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 Carnegie. 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 : LAUD. Out 55363454 439 In 43446563 64180 BECKER. 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 : FREEMAN. 14 4 5 5 5 2 5-39 4 4 6 5 6 S 6 4-47-86 Out In Out In WURZELL. 5 5 0 5 4 5 5 5 6 3 440 5 5-48-87 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 my 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 Club: "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.' " ENGLISH PROFESSIONALS Arrangements Made for Important Matches Here Next Month. Leading- Americana Will Alio Partic ipate in Matche of UnuHiial Importance. ItRANGEME NT has been made with the fa mous English golf pro fessionals, Sandy Herd and Jack White ex open champions, Andrew 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 matches. 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.