North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XVI, NO. 15
B. Warren Corkran Is tbe Star of
Monster Contest of Many Thrills
A. A. Staffs', Walter J. Trail, Jobn U.
Porter and William C. Fownen, Jr.,
are Victims In Order Given
round for the Presi
dent's trophy in the
ninth annual Spring
golf tournament was
the fitting ending to a
remarkable week. To
be sure, B. Warren
Corkran of the Balti
more Country Club, was not hard pressed
in his five and four victory over William
C. Fownes, Jr., former national cham
pion, but he was going fast enough to
m ke his game in itself the climax of
sensational play. Recording seventy
seven to eighty for Fownes, Corkran re
tired for luncheon, two up. Fownes ral
lied for a win on the twenty-fourth in
the afternoon to lower the score, but
Corkran was two up again on the twenty
fifth and he maintained it with halves
on the twenty-sixth (which Fownes
might have won on the grean), and
the twenty-seventh and gradually in
creased his lead, winning five and four
on the thirty-second. Bye holes were
played with a seventy-one as a result ; a
total for the day of one hundred and
forty-eight, f Mi. Corkran's card :
4 4 6 4 5 6 3 340
5 4 5 4 3 4 4 43777
5 3 5 5 4 5 3 4 38
4 4 4 4 3 3 3 4-3371148
Corkran's semi-final was a twenty-one
hole battle royal with John E. Porter of
the Allegheny Country Club, in which
the result hung in doubt as a feather
floats downward and one speculates upon
its resting-place, from first hole to last.
1 From the start it was apparent that
the pace was to be very fast and the pair
made the turn in forty each, even up.
Corkran won first honors coming home,
taking the tenth. 45. The eleventh
was halved in 6, Porter losing an oppor
tunity to win on the green (where, by
the way, he was a bit short throughout
the match), for Corkran's tee shot made
the rough. Porter captured the twelfth,
56, and likewise the thirteenth, 45,
where Corkran was in the rough again.
On the fourteenth, Corkran won, 45,
through Porter's error on the green, and
the Baltimorean holed a fifty-foot run-ning-up
approach to win the fifteenth in
2, which Porter failed to equal only by a
hair's margin. The sixteenth was like
wise sensational, for Porter laid a pulled
tee shot from the rough, dead to the
hole and went down in 3 to 4 for his
opponent. On the short seventeenth,
through a brilliant putt by Porter which
looked very much like a negotiated
stymie, f The twentieth was a hole of
many thrills, for Corkran's second made
the whisker bunkers guarding the green
at the left and rested just on the edge of
the pit, while Porter's iron placed him
but a few yards short of the green.
Corkran's recovery was good but he
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Porter gained the lead witn a d Dy
making the green with his iron, to 4 for
Corkran who overran. Dormie one, Cork
ran captured the eighteenth, 46, for
a tie through a pulled and short drive by
Porter which went far out to the rough
at the right, and from which he recov
ered well but at the loss of the neces
sary stroke.
The nineteenth was a in 4
overran the green and Porter lost an
opportunity to win by being short on his
runnlng-up approach putt. Corkran
made a fine try for the hole but hit the
cup, bounded to the left and lay dead.
With the match at stake Porter missed
by a hair and halved in 5. 1 Both tee
shots were fine and straight down the
course on the final and twenty-first hole,
(Concluded on page two)
Suggestive of Glorious Open Is Program
for Tonight's Spring Cotillion
Decorations and Furor In Keening
with Color and Fragrance of
.Perfect March liar
ing with the season is
the program for to
night's Spring Cotillion
at The Carolina, decora
tions, figures and favors
suggestive of - the color
and fragrance of perfect
March days. The music
hall decorated with floral garlands, will
be repeated in the opening march led by
the little Misses Eleanor and Winifred
Croft, the charming twin daughters of
Mr. and Mrs. II. W. Croft of Pictsburgh.
By way of novelty there will be several
dances by the light of a glorious moon.
IThe figures include the steeplechase
which transforms the floor into a course
complete with its tiny hurdles, water
jump, brush jump and stone wall. Huge
paper costumes representing frogs and
owls will conceal the identity of partners
and the same effect will be carried out in
the number in which young women,
looking for all the world like monster
ten pins, will be brought forward, one
by one, as partners for a dance through
the luck and chance of bowling.
The leaders are Mr. N. S. Hurd of
Pittsburgh and Mr. Justus Kendall of
Bethlehem, N. II. Presiding at tbe
favor booths will be Mrs. II. W. Croft of
Pittsburgh, Mrs. E. D. Speck of Detroit,
Mrs. Herbert L. Jillson of Worcester,
Mrs. Chisholm Beach of New York, Mrs.
P. M. Shannon of Buffalo, Mrs. George
C. Dutton of Boston, Mrs. J. I,. Wyckoff
of Holyoke and Mrs. J. Page Massie of
The limited capacity of the music hall
makes it necessary to confine the invita
tion to those who desire to participate.
Names should be sent by couples to Mr.
Justus Kendall, room box 278, Hotel
Carolina, not later than noon today
in order that necessary advance provision
may be made for seats and favors.
Tickets for seats will be sent in response.
T Grand march at nine-flf teen ; dancing
until ' twelve-fifteen. Refreshments at
For Monday evening the younger set
at The Inn is planning a St. Patrick's
day dance and for the immediate future
the annual living pictures are planned.

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