SfiBKIfSk PINEHURST, MOORE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. Kjjl AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNEY Detailed Program for This Im portant Event Complete. Week Will lie the Wtont Ini port ant in the HUtory of Golf in the South. THE detailed program for the Annual United North and South Amateur Championship Tournament, which takes place here from April 4th to 9th, in clusive, was announced by the Executive Committee of the Finehurst Golf Club during the week, and it is by far the most important in the history of these contests, embracing many special fea tures in addition to the Amateur Cham pionship event. These will include a Women's Championship, an Open South ern Championship, an eighteen-hole medal play handicap, and driving, ap proaching and putting contests. Special plans are also being made for the entertainment of the visitors and trap shooting and other contests, as well as dances, teas and numerous social fea tures, are being arranged. Taking all and all the week will be the most notable in the history of golf in the South. Entries for the Amateur Champion ship close on Tuesday, April 5th, for the Medal Flay Handicap, Thursday, April 7th, and for the Open Southern Cham pionship, Friday, April 8th, All entrants for the Handicap must state their club handicap or play from scratch. Entries for the Women's Champion ship close Saturday, April 2nd, and post entries will, however, be received up to 9:00 A. M., on Monday, April 4th. United States Golf Association rules will govern throughout the tournament, except where they conflict with local rulings. These tournauients have steadily in creased in importance and popularity drawing a larger and more important field of entries each year, until they have now become of National importance in their character, the leading event of the winter season and the most important of the early season tournaments. PROMINENT PARTICIPANTS. Prominent among the entries already received is the name of Walter J. Travis, the amateur champion, and the winner of this year's inauguration tournament. Mr. Travi3 was delighted with his first visit to Finehurst and he returns, not only with the championship cup in his mind's eye, but to renew pleasant asso ciations made upon a previous visit. Mr. Travis is, without doubt, the most con spicuous figure in the golfing world of to-day and unquestionably the strongest amateur at thirty-six holes in this coun try. The fact, however, remains that he is not considered "invincible" by many AT THE TARGET PISTOL BUTTS matches fully as close. Mr. Travis plans to sail for England very soon after his visit here, to take part in the Amateur Championship of Great Britain, to be played at Sandwich during the week of May 30th. It is also probable that he will participate in the open champion ship fixed for June 8th and 9th on the same links. ' '(!( V"VV, ... l)r AV : I . v.,., .,,,.". I U I I J THE MAGNIFICENT CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY. rising amateurs, and the possibility of defeating him and thereby winning national fame, is a prospect which looms up brightly before many players. In this year's inauguration tourna ment, both Edwin A. Freeman of the Montclair Golf Club and W. C. Fownes, Jr., of the Highland Golf Club, Fitts burg, came very close to the coveted accomplishment, and in the coming championship, there are sure to be Unusual interest will in consequence, attach to Mr, Travis' visit here owing to the fact that it will probably be his last appearance in an imporant tournament in this country for some time to come. Among the other entries is the "Fownes family" of Pittsburg, promi nent among whom is W. C. Jr., the young man who gave Travis such a close rub for the first cup in the inauguration tournament finals. ( Continued to Last Page ) Close Scores Special Feature of Weekly Tournament. IfliNH Waterhouae Take Women' Cup With Wet Score of Four Hundred and fifteen. THE weekly tournament of the Target-Pistol Club developed the pret tiest contest of the season, and close scores were its special features. Miss Marguerite Waterhouseof Centre ville, It. I., won the women's cup with a net score of four hundred and fifteen, a gross average of forty-eight per string. Mrs, John D. Schoonmaker of New i'ork City, finished second with three hundred and forty-one. Herbert L. Jillson of Worcester, Mass., won the men's cup with a net score of four hundred and eleven, a gross aver age of fifty-two and one-fifth, with Dr. Herbert J. Hall of Marblehead, Mass., second, with three hundred and sixty-two. THE SCORES. Gr. Hdp Net. Gr A v. Miss Waterhouse, Centreville, It I, 240 175 415 48 Mrs JD Schoonmaker, New York, Mrs C D Gregory Albany, N Y Mrs G N McMillan,' Detroit, Michigan, 149 175 324 29 4-6 Miss S A Cutler, Newton, Mass, 242 75 317 43 2-6 Miss Augusta Endicott, 106 175 341 331-5 151 175 326 301-6 Boston, Mass, Miss Cullen, Short Hills, N J, Mrs William West Camden, N J Herbert L. Jillson, Worcester, Mass, Dr Herbert J Hall, Marblehead, Mass, Dr Chas O Kimball, New York, G N McMillan, Detroit, Michigan, E D Gerard Brooklyn, N Y, II It Moorehouse, Pittsburg, Pa, 205 265 53 116 100 216 2314 76 175 251 501-5 261 150 411 521-5 362 0 362 72 2-5 202 150 352 40 2-5 247 100 347 49 24 187 150 337 39 2-5 148 150 298 29 34 Nichols vh. Freeman. A match between Bernard Nichols, the profes sional, and Edwin A. Freeman of the Montclair Golf Club, was played Tuesday afternoon. Nich ols won by a small margin of two up, match play, and two strokes, medal play. THE CAKDS. Out. 3 5 3 5 3 5 4 5 In. 4 3 7 4i 4 4 6 3 Nichols Freeman 5 36 6 39 Nichols Freeman 4-403676 439-3978 Volume VII; No. 18. Saturday, March 26, 1904. Price Five Cents.