PINEHURST, MOORE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ffl lS
VOL. IX; NO 9.
SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY TWENTY-SEVENTH, 1906.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
ALLAN LARD THE WINNER
Climax of Midwinter Tournament Comes
in Semi-final Rounds.
Lard and Ilecker fight it out Stroke
for Stroke, and.Keate Defeat
HE climax m the mid
winter tournament came
in the semi-final round?,
Allan Lard, of the Co
lumbia Golf Club,winner
of champinship honors,
being a trifle too fast in the finals, for
George W. Keates, of the Brae Burn
Club, and winning by a score of 5 up and
4 to play with a medal play card of 77,
which is the tournament record for the
season. In a word, Mr. Keates was a bit
"oft" and Mr. Lard was decidedly "on,'
as the card will show :
Out 54333553 637
In 53545463 54077
Interest in the match never lagged,
nevertheless, and a big gallery followed
the players until the end.
In the semi-final or morning rounds,
however, it was a dillerent story ; a hole
for hole battle between Mr. Lard and C.
L. Becker, of the Woodland Golf Club,
which was uncertain until the last putt
had been made upon the home green. At
the turn Lard had gained a lead of three
up, but Mr. Becker rallied coming in,
reducing the score to 1 down at the fif
teenth, but was unable to do better than
halve the last three holes.
The cards :
Out 55363454 439
In 43446563 64180
Out 55454563 5-42
In 33545463 63981
interest, however, was by no means
centered upon this match, for news
spread rapidly that Mr. Keates had
caught W. C. Carnegie, the crack St. An
drews player, a bit off his game, and
stood to win. Mr. Keates was four up
at the turn, but the Pittsburgher made a
brilliant rally, the tenth hole being halved
in 5, Mr. Carnegie winning the eleventh
in 3, halving the twelfth in 6, winning
the thirteenth and fourteenth in 4 and 5,
but losing the fifteenth, sixteenth and
the match, three down and two to play.
William C. Freeman, of the Montclair
Club, was the winner of the first division
consolation, defeating G. W. Wurell, of
the Oakmont Club, one up on the nine
teenth hole in a "red hot" match.
The cards :
14 4 5 5 5 2 5-39
4 4 6 5 6 S 6 4-47-86
5 5 0 5 4
5 5 5 6 3
THE SPECIAL CONTESTS.
The special contests of the day, the
medal play handicap in the morning and
lations and goodbyes at the hotels, many
of the tournament participants leaving
on the night train reluctantly, but antici
pating return visits.
A BRILLIANT ENDING.
The close of the contest was in keeping
with the features which characterized it
from the start, an epoch making week in
every particular, which is summed up
very concisely in the following remarks
TV. C. CARNEGIE, WINNER GOLD MEDAL IN QUALIFICATION
ROUND OF MIDWINTER TOURNAMENT.
the finals of the "very special" tourna
ment in the afternoon, each attracted
their share of attention from the big
crowd which thronged the Club house
and the course.
The day was absolute perfection with
ideal golfing conditions, and the after
noon tea drew together a company which
taxed the capacity of the Country Club
house, both inside and out.
The evening was devoted to congratu-
of T. Pliny Moran, of the Columbia Golf
"I am confident that never before
in the history of golf, has there been
as much' enthusiasm manifested, as
many beautiful trophies offered, and
as delightful weather throughout as
has been combined at Pinehurst this
week. Pinehurst is certainly Queen
of this country's golf resorts ; in all
truth 'America's St Andrews.' "
Arrangements Made for Important
Matches Here Next Month.
Leading- Americana Will Alio Partic
ipate in Matche of UnuHiial
ItRANGEME NT has
been made with the fa
mous English golf pro
fessionals, Sandy Herd
and Jack White ex open
Kirkaldy, Scottish champion, and 1'oland
Jones, the crack London golfer, who are
now in Mexico on an American tour, to
visit Pinehurst February twelfth and
thirteenth for a series of important
matches in which many leading Ameri
can professionals will be asked to partic
ipate. Seventy-two holes will be played,
eighteen hole rounds morning and after
noon, daily, and the prizes will be $200.,
$150., $100. and $50.
The matches will, without question, be
the biggest and most important profes
sional golf event of the entire year and
one of the best ever seen in this country
and the only opportunity offered to see
the English visitors matched against the
leading American professionals and
prominent amateurs from many parts of
the country are coming to witness the
Among the American professionals
who are expected to participate are Open
Champion Willie Anderson, Alex Smith,
Bernard and Gilbert Nichols, Alex Camp
bell, Jack Jolly, George Low and Don
ald and Alex Ross, David Ogelvie, Walter
Fovargrne and others
Euchre at The Berkshire.
Progressive euchre furnished a de
lightful evening at The Berkshire during
the week, and is a pleasant prophesy for
events of like character to follow. Nine
tables were necessary, and the very dain
ty prizes offered were won by the follow
ing : Mrs. T. J. Check, Mrs. E. D. White
Mrs. J. W. Mills, Mrs. A. B. Myers, Mr.
G. W. Wurzell and Miss M.A. Litchfield.
.ProgrretiNive Bridge at The Inn.
Progressive bridge entertained a large
company at The Inn, Monday evening,
Miss Edith MacLeod and Mrs. Fred J.
Bailey, being the prize winners.