North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XVI, NO. 6
This Morning's Special Train Brings Big
Crowd for Winter Meeting
Com Ins Week Will be Their Very
Own and toe Prog-ram One
of Unuitual ntert
THIS morning's train
brings the Advertising
golfers and the week to
come will be their very
own ; activities in which
the entire Village joins,
for no superstition is at
tached to the fact that
January thirteenth,
1913, is the date of opening ! The prizes,
fifty-four in number, on display at The
Carolina; are the usual dazzling array of
useful articles ; trophies in every sense of
the word, an example, by the way, in
which Pinehurst is establishing a nation
al precedent. The innovation is two
days of foursome play and no player will
be required to play more than eighteen
holes of tournament play daily, except
Saturday, aflording opportunity for an ad
ditional friendly round daily. Program :
Monday and Tuesday Foursome in
classes A and B.
Wednesday, Qualifying Round, Men,
18-IIoles Medal Play Provision has been
made for six sixteens. In the first six
teen there will be a prize for the best
gross score and the best net score. In
the other sixteens there will be a prize
for the best net score only. As to which
division players will compete in will be
determined by handicaps posted before
play. Grosr, scores turned in determine
the division in which players will con
tinue at match play. In all sixteens ex
cept the first, match play will be played
on handicap players conceding strokes.
In the first sixteen all match rounds will
be played from scratch.
Qualifying Round, Women Provision
has been made for two sixteens or two
eights. In the first division there will be
a prize for the best gross score and the
best net score. In the second division
there will be a prize for the best net
score. . In both divisions match play will
be played on handicap, but no player
will concede strokes to another to a
greater number than 18.
N B In the Men's Qualifying Round
those who care to take two chances by
playing 36 holes may do so, the best 18
hole round to count. In the Women's
Qualifying Round there will be only one
round of 18 holes.
Thursday, First round at match play,
18 holes; Friendly foursomes may be
played by those who wish to play more
than 18 holes, or players can arrange any
kind of a match they wish. At the end
of the Thursday match round the win
ners and losers will take their place in
the first eight and the beaten eight in
each sixteen.
Friday Second round at match play.
At the end of this round of 18 holes
there will be four players eliminated
from each division of eight and they will
B and Class C assigned on handicap
men will compete for a best gross and a
best net prize. The women will com
pete for a first net prize and second net.
All of those playing in the semi-final
matches in the main tournament may
also compete for these prizes. All of
those playing in the final matches in the
beaten eights in the main tournament
may also compete for these prizes.
Those out of the tournament may play
two rounds if they so desire the best
18-hole round to count. If those play-
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ing in the main tournament should win
a prize and should also win in the handi
cap event, they must surrender the
be out of the main tournament.
Saturday Semi-final and final
rounds, each at 18 holes, in all sixteens
that is to say, those left in. the main
tournament will be compelled to play 36
holes on Saturday, except, perhaps, in
the women's tournament, where only 18
holes will be required if two eights only
have qualified.
Handicap for both men and women.
There will be three divisions for men and
one for women. In CIa3S A assigned
on handicap the men will compete for a
best gross and a best net prize. In Class
handicap prize.
Special events will include a mixed
foursome and putting competitions.
Mr. William C. Freeman is again
chairman of the tournament committee,
his associates Messrs. Josiah J. Hazen,
Louis A. Hamilton, W. E. Conklyn'and
Charles Presbrey.
Numerous dinners and several informal
dance3 will contribute to the pleasures
of the week.
Sixteen-Year-Old Club Champion Heads
Field in Midwinter Tourney
III Seventj-Two Is Six Stroke Defter
Than Walter JT. Trai l Who
Flnlahe Second
& Hi , M
teen year old Fillmore
K. Robeson, champion
of the Oak Hill Country
Club, Rochester, over
Walter J. Travis, the
Garden City veteran,
a in Tuesdav's Qualifica
tion round of the tenth
annual Midwinter Golf tournament,-was '
the sensation of the season. Mr. Robe
son went out in thirty-four to thirty-eight
for Mr. Travis and his score of thirty
eight coming home was two strokes bet
ter than the Garden City player, making
his medal of seventy-two six strokes
better than Mr. Travis who recorded
seventy-eight. B. W. Corkran of Balti
more was third in seventy-nine. Mr.
Robe3on"s card:
OUT 4 4 4 3 6 8 5 3 234
IN 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 53872
C. L. Becker of Woodland was next in
eighty-one; a triple tie at ninety-one
marking the limit of admission to the
first division. From a field of seventy
two entrants four divisions qualified for
the match play rounds which conclude
with today's finals, f Play was under
the Pinehurst system in which the field
is divided into classes and the best six
teen scores in each class qualify. A
player is permitted to drop but one divi
sion and those qualifying higher than
the class in which they are placed, are
advanced to the proper division.
Pinehurst claims young Robeson, son
of Mr. and Mrs. I. S. Robeson, as its
very own for it was here he began golf
under the instruction of Donald J. Ross.
The easy confidence of youth character
izes his game, pointing conclusively to
achievements of national importance in
years to come.
Slxty-elg-ht for Mr. Travis
Walter J. Travis established the sea
son's record for the number two course
early in the week with a card of sixty-
eight ; a score, by the way, which dupli
cates several of his previous season
rounds. The card :
OUT-4 4 4 4 .4 4 4 4 234
mi '5 4 4 4 3 4 2 4 34-68

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