l HlfJf Sl'SA VJUXIY I LA VMVWVVO-S M NTS! i ssmxj vwii s fci iir u 1 1 nnu n i i k j .i v in if f i ii if i i ii iiir iisss I PINEHURST, MOORE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA VOL. XVI, NO. 5 SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 4, 1913 FIVE CENTS TOURNAMENT OF SURPRISES Hunter and Travis, the Favorites, Both Out of Running in Holiday Golf O. II. Crocker Defeat C. JL. Ilecker in Final for President's Trophy Hunter the Medalist 32 AS A contest of sur prises, the ninth annual Holiday week golf tour nament passes into his tory, the victory of young Paul M. Hunter of Midlothian, over Wal ter J. Travis, the Gar den City veteran, lead ing to the semi-final climax in the defeat of Mr. Hunter by George II. Crocker of the Brookline Country Club. Stroke for stroke the match was, with approximate medal scores of eighty and eighty-one; Mr. Hunter losing a chance to halve the eighteenth hole and tie the match by failing to run down a six foot putt, while Mr. Crocker holed a ball some six feet further away. In opening, Mr. Hunter led off by taking the first two holes, but Mr. Crocker promptly squared matters by taking the third and fourth. Mr. Hunter was in the lead again on the fifth, and the sixth was halved, but Mr. Crocker won the seventh and eighth, gaining the lead, and saved the ninth for a halve by recov ery from a shot which overran the green and lodged between two trees in the rough beyond, starting home one up. On the tenth Crocker increased his lead to two up, but the score was all even again on the twelfth green, through Mr. Hun ter's wins on the eleventh and twelfth. The next five holes were halved, a bril liant recovery from a pit saving the seventeenth for Mr. Hunter and the play ers lay on the eighteenth green in three with a twelve-foot putt for Mr. Crocker which he negotiated, and a six-foot putt for Mr. Hunter, which he failed to make. Mr. Crocker's final was a seven and six win from C. L. Becker of Woodland, and he advanced to the semi-final on the default of Mr. Travis, who was suffering from lumbago. In the first round Mr. Crocker defeated W. S. Rathbone of Englewood, four and three. Mr. Hunter's first win was from J. M. Thompson of Springhaven by four and two, and his second from Robert Gould Shaw of Brookline, two and one. f Mr. Becker defeated J. C. Linneman of Shawnee, six and five; W. E. Truesdell of Fox Hills, two and one; and I. S. Robeson of Oak Hill, three and one, in the order given, f Mr. Thompson won the consolation final from C. Ii. Hudson of North Folk, by five and four. W. A. Barber, Jr., of Princeton de feated C. L. Watkins of Scranton, five and three in the second division final ; S O. Miller of Englewood winning the consolation from R. C. Shannon, II. of Oak Hill, one up on the home green. In the third division William C. Free- recorded ninety-four, one of a number of high scores which high wind, doubtless, had much to do with. Marking the limit of admission to the first division was a sextuple tie at ninety-six which G. W. Statzell of Lansdowne and W. C. John son of Canoe Brook lost in the play-off; Mr. Johnson withdrawing from match play, f Entered in the tournament were R. N. Jewett of Aberdeen, North Dakota, and three of his four sons ; another not- v; : ;.h X-' go Eo go AVALTER J. TKAVIS PAUL M. HUNTER man of Englewood won from John II. Clapp of Chevy Chase by three and two ; Edmund Heickel of Fox Hills taking the consolation in a nineteen-hole battle with E J. Freedman of Sewanoy, who, through fates of the draw, met Mr. Free man in the first round. Mr. Hunter's seventy-five was seven strokes better than Mr. Travis' eighty two in qualification, while Mr. Becker's eighty-eight was third. Mr. Crocker able addition to the long list of Pine hurst's gol fin g families. The summary: president's cup Paul Hunter Walter J. Travis C. L. Becker Irving S. Robeson Robert Gould Shaw Julian T. Bishop Arthur H. Shaw 35 40 75 38 44 82 40 48 88 47 44 91 42 50 92 43 49 92 43 49 92 on page two) PINEHURST LEADSTHE WORLD January Tournaments Inaugurate Events in Triad of Leading Sports Midwinter Golf Precede Midwinter Trap Shooting; Handicap and Tennis Championship THE 1913 tournament season in a triad of pop ular sports swings wide open next week with play in the tenth annual Midwinter Golf Tour nament which starts Tuesday and continues through Saturday. Six divisions are provided for with sterling cups for division winners and runners-up and consolation winners, with a gold medal for the best qualification score. Play will be under the Pinehurst class system and there will also be special trophies for the overflow. The entrance will be large and representative and the field evenly matched. For the following week, January 13 18, the annual Winter tournament of the advertising tiaen precedes the sixth an nual Midwinter Trap Shooting Handicap scheduled for January 22 25, with the third annual Midwinter Tennis Cham pionship, January 27 February 1, rounding out the month. These three tournaments may all be truly called clas sics, an auspicious opening for the year. For the remaining weeks of the season, there will be few open dates upon the calendar of sports, for combining with the Country Club fixtures are the Tin Whistle, Silver Foils and various special tournaments. Ten thousand dollars is not far from a conservative estimate of the total value of the trophies which will be played for during the present season. 1 Surely Pinehurst leads the world as an exponent of winter life in the open air. FAliniKG II BIG WAV College Student Planters Are Ones fa of JWr. and Un. Tufts Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Tufts were hosts at a Carolina dinner given in honor of Messrs. F. Willard Tuckerman, D. D. L. McGrew, Franklin H. Gates and W. A. Slater, Jr., some of the young Northern men, most of them just out of college, who have come into the section to do farming in a big way. Also pres ent at the dinner were the Misses Edith Barnett, Helen Barnett and L. K. Priest.