North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. IX; NO 19.
SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL SEVENTH, 190G.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
ENDS IN BLAZE OF GLORY
Brilliancy of Championship Finals Dims
Records of the Past.
Wood Defeats Becker In Fwateat
match liver Pluyed Ilere-Tlie
Story of the Week.
HE sixth annual United
North and South amateur
championship tourna
ment ended Thursday in
a blaze of glory which
dims all past records by
its brilliancy, the thirty-six hole final
ning the score on the twenty-ninth.
Mr. Becker, however, regained the lead
on the next hole, but only for a brief
period, for Mr. Wood took the thirty
first and thirty-second, maintaining the
lead gained by halving the next three
holes, and winning the thirty-six and the
match.
As a brilliant rally and up-hill fight the
match stands well up in national golfing
annals, and it is a striking example of the
value of thirty-six hole finals in impor
tant contests. The medal play scores of
the players, for the thirty-six holes, were
both in Bogey, one hundred and fifty
eight, and Mr. Wood's afternoon round,
seventy-four, is' one of the prettiest tour
nament cards ever made here. A peculiar
feature lies in the fact that both morning
rounds were made in forty-two and both
afternoon rounds in thirty-seven.
round, but Mr. Wardwell had evened
matters on the turn in the afternoon, and
from that point it was stroke for stroke.
The score stood even up again at the
thirty-third, the three remaining holes
being halved, Mr. Wardwell winning the
thirty-seventh by a stroke.
BROKAW'S DEFEAT.
The surprise of the tournament and one
of its brilliant matches, was Mr. Becker's
defeat of George T. Brokaw, the Garden
City crack, who won the qualification
gold medal at a record clip.
Mr. Brokaw was a bit off his best game
to be sure, and Mr. Becker was by no
means in his best form, but the scores
were close enough to Bogey to make the
Colonel uncomfortable; fast enough golf
to win plenty of cups anywhere.
Mr. Becker gained a lead of two up on
MRS. PATERSON THE WINNER
Defeats Miss Hii Two Up on Home
Green in Final Round.
Vefeut of Mia llutton, Foimer Title
Holder, by IVIr. Dutton, Sur
prUe of Event.
HE women's event in the
Championship tourna
ment ended Saturday,
last, with a keen match
for the possession of the
Championship trophy be
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matches in the first division being, with
out question, t he finest amateur golf ever
seen here.
The final struggle, for the champion
ship trophy, about which all interest
centred, was between W. K. Wood of the
Ilomewood Club, Chicago, and C. L.
Becker of the Woodland Club, Auburn
dale ; Mr. Wood winning by two up on the
thirty-six green. The like of the contest
will not be seen either in this country or
abroad for many a day, and the big gal
lery which followed the afternoon round
will have a story to tell which all will be
glad to hear.
The Massachuetts player had the west
erner six down at the end of the morning
round, and it was, apparently, "all over
but the shouting." A new phase, was put
upon the situation, however, when Mr.
Wood took the firgt five holes in order,
on the second round at a fast clip eve-
The cards :
wooo.
Out-5 7 3 5 4 4 5 4 5-42
In 5 4546553 5-42-F4
Out-4 4 3 4 3 0 5 4 437
In -4 3635453 4-37-74-158
BECKER.
Out-6 6 3 4 3 4 5 3 3-37
In 5 3555453 54077
Out 5 5 4 5 4 6 6 4 4-42
In 4 4446453 5-39-81158
THE WARDWELL-BARNES MATCH.
The battle for the principal trophy was
THE "GALLERY" AT THE HOME GREEN'.
the morning, which he had increased to
two up at the turn, in the afternoon, later
having his opponent dormie six on the
thirtieth green. Mr. Brokaw took the
next hole, but lost the match with a
halved hole on the thirty-second.
The cards :
by no means the only feature of the clos
ing day's play, for the fight in the first
division consolation was bitterly con
tested, L. E. Wardwell of Megunticook
Club, Maine, defeating E. M. Barnes of
Englewood, by a single stroke on the
thirty-seventh green. Mr. Barnes had a
lead of two up at the end of the morning
Out-5
In 5
Out 5
In -4
BECKER.
4 4 4
6 3 6
3 4 5
6
4- 37
5- 41-78
436
BROKAW.
Out-5 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 4-37
In 4 4 5 4 6 4 5 5 643-
Out-6 4 4 6 3 3 4 4 638
In -4 5536
-80
THE TROPHY WINNERS.
There were cups for the winners and
runners-up in each of the four principal
(Concluded on page eleven.)
tusrol, and Miss Julia 1?. Mix of Engle
wood, Mrs. Paterson winning by two up
on the home green.
Miss Mix was five down at the turn,
but she rallied, coming in either halving
or winning every hole until she had re
duced the score to dormie one on the
seventeenth. A topped iron, however,
landed her third in the sand pit and the
hole went to her opponent, 7 6.
The cards :
MRS. PATERSON.
Out-6 5 3 5 6 5 7 4 545
In 64657674 6-50-94
MISS MIX.
Out-5 6 4 6 5 6 7 5 6-50
In 5 4566654 747-97
TOE SUMMARY".
A full summary of the match play
rounds follows : . '
(Concluded on page eleven.)
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