North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. IX; NO 12.
SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY SEVENTEENTH, 1906.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
JONES OUTSTRIPS FIELD
Bine Strokes to Good in Seventy-Two
Hole Professional Contest.
.Low Second, Herd Third and Itoss
and Smith Tie for Fourth-llraid
Iflaltes Record Sixty-Eigfht.
ELDOM, if ever, has a
professional golf contest
here, either in interest or
importance, equalled the
seventy-two medal play
contest, between the fa
mous British and.leading American pro
fessionals, which ended Tuesday. From
start to finish interest was at high pitch,
and the downpour of rain and conse
quently high scores of Monday, only
served to make the perfect weather and
spectacular play of Tuesday, stand out
all the more brilliantly. Hundreds fol
lowed the progress of play from begin
ning to end, waiting eagerly for news at
the Country Club house or hotels, Mon
day, and flocking to the course Tuesday.
Of disappointment in the result there was
much, for the hearts of the gallery were
naturally, with the American profes
sionals and the local men in particular,
but this, if anything, served only to key
interest to the highest pitch.
Koland Jones, of the Wimbledon Golf
Club, England, took the honors, gaining
a lead on the opening day, which he kept
to the end, finishing with a grand total of
309, nine strokes in the lead of George
Low. of Baltusrol, who made 318. Alex
Herd, of the Huddersficld Golf Club,
England, was third, a stroke away, in
319, and Donald J. Boss, of the local
club, and Alex Smith, of Nassau, were
tied at fourth at 321, and divided. The
prizes were $200, $150, $100 and $50.
The spectacular feature of the contest
and a fitting incident of the brilliant play
of the closing day, was a phenomenal and
record breaking round of sixty-eight,
made by William Braid, of Hampton Ter
race. This card reduces the previous
record of the course held by Donald Boss,
three strokes, and clips off one from
Travis' famous sixty-nine, made when the
course was generally conceded to be at
least three strokes easier than at present.
the cakd:
Out 4 4 2 4 3 4 4 3 432
In 4 3446453 33668
The cards of the leaders, in detail, fol
lows :
JONES.
MONDAY-MORNING :
Out 5 4 4 4 3 6 5 3 639
In 3 4
Out 7 5
In 4 3
Out 4 4
In 6 4
Out 3 5
In 5 3
Out 5 4
In 4 4
Out 6 5
4 5 5 5 5 3 64079
AFTERNOON :
3 4 4 5 6 3 542
5 4 7 4 6 3 54183-162
TUESDAY-MORNING :
3 4 4 4 4 3 434
4 3 4 5 4 3 4-3771
AFTERNOON :
2 6 4 6 4 3 4-37
4 4 5 4 6 3 5-3976147309
LOW.
MONDAY-MORNING :
2 4 4 5 5 4 4-37
4 5 6 5 8 5 54683
AFTERNOON :
3 4 4 5 5 4 541
In 6 3445554 54078
AFTERNOON :
Out 5 4 3 3 3 4 5 5 436
In -4 3445453 43672-150-319
FULL SCORE OF ROUNDS.
The full score by rounds follows :
MONDAY.
Roland Jones 39 40 79 42 41 83 162
George Low 37 46 83 41 40 81 164
Alex Roes 41 41 82 40 43 83 165
Donald J. Ross 40 44 84 40 42 82 166
Alex Herd 42 46 88 38 43 81 169
Alex Smith 45 43 88 40 41 81 169
Robert Barrett 44 42 86 41 43 84 170
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THE BRITISH PROFESSIONALS READING LEFT TO RIGHT:
In -4 4
Out 5 6
In 5 3
Out 5 4
In 5 3
Out -6 5
In 5 6
Out-6 4
In 4 4
Out-5 5
KIRKALDV.
5 4 5 4 6 3 5 -40-81164
TUESDAY-MORNING:
3 4 4 5 5 3 438
5 5 8 4 4 4 5-4179
afternoon:
3 4 3 5 5 4 437
4 3 6 4 5 3 5-38 -75154-318
HERD.
MONDAY-MORNING :
4 5 3 5 6 4 442
5 4 7 4 6 4 5-46-88
AFTERNOON :
3 4 4 5 4 4 5-?8
6 5 7 4 6 3 44381169
TUESDAY-MORNING :
4 3 4 4 5 3 5-38
JONES.
HERD.
Andrew Kirkaldy 43 43 86 43 41 84 170
David Ogilvie 40 48 88 40 44 84 172
Robert Taylor 43 44 87 44 47 91 179
Alex II. Findlay 43 49 92 43 46 89 181
William Braid 47 48 95 42 51 93 188
Jones
Low
Herd
Ross, D. J.
Smith
Barrett
Ross, A.
Ogilvie
Kirkaldy
Braid
Findlay
Robert Taylor,
TUESDAY.
34 37 71 37
38 41 79 37
38 40 78 36
38 39 77 34
37 38 75 40
37 39 76 36
37 45 82 38
37 43 80 37
38 43 81 37
39 42 81 32
41 45 86 40
and Jack Jolly
39 76
38 75
36 72
44 78
37 77
40 76
42 80
40 77
43 80
36 68
44 84
147 309
154 318
150 319
155 321
152 321
152 322
1C2 327
157 329
161 331
149 337
170 350
withdrew,
J. D. FOOT THE WINNER
Defeats G. Lee Knight Seven and Six
in St. Valentine's Finals.
Perfect Weather, Ununually Xarg-e
Field and Much Enthusiasm
features of Event.
ERFECT weather, an un
usually large field of en
tries, good golf, and much
enthusiasm, were the dis
tinctive features of the
second annual St. Valen
tine's tournament which ended witlf
semi-final and final rounds, Friday.
As a general rule the winners had a
comparatively easy time of it in the final
round, but the cups were won only after
hard fought battles, the close matches
coming earlier in the game.
J. D. Foot, the Apawamis war-horse,
was the winner of the President's or first
division trophy, defeating G. Lee Knight,
of the Philadelphia Country Club, 7 up
and G to play, and with a medal i)lav
round of eighty-two.
THE CAKD:
3 6 5 2 438
5 5 7 4 544-82
Out 5 6 3 4
In 4 4 5 5
In the morning round Mr. Foot de
feated J. O. II. Denny, of the Oakmonl
Club, 5 and 3, and Mr. Knight, Dr. G. II.
Knight, of the Golden Gate Club, by the
same score.
The first division consolation went to
Charles B. Fownes, of the Oakmont Club,
who defeated W. G. Thomas, of Glen
llidge, 4 up and 3 to play, in the finals
and in the morning round, his father, II.
C, by the score of 2 and 1.
L. M. Greer, of New York, won the
second division from J. E. Porter, of
Pittsburg, 2 and 1, and E. S. Davis, of
Philadelphia, the consolation.
T. E. Jacobs, of the VVollaston Club,
took the third division from W. Tt.
McShea, of Atlantic City,' 5 and 4, and C.
A. Gaiser, of Ilackensack, the consola
tion.
C. II. Sawyer, of Cambridge, secured
the fourth division from J. II. Pedfield,
of Brooklyn, 6 and 4, and II. II. Harper,
of VVollaston, the consolation.
There were cups for the winners and
runners-up in each of the principal di
visions, and for the winners of the conso
The big week of golf ends today with
an eighteen hole medal play handicap, in
which a large number of trophies are of
fered, and a big field of contestants is
assured.
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