself out, kept a straight line and putted with an abandon which cut the nine holes to 41, and doubled his lead over the nearest competitor. There turned out to be none of the clan hanging to his skirts at the turn. E. M. Purves of Woodland, harking back to that other day when once before he missed the medal by a hair, cracked out a 41 on the last nine, and strode into second place with a total of 85. This settled the donations for the gross score. But by the simple rules of mathematics the interest in this gross business was mild compared with the rivalry developed by twice as many awards awaiting the four highest net scores in order of their excellence. These half a dozen scratch men might get the headlines, but they could never get either the variety of play, nor yet aspire to the slimness of total possible to any wielder of the brassie, under happy handicap conditions. Playing straight golf with the best of them, by the time an allowance of 14 had been discreetly subtracted . A., E. Gardner of Dunwoodie was safely landed with a net score of 75, and the first money (Eed Cross Money) Kennedy, who had raced the leaders to the turn with no handicap at all, overlooked a trap or two on the back stretch and so had to be con tent with second place and 79 at the finish. W. II. Hamilton of New Haven found an 81 good for third prize, a stroke better than that recorded by E. J. Barber of Englewood and William Campbell hailing from Detroit, his near est rivals, and dividers of the last trophy. DUTTON AND PURVIS START THE FROLIC In this wise were the assembled golfers i . i 1 j -1 T J 1.1. i. C divided into Classes, anu iur me rest ui. the week they are hard at the . match play culminating in the annual cham pionship, which we shall record in due time. But as a preliminary canter, before the medal round was played, Gen. C. Dut ton and E. M. Purves had already come into their own, and lifted all the booty allowed them or any man in one tourna ment. The occasion was a four-ball, best ball handicap event, pulled off Saturday last. Their best ball was an 87, 43 out and 44 in. To be sure they had a handi cap, the prodigious figure of one stroke. For which, as it turned out, they had no more need than they had of arctics. For the most dangerous competitors, William McCord of Knolhvood playing with Daniels from the Eichmond County chalked up a net of 89; and the scratch men, Manson and Whitlatch took this occasion to get their rube shots out of their systems. The summary of these events follow: Qualifying round, Advertising Men 's Tournament. Monday, January 14th. A., R. Gardner, Dunwoodie 44 45 89 14 75 H. B. Kennedy. RaceLrook 43 52 95 16 79 W. H. Hamilton, N. Haven 51 46 97 16 81 E. J. Barber, Englewood 50 52 102 20 82 Wm. Campbell, Detroit 49 47 96 14 82 W. H. Follett, Scarboro 42 41 83 0 83 John Woods, Pinehurst 52 51 103 19 84 R. M. Purves, Woodland 44 41 85 0 85 M. Whitlatch, Pinehurst 43 43 86 0 86 L." Hamilton, Garden City 42 45 87 0 87 Geo. C. Dutton, Woodland 48 45 93 9 93 E. TV Manson, Framingham 43 50 93 0 93 H. B. Lewis, Merrimac Val 45 49 94 6 88 J. D. Plummer, Springfield 55 42 97 14 83 S. H. Patterson, Plainfield 46 51 97 8 89 J C Martin, Huntington V. 49 50 99 10 89 W. M. McCord, Knellwood 52 47 99 14 8b Continued on page four) 'HISS BALL111 STARS Taking All Possible Trophies in Tennis Mack Wins Tbe Championship Whlthad aharen Honors In Mixed Doabln and Is Itunntr Up SE: CLAEENCE MACK of the Ann Arbor Country Club made good his first appearance on the Pine hurst courts by hammer-' ing his way through tho field in the Annual championship contest for the Pinehurst cup. Many of the old contestants were absent on duty, notably J. D. E. Jones, who has held the cup many times and who last year completed his third leg on the old cup, and Throckmorton, sometime Pine hurst champion, and Always dangerous, Hugh Whitehead of the Norfolk Club was Mack's hardest rival. These two met in the final round. The score is a fair indication of the play. It was an even thing, as observed from the side--lines, with the staying power obviously in Mack's favor. There was no striking contrast between the games. It was a battle of long rallies, of endurance, and final accuracy. At this game Mack was able to. land three points to Whiteheads two. And this was the outcome of every set. ' Apparently playing even the whole while, Mack still eked out all three sets straight, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Whitehead was the only entry that (Continued on page ten) r

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