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Carter Defeats White In Hot So Easy
St. Valentine's Golf Final
Foot DbowN Old-Time Form In Con
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round for the President 's
trophy in the eleventh
annual St. Valentine 's
Golf Tournament, . be
tween young Philip V.
Carter of Nassau, and
Gardiner W. White of
I Flushing developed one of
those fascinating ' almost but not quite ' '
matches which held the attention of a gal
lery of not less than three hundred people.
' Regarding the match in its entirety, it
is apparent that Carter had a bit the best
of it throughout, but the " youngsters ' '
were moving so fast and the score was
changing so rapidly and so often, that
few stopped to think about this until
cards were studied around the eighteenth
green. The medal scores were forty out
and forty-six in for Carter, and forty-two
out and forty-four in for White, and a
safe estimate would be a deduction of
from six to nine strokes on account of the
wind, which is about what is to be ex
pected of these players. If Going out,
the first, second and fourth holes were
halved in 5 's, two over bogey, and Carter
won the third, fifth, sixth and eighth in
a total of 15 which is bogey, losing the
seventh in a bad 7 where the wind swung
his tee shot into a trap, and the ninth
where White made a fine recovery from
trouble on his second and holed a long
putt for par 3.
The tenth was a well played halve in 4,
and the eleventh likewise even honors in
6, where both required more putts than
are generally considered necessary. Two
prettier drives than the players sent
screaming down the course with the wind
on the 390-yard twelfth are rarely seen,
Carter's ball having a carry of fully
three hundred yards and a run of from
thirty to forty, and White's ball just
beyond the three hundred yard- stake.
Carter's third, however, had too much
go in it and landed in the pit at the left
and beyond the trap from which he made
a splendid recovery and landed the ball
so close to the cup that it looked like an
easy putt. The try, however, circled the
hole and declined to go down, and White
who was twenty yards over the green in
good position on his second, pushed his
ball up snug and went down in a winning
4. The thirteenth was Carter 's in 5,
both players in trouble on their seconds
and a little slow in approaching and putt
ing. White 's second to the whisker bunk
ers, at the left of the course, and just
short of the green, cost him the four
teenth, for White was over the green on
his second, and he rimmed the cup for 3
on his approach and lay dead for 4.
Carter's tee shot on the fifteenth had a
bad slice which the wind helped and
swung far off the rough at the right, but
he made a fine recovery which failed to
help him for White was hole high at
the right of the green and ran down a
winning 4 easily.
Carter's slice into the whisker bunkers
beyond the safety spot at the right, gave
White the advantage on the sixteenth,
but the Nassau lad made a brilliant re
covery and with White over the green on
his second there was little advantage.
Carter's third made the green and White
missed a chance to win by an over ap
proach, and his fourth was not as close
as it should be with Carter dead to the
hole. Both balls, however, went down
in 5. White made the green on the short
seventeenth with Carter in the trap at the
front, White recording an easy 3 to
reduce the lead to one down. If On the
eighteenth both players were short of the
green on their seconds, short on their
approaches and halved the hole in 6 with
indifferent putting for a one up win for
Carter. The cards formed an interesting
basis for comparison.
Out 553 54374 440
In 46555555 646
55455555 342
46466453 644
Carter's semi-final two and one win
from Hamilton K. Kerr of Ekwanok
was, perhaps, the best match of
the week. 1f Kerr broke the ice
on the second with a winning 4, where a
stymie prevented Carter from halving,
and the order was reversed on the third
where Carter won. A 4 won the fourth
for Kerr where Carter made the trap on
his second, and likewise on the fifth Kerr
won 56. Kerr was in trouble on his
drive from the sixth tee, and Carter's 4
won the hole, but Kerr came back for a
win on the seventh 5 6, and increased his
lead to three up at the turn by halving
the eighth in 4 and winning the ninth in
3. 1f O n the homeward journey, however,
Carter cracked out three 4's and a 5, for
as many winning holes, and a lead of one
up, Kerr trapped on the twelfth, and
both players in trouble on the thirteenth.
The fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth
(Continued on page four)
Scores Close In Tin Whistle Fonrsomes
For Fownes' Prizes
lieltoy and Ornmbee, and Ilumaey and
unlap Id Willi II Iff
Field Close Up
bunched J. D. C. Eum
sey and George T. Dun
lap, whose handicap was
fifteen, and Stuyvesant
LeRoy and II. W. Orms
bee, who deducted an
' ' unlucky ' ' thirteen, in a
tie for the prizes offered
by Henry C. Fownes in Monday's four
somes. Snug up were M. B. Johnson and
A. B. Alley (20) with the field close
af ter them. The scores :
S. Leroy )
H. W. Ormsbee j
G. T. Dunlap
C. II. Lay
A. B. Alley "l
M. B. Johnson
J. L. Toppin
W. E. Truesdell
J. II. Clapp 1
E. C. Shannon, II j
J. M. Robinson
F. C. Abbe
J. D. Foot
Eobert Hunter J
G. F. Brown "
P. L. Lightbourn J
C. S. McDonald
T. B. Boyd
H. C. Fownes )
C. B. Fownes j
(Concluded on page three)
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