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VOL. XXI, NO. 11
SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 16, 1918
H HER OLD STYLE
Dorothy Campbell Hurd Wins the
St. Valentine Tournament
MM, Armstrong: Made Game Fl-ht
Mln Bog-art and MU Thunlon
DOKOTHY , Campbell
Hurd made good her
claim to the champion
ship in the St. Valen
tine's Golf tournament,
3 last week, in a master
ful style. A week of
ideal weather condi-
, Lfc tions brought out a
fast field and developed some good play
on the Number one course. But pro
duced nothing that could compete with
the old National Champion. Miss Ger
trude Thurston, second best in the quali
fying round, was paired with Mrs. Hurd
on the first day. The contest was inter
esting but not doubtful. Miss Thurston
was left to console herself in the beaten
four which she did with a vengenance.
The score was five up and four to go.
It fell to Miss Pauline Starrett, who
had triumphed over Mrs. David Carll S
and 7 in the first round to meet the
champion in the second. She fared no
better. Mrs. Hurd was going her
famous and invincible fashion not long,
but straight and inevitable. . She won
on the 13th green. This left Mrs. J. D.
Armstrong to debate the final round
ith her. Mrs. Armstrong had proved
a strong and consistent player against
rs. M. B. Brynes, .whom she had de
feated 3 and 2, and Mrs. J. D. Chap
man, whom she left at the seventeenth
m the semi-final round.
frs. Armstrong made a game fight
against odds that were obviously too
eat. The champion was in good form,
ani in such case there is nobody in the
country that could have taken on Mrs.
Armstrong's task with any great assur-
ae oi success. Mrs. Hurd took the
fifst three holes in order. Then Mrs.
Armstrong rallied, reached the fourth
green in three 357 yards, and sank her
Putts for a winning five. She held on
great determination and delivered
a twenty foot putt for a half on the
h- Mrs. Hurd recaptured her lead
three with a bogey four on the sixth,
Jd ran down a par three on the seventh.
result was that although she played
Very consistent and plucky game, Mrs.
Armstrong reached the turn five down.
The tenth went to Mrs. Hurd six to
seven. Mrs. Armstrong held her own
against a four on the eleventh. But it
was no use. Mrs. Hurd left no opening,
even the size of the eye of a needle.
And the match ended on the twelfth.
Miss Caroline Bogart did not have
things quite so much her own way in
the Second Division. Flying the banner
of the Sandhills, she met Mrs. George
M. Howard of Halifax in the final
took place between Mrs. Howard the
runner up in the second division, and
Miss Gwendolyn Cummings, a leader of
the Silver Foils. They were so well
matched that not only the eighteenth
but the nineteenth holo found them still
even. The decision was reached in Mrs.
Howard's favor on the twentieth green.
Played on Course No. 1.
First round, Mrs. J. V. Hurd beat
DOROTHY CAMPBELL HURD
WINNER OF THE ST. VALENTINE'S GOLF TOURNAMENT.
round, and came through victorious
three up on the 17th. She had come
through the lower bracket by a narrow
margin. Mrs. W. E. Truesdell drove her
to the finish in the first round, and did
not succumb until the last lonesome shot
left her one down at the eighteenth cup.
Mrs. R. C Blancke gave her a good run
after beating Mrs. A. S. Higgins one
The closest contest in the tournament
Miss Gertrude Thurston five and four,
Miss Pauline Starrett beat Mrs. Davis
Carll eight and seven. Mrs. J. D. Arm
strong beat Mrs. M. B. Brynes three
and two. Mrs. J. D. Chapman beat Mrs.
G. W. Statzell by default.
Second round, Mrs. Hurd beat Miss
Starett nine and seven. Mrs. Armstrong
beat Mrs. Chapman two and one.
Final round, Mrs. Hurd beat Mrs.
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A BIG DAY Oil THE TRACK
Whpark Rides Dave to a Victory
Oyer the Thoroughbreds
JLadjr Httj hows her Mettle
Mabel Wertli and Daniel V Take i
The Monej la Sulky II ace
H THERE is no use talk
ing about it. Horses
and jockeys and brilli
ant uniforms, the blare
of- the band and the
clanging of the bell,
the concourse of auto
mobiles and buss and
hum around the pad
dock, all go to make up a racing holiday.
But the first and the grand prize belongs
to the sun. Wednesday, as if to com
pensate for its half-hearted support of
the jockey club program through this,
the Kaiser's winter, old sol struck his
normal pace the other day, and called
the whole colony and Tom Kelly out in
white flannels and parasols to take in
His genial spirit was diffused through
the stables, and seemed to infect the
horses. At all events, the standard of
the events was very high, and the races
were pulled off with more snap and run
with more rivalry and created a greater
partisan interest in the stand than
usual. The occasion was further sig
nalized by the opening of the Jockey
Club Tea room, and the sociable gath
ering of the colony and guests after the
running. The ladies of the Club poured
tea and the company was regaled with
sandwiches and flubjubs while they
talked over the performances of their
Of these Fort Johnson, the steeple
chaser from the Pinehurst stables
shared the highest praises of the day
with Nibb's Dave. Over the hurdles he
outdistanced Mrs. Thomas' fast Gath
erer, and the veteran Travelor. Colonel
Swigert's little champion, the mare
Miriam H. gave the hardest run to the
winner, and took second place.
Dave sprang a surprise to the thor
oughbreds. Taking the lead over Kin
derlou, many times leader on the Pine
hurst track, he come into the stretch
still ten yards to the gbod. Big money
was laid on the spot that the old South
ern Pines runner would overtake him
before the finish. Lost money. Why
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