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DECEMBER 15, 1921
HARMON BROTHERS LEAD
In Mid-South Amateur
By Robert E. Harlow
Pinehurst 's first important golf event
each season is the Mid-South, an amateur
professional best-ball event which is
universally ranked as the foremost event
of its kind held in the United States ami
was played this year on November 18 and
19. Although this year's meeting was
only the second, the event has gained wide
spread attention and all professionals who
can possibly arrange to make the trip to
Pinehurst play in the Mid-South.
The prize money of $1175, with .$500
for the winner and silver prizes for the
amateurs, is only one reason why this
tournament attracts the players for Pine
hurst is sure to provide fine golfing woath
er in middle November, and the profes
sionals and amateurs enjoy coming down
for a few days of competition. Many
amateurs invite their club professionals
to make the trip and play with them in
this event, as the Club trophy must be
won by an amateur and professional rep
resenting the same club.
It so happened the. first year and this
year that the pairs which finished first
were made up of players . who did not
represent the same club,, so this gave
possession of the Club Trophy for a year
to teams which finished second. This
year, Guy M. Standifer and Fred McLeod,
representing the Columbia Country Club
of Washington, won the trophy and last
year it was won by Perry Adair and
Douglas Edgar of the Druid Hills club,
Atlanta. Edgar, a brilliant professional,
since met with an untimely death in an
High Quality of Golf
The quality of golf played in the amateur-professional
is high. Last year when
Tommy Armour and Leo Diegel won it,
their score of 275 for the 72 holes medal
play was considered remarkable, but this
time, Tommy Harmon, the Hudson River
Club professional, and his brother, Peter,
Scottish-American amateur, surprised
everybody by winning with the fine score
of 273, and leading the field by seven
This score was composed of four gTand
rounds on the championship eourse. The
Harmons certainly started the Southern
golfing season with fireworks and estab
lished a mark which will require some
super golf to better in the years to come
"when the players gather in increasing
numbers for the Mid-South event. If all
golfers who visit Pinehurst this year fol
low in the path made by the Harmons
ii L fir
)'J tor- If j
THOMAS MORRISON WINS
Two views of the gallery watching "Jock" Hutchinson sink his winning putt in
last season's Open North and South.
there will be a host of happy and con
The field was representative, with many
leading professionals on hand, but Tommy
and Peter started doing the thing right
from the start and no other pair ever
had a chance, although many thought
that Jesse Guilford, the national amateur
champion, and Tom Boyd, or "Walter
Hagen and Irving Robeson would catch
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THE PINEHURST CHAPEL
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Children's Service 10:00 A. M.
and Sermon, 11:00 A. M.
Early Mass 6:15 A. M.
Second Mass 8:00 A.M.
When visiting Priest is at Pinehurst.
I. S Robeson, Medallist
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Much interest in the early season events
at Pinehurst was again in evidence when
sixty-four golfers teed off in the qualify
ing round of the annual Carolina tourna
ment which was played during the week
following the Amateur-Professional event
and which resulted in a win for Thomas
Morrison of Oakmont, by virtue of a 4
"aiid' 2 "victory in the final round over W.
E. Watson of Youngstown.
I. S. Robeson of Rochester, N. Y., win
ner of the Autumn tournament a few days
before and former holder of the North
and South title, led the field in the quali
fying round with the comfortable score
of 78 and was easily the choice to win the
tournament, but he elected not to be an
exception to the long-standing rule that
medallists do not win tournaments, and
went down to defeat at the hands of
Chris Diebel of Youngstown, in the
second round of match play. Diebel
seems to be a stumbling block for all
medallists that come his way, for in the
Autumn tournament last season he hooked
up with Thomas D. Armour and admin
istered a defeat to the Scotch star who
was first amateur in the Amateur-Professional
event a feAV days before.
Armour had won the qualifying round in
easy fashion and was an odds-on choice to
win the tournament but Diebel stopped
him in the semi-final round. Like last
year, however, Dielel came to grief him
self before the finals were reached and the
defeat of the medallist in each event wa3
his portion of the honors.
Another favorite to be put out of the
running before the finals were reached
was Donald Parson, also of Youngstown.
Parson qualified in fourth place and was
generally expected to be fighting it out
at the end, but was defeated by Morrison,
the ultimate winner of the tournament,
in the second round of match play.
Morrison then continued his triumphant
march and after disposing of Diebel ad
vanced to meet Watson whom he defeated
4 and 2.
E. L. Scofield of Pinehurst, carried off
the prize in the consolation section of the
first division,, defeating R. E. Harlow,
Scarboro, 5 and 4.
The Governor's trophy, to the winner
of the second sixteen, went to H. C.
Fownes of Oakmont, who took the meas
ure of C. L. Sebring, Alliance, 2 and
1.' C. L. Becker, Philadelphia, N. Y.,
disposed of H. N. Card, Canoe Brook, and
won the consolation prize in this division.
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