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VOL. XIX, NO. 10
A Dramatic Finish Between Carter
and Whittemore
St. Valentine' Tournament llrlng-s
llonors to Trueadell, Armstrong'
llenneoaee, Thorpe and Others
trench was no more cer
tain to herald victory
than Carter at the tee.
A casual reading of the
contest might lead some
to believe that this was
an easy thing, this vic
tory of his. But no
man beats Beall, Danforth and Becker
and Whittemore without being there all
the time.
Edward C. Beall of Uniontown had
won the medal play. Parker W. Whitte
more was back in the game. The first
round opened with great expectations,
and a fair prophecy that the champion
would go down. Eight divisions started
that day, after the fire, and many notable
matches played. But the eyes of the
gallery were on the medal winner.'
He made no slouch performance. Out
in 42 is not by any means the usual
thing on the championship course. But
it was no use. At that Carter won 8 and
7. It is little wonder. He made the first
nine holes in 35, par on every hole except
the eighth, and under par on three.
In the finals Whittemore was a tough
er proposition as he always is. Play
ing the course in par followed by the
population of the village, Carter was
still down when they finished the
eighth hole.
This eighth had fallen to the Brook
line champion with a clean two. The cli
max came upon the next hole. The tee
is upon a hill, and 140 yards distant
across a yawning chasm of bunkers,
nestling in the embraces of an encircling
swamp the green lay far below. Whitte
more, as is his custom, drove the ball to
the edge of the green. Then Carter
selected a mashie, as Hector used to
select a spear, and balanced it about, and
took his stand and measured the distance,
while the crowd held its breath. That
ball went to its destiny as a pigeon makes
for home, settled on the green a few
feet in front of the hole, and rambled in,
as. if it were used to it.
This was too much. From that mo
ment Carter drew away. With golf
above reproach he took the next three
holes in a total of twelve, which is par,
and won all three. The match ended
at the sixteenth.
W. E. Truesdell of Fox Hills came
through winning the consolation, after
some very close play. In the first round he
lost to A. L. Sands of Newport, a very
strong player, in twenty holes. He beat
J. R. Prentiss, Mohawk, and William
Wallace of Richmond, four and three,
two and one, and then astonished himself,
his friends, and most of all Beall, leader
of the lists, by taking the finals from
him, one up.
There were several surprises in the
Second Division. J. G. Thorpe of Oak
ley, leader in the medal play, went down
before J. D. Armstrong of Buffalo after
reaching home nine all. He lost on the
twentieth, and so had to be content with
the consolation which he won in the finals
by the narrow margin of one up from
E. S. McDonald of Lambton.
S. A. Hennessee of Pinehurst led the
way to the Third Division and won the
Secretary's Trophy, easily defeating G.
II. Atherton in the finals, 5 and 3. J.
G. Tabb of Richmond, who lost to Hen
nessee 3 and 2 in the first round, went off
with the consolation in this division, tak
ing the scalp of G. T. Dunlap in the
The Captain's Trophy was awarded to
our old friend, II. W. Ormsbee of South
Shore. He started his victorious career
by winning a very close match from II.
H. King, Maywood, by the narrow mar
gin of one hole. His next victim was
Horace Hayes of Mount Lebanon, who
lost, two and one. J. R. Bowker, the well
known Boston player, also fell before his
drives, in the semi-finals. The final
match was another close proposition,
Charles Bacon of Brae Burn losing by
only one hole.
R. L. Chamberlain, Englewood, who
lost in the first round to J. R. Bowker,
getting the best of G. W. Statzell, Jr.,
Philadelphia, 4 and 3. D. F. McMahan,
Dunwoodie, the famous shot, and E. Hen
derson of Detroit, 2 and 1, lifted the con
solation prize in this division.
Other prize winners were' E. B. Rich
ardson of Monoosnock, leader of the fifth
division, and S. P. Haywood Glen Ridge,
winner of the consolation, who lost to
Richardson by the narrowest of margins;
J. D. C. Rumsey, well known on the Pine
hurst links, a Brooklyn player, and E.
E. Wadbrook, Knickerbocker, who scored
in the finals of the Sixth Division and
the consolation; Col. R. A. Swigert of
Palmetto, who took the finals of the
Continued on page thirteen)
Miss Elinor Gates Gives the One Time
Champion a Hard Rnb
tluallfyfiig- Round of the Women's
St. Valentine's Tournament Hrlng-a
Out Some Good Talent
BY A margin so close
that not even the figure
one is a correct meas
ure of it, Mrs. Dorothy
Campbell Hurd, one
time National and In
ternational champion in
the game of golf, and
perhaps the best known
woman golfer in the world, won the gold
medal in the qualifying round of the St.
Valentine's tournament, played on the
number two course here last Wednesday,
February 9th.
The dangerous competitor was Miss
Elinor Gates of Locust Valley, Long
Island. Mrs. Hurd, accurate and con
sistent as always, brought in a card of 95,
47 out and 48 in. Miss Gates, develop
ing a skill quite unexpected by the un
initiated, went out in 44. And if her
knowledge of the rules had been equal
to her skill with the niblic, she might
have come in with better than 52. Ifs
never won a game however. So she was
a game second, and a good loser with 95.
There should be a battle royal and a
close finish between these two.
The highest score in the first division
(Concluded on page fifteen)
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