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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
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-
: ;.h X-'
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
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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.
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.

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