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TEE PINEEUEST OUTLOOK
Little Horn Races to Victory Miss Eleanor T. Chandler
Stages Come Back Before Large Crowd Wins St Valentine's
Nat Hurd's Little Horn in the days
of her greatness was accustomed to hear
ing the cheers and plaudit of the
crowds that throng the Pinehurst track.
On Wednesday the crowd got a thrill
that was liRe ol'd times when she romped
home first in the Steeplechase, leading
Disturber by a full length.
A fine day, with just enough tang in
the air, and the prospects of. some good
racing brought out a large crowd. The
expectations of the spectators were ful
ly realized, for the track was in fine
condition, the specialties were more
than interesting, and the finishes of the
races were of the kind that delight
all followers of the turf.
-There were besides Little Horn, two
entries in the Steeplechase, the unruly
Russian Pinion, Miles up, and Disturber,
Call up. They were all sent away to
gether and for a furlong they raced nose
and nose. They went thru this furlong
like spirited driving horses, but the
Molly 0. and gave chase1 to His Nibbs.
Trotter's sbrrel gelding was not to be
denied, however, and responded to the
challenge by a spurt of his own, which
left Algardi a length to the rear at the
Four horses went to the post in the
five one-half furlong event, which went
10 Wasseon, owned by Mr. Swoope. At
well, up on Wasseon, set a terrific pace
most of the way, and opened up a gap
which seemed to give him a safe lead if
he could last. Lasses up on Lyndonia,
made a faint effort to overhaul the lead
er, but the best he could was to win the
place from George Roach and Ray-O-Light,
who finished in the order named.
With Joe Hamilton out of the way,
Princess Ingomar had things her own
way in the Class A. Harness event, win
ning the race in straight heats, from
David B., an entry from the Wickert
Stable and Mittle Bedworth, a stable-mate.
Mrs. J. D. Armstrong, Runner Up
second jump found Russian Pinion out
in front with Little Horn in chase. The
second time past the grandstand found
the Nibb's entry tiring and from there
on Archibald did not leave the issue
much in doubt.
He sent Little Horn to. the front and
began to- draw away from all rivals
until, coming into the stretch, the Hurd
horse Avas leading by nearly two lengths.
Little Horn managed to keep this ad
vantage to the finish, beating out Dis
turber. The six furlong match had promised
to be a contest between Mildred Euretta
and Uncle Sand for a purse of $100.00,
4mt little Miss Mary Grace O'Brien
having a Avorld of confidence in her
plucky runner Joe Millelr de?ided to
rner him as a contender. Mii'dredEu
retta had an outside position, but quick
ly cut across the others and took the
lead, to run away in the stretch, winning
by three lengths, while Joe Miller had
no competition for second place.
The mile flat event brought about the
best speed contest; of the day, although
it proved to be an easy conquest for
Trotter's "His Nibbs" which defeated
Algardi, Robert Taylor's fast black
ffelding by a good length. Algardi was
a strong favorite, but it was along to
wards the three-quarter mark before he
showed any signs of speed and there he
came up with a rush and roar, caught
The first heat found the Princess
railing far behind the leaders. A few
words of encouragement from Smith
-oon brought the brown mare up to the
fore and ten seconds later she was out
in front widening the gap every step,
and came home an easy winner.
The second heat was a repetition of
the first, but the third developed a real
thrilling finish. The first time past th3
grandstand found the brown mare in the
lead with David B. and Mittie Bed
worth holding on for dear life. The
head of the stretch left the three of
ihem in the same position. They all
made one great grand spurt and after a
general unscrambling by the judges.
Princess Ingomar was awarded the heat
AT THE PINECREST INN
Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. A. P., Pitts
CuUen, Mrs. W. V., Summit, N. J.
TT.iusold. Mrs. A., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Lockwood, Mr. C. W., Hempstead, N. Y,
Lorering, Mr. and Mrs. R. S. and fam
ily, Manches!'er, Mass.
Power. Mr. L., New York City.
Van Vranken. Mr. and Mrs. J. and fam
ilv. Hempstead, N. Y.
Warner, Mr. and Mrs. H. W., Hemp
stood, N. Y.
St. Valentine's Tournament for Wo
men, held February 10, 11, 12 and 13th,
held the center of the stage last week
jand it is safe to remaik that interest
ran higher and competition was keener
in this tournament than it was in the
men's tournament of the week before.
Certainly the contest between Mrs. Arm
strong and Miss Chandler was a much
more exciting affair than the match be
tween Chick Fownes and Hamilton; and
the gallery that saw Miss Chandler sink
the winning put was the largest on the
course this season.
Match Play, except on the last day,
was hampered by unfavorable weather
conditions. On Friday conditions were
perfect; a steady rain on Thursday left
the greens in good shape, and a slight
wind blowing out of the north called
for judgment and care on the part pf
Forty qualified for match play. Miss
Chandler, the Philadelphia expert, ran
off with the Qualifying. Medal with, a
total of 93, which gave her a safe mar
gin of thre'e points over Mrs. John D.
Chapman, of Greenwich, who ran second
with a 96. Mrs. Armstrong was third
with 97, and Mis. J. F. Duryea, of Brae
Burn, was fourMi with 98. The tourna
ment was played on Number One Course,
five eights participating.
Miss E. T. Chandler, Huntington 93
Mrs. J. D. 'Chapman, Greenwich 96
Mrs. J. D. Armstrong, Buffalo 97
Mrs. J. F. Duryea, Brae Burn 98
Mrs. F. S. Danforth. North Fork 102
Mrs. D. Parson, Youngstown 102
Mrs. F. B. Ryan, Baltusrol 102
Mrs. F. T. Keating, Agawam Hunt 104
Mrs. C. S. Waterhouse, Ardsley- 104
Miss L. Patterson, Plainfield 104
Mrs. M. W. Marr, Pinehurst 105
Miss I. Waterhouse, Ardsley 106
Mrs. J. F. Reynolds, South Bend 108
Mrs S. Waters, Pinehurst 108
Mrs. A. P. Allgood, Sayville 108
Miss D. Brown, Montcl'air 110
Mrs. J. H. Horner, Oakmont 110
Miss W. V. Cullen, Canoe Brook 111
Mrs. L. F. Wanner, Cherry Valley 111
Mrs. C. A. Magoon, Oakmont 113
Mrs. G. M. Howard, Halifax 115
Mrs. J. Van Campen, New York 115
Mrs. F. H. Mahan, St. Davids 115
Miss M. Millichamp, Rosedale 116
Miss C. Bogart, Pinehurst 123
Mrs. A. S. Higgins, Pinehurst' 123
Mrs. A. B. Ashforth, Greenwich 124
Mrs. B. Melanson, Tedesco 126
Miss P. Kimball, Bath 126
Mrs. G. W. Statzell, Aronimink 126
Mrs. F. McCurdy, Halifax 127
Miss H. Whitridge, Baltimore 127
Mrs. R. C. Blancke, Montclair 130
Mrs. C. Tuska, Baltusrol 132
Miss M. Whitely, Baltimore 133
Mrs. A. Lorsch, Century 134
Miss M. Pouch, Wyona 140
Mrs. I. Butterworth, Portland 142
Miss J. Pouch, Sayville 158
Mrs. R. Ward, St. Patricks 160
In reviewing the individual play of
Miss Chandler and Mrs. Armstrong as
evidenced in the final match, it must be
said that Miss Chandler's play was not.
all that could be expected of one who
had been runner-up to Mrs. Barlow on
a previous occasion and also a danger
ous conJnder in the same tournament
last year. While she shone brightly
with her driver, she was wobbly with her
pu'ter and uncertain on approaches.
After having been three down at the
11th hole, she saved the mat-ch by her
calm and steady pluck, born of long ex
perience in match play.
Mrs. J. T). Armstrong, her opponent,,
who hails from Buffalo, played a very
steady and consistent game, and held'
the honors most of the way around. She
was deadly on the green. She avoided
the great temptation of over-reaching,,
of overplaying, of trying to make one
shot do the work of two which wisdom
called for; and the rejul't was she never
once found herself in a bwiker.
Mrs. Armstrong won the first hole,
but lost the second; she gathered in the
third by par and also the fourth, where
Mis. Chandler fell down on a short
approach. Miss Chandler's turn came
at the fifth where she got in some goodi
work wi'h her irons. She missed the
sixtli by a short putt and, whereas it
should have beeii hers, the hole was
halved. They halved the seventh. At
the e'ght Miss Chandler made a beauti
ful drive and was on tiie green in three.
It looked as though the hole would go to
Miss Chandler easily, but Mrs. Arm
strong, made a pretty put from off the
green, and halved the hole. Mrs. Arm
strong 's putting enabled her to halve
the ninth hole and start the inward jour
ney one up, with 48 to Miss Chandler's
49. Mrs. Armstrong took the tenth hole
with the aid of a stymie and won the
11th in par. It looked as though the
handshaking ceremony would soon be
staged. But when Miss Chandler halved
the 12th and took the 13th in 3, Mrs.
Armstrong apparently began to get ner
vous. On both the 14th and 15th holes
Mrs. Armstrong had opportunities to
win the match, but the best she could
do was to t'ie the holes. If she had won
the 16th, instead of halving.it, the
match would have been hers. Miss
Chandler played the 17th and 18th
nicely and won them both, which made
it necessary o carry the struggle an
other bole. Miss Chandler won it 5-6.
Her score for the round was 98 as
against Mrs. Armstrong's 99.
Meanwhile in the consolation of th
First Eight Mrs. J. D. Chapman romped
home with a 90, the best' score made by
a woman on the course so far this sea
son, defeating Mrs. F. B. Ryan, Baltus
rol, 5 and 4.
Mrs. J. F. Reynolds, South Bend, was
victor in the Second Eight, defeating
Mrs. F. T. Keating, Agawam Hunt, 2'
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