North Carolina Newspapers

VOL. XIX, NO. 12
Biggest Golf Tournament Eyer Held
Opened at Country Club Monday
Philip Carter of Kanau a Ex
pected Distances all Competitors
came back from
Elbe and again took
command of the situa
tion Monday last. The
Largest golf tourna
ment that has ever been
held in the world started
at the Country Club
that day with 267 entries, a fair field and
no favor. It was the opening of the
qualification round of the Sfping Tourna
ment. Two days of medal play,' thirty
six holes, were on the cards.
The first eighteen holes told the story
of the medal. It was a raw day for
Pinehurst, and the scores all reflected the
chilL But nevertheless Carter returned
a 76 on the number two course, playing
with E. C. Beall of Uniontown, the win
ner of the medal in the Valentine Tour
nament. Beall was not up to his game,
and had to be content with ninety that
day. Charles Skehens of Woods Hole,
who has been regarded as a possible dan
ger to the champion was second best
that first day with an 84. Carter dropped
to eighty the second eighteen and Beall
duplicated the performance, recovering
from sixteenth to 4th place.
Carter's total winning score was 156.
d. P. Merriman of Waterbury beat
Charles Skehens out for second place on
the two days' play, with an 86 and an
82, a total of 168 against Skehens' 169.
Considering the size of the field, and the
veterans in the lists, there were amazingly
few low scores. There were only eleven
to average ninety or better for the two
day's play.
There was a spirited competition at
the end of the first division to see whether
Spencer Waters of Apawamis or J. D.
Armstrong from Buffalo should have to
drop to the second class. These two
tied on the thirty-six holes at 184 apiece;
Armstrong 89 95, Waters 9490.
They played it off and Waters won,
leaving Armstrong heading the second
The play was on both number two and
number three courses. The courses have
been remodelled and rebunkered in many
places by Donald Boss since last year,
and not only require better golf to make
the score but as scientific a game as is
called for on any course in the country.
This makes it all the more noteworthy
that Carter's score this year is seven
strokes better than that made last year
by the veteran Travis.
Philip Carter, Nassau 76 80 156
B. P. Merriman, Waterbury 86 82168
Chas. Skehens, Woods Hole 84 85169
E. C. Beall, Uniontown 90 80170
H. C. Fownes, Oakmont 86 90176
H. H. Will, Onondaga 88 89177
C. L. Becker, Woodland 85 92177
W. E. Truesdell, Fox Hills 88 90178
Austin Sands, Newport 89 90179
L. E. Will, Onondaga 91 88179
T. B. Boyd, St. Louis 92 88180
Irving Bobeson, Rochester 86 95 181
W. M. Ailing, Plainfield 94 97191
J. L. Wellen, St. Catherines 93 98191
C. H. Williams, Hackensack 95 96 191
E. D. McCabe, Brooklyn 96 96192
G. T. Dunlap, Canoe Brook 95 97192
G. T. Dunlap, Fox Hills 95 97192
J. W. Howell, Baltusrol 96 97193
W. F. Brooks, Minneapolis 99 .94193
D. Parson, Youngstown 102 92 419
Lester Howard, Portsmouth 95 99 194
W. H. Nichols, Piping Rock 98 96 194
A. W. Ford, Binghampton 97 98195
J. A. Barnes, Wellesley 92 103 195
R. H. Hunt, Worcester 100 9 196
C. B. Hudson, North Fork 95 101196
F. W. Stevens, Baltusrol 105 93198
William Jarvie, Boss Rock 198
R. J. Baldwin, Springfield 198
A. L. Carr, Bellevue 199
George Orvis, Ekwanok 199
Wanamaker and Folly Ride to
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the Parses fa the Wednes
day Races
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Malcolm McGregor, Detroit 91 91182
Paul Starrett, Baltusrol 89 94182
T. A. Kelley, So. Pines 89 94183
Spencer Waters, Apawamis 94 90 184
J. D. Armstrong, Buffalo 89 95184
Richard Mott, Huntingdon 94 91185
R.C.Shannon, 2d, Brockport 91 94185
P. A. Proal, Deal 96 89185
G. E. Atherton, Aronimink 93 93186
T. A. Cheatham, Pittsburgh 93 94187
J. H. Clapp, Chevy Chase 94 93187
C. S. McDonald, Lambton 92 96188
E. H. Jones, Detroit 93 95188
W. S. Van Clief, Richmond 93 95188
J.G.Nicholson, New Bedford 93 96189
P. S. McLaughlin, Scarsdale 96 93189
J. E. Jacobs, Wollaston 90 100190
Dr. J. S. Brown, Mohtclair 92 98190
SA.Hennessee, Cooperstown 94 96 190
Franklin Gates, Hoffman 92 99191
F. P. Lee, Framingham
C. I. Aaron, Westmoreland
James McLaughlin, Yountakah
W.. L. Milliken, Hyannisport
P. A. McDonald
W. S. L. Hawkins, Springfield
W. C. Breed, Knollwood
P. E. Heller, New York
C. H. Lay, Wanango
H. E. Bradford, Waterbury
J. P. Bowman, Rochester
J. R. Hardin, Baltusrol
J. D. C. Rumsey, Brooklyn
II. O. Wiegand, Highland
H. F. Lesh, Brae Burn
C. R. Corwin, Brae Burn
C. L. Farrell, Essex
E. L. Scofield, Wee Burn
M. B. Johnson
(Continued on page thirteen)
r?j THE white railings of
the race course, glisten
ing in the sun, were
lined with carriages!
and automobiles, piled
high with an expectant
throng when the two
thirty trot was called at
the trotting meet Wed
nesday last. It was a thrilling spectacle,
new to Pinehurst, suggestive of the Mea
dowbrook on an Autumn day.
The feature that appealed most to the
gallery was the rivalry and the hot finish
expected between Polly, owned and rid
den by Rodman Wanamaker II, of South
ern Pines and New York, and the darling
of the Pinehurst stables, the thorough
bred mare Miriel H., with Batchelor up.
The entry included three other fast per
formers, including Welch's Jay Bird that
the week before had trimmed the light
ning mare, and pushed the Wanamaker
stable to its limit.
The steeple chase this time was once
and a half around the course and proved
to be all that was anticipated. As the
Pinehurst backers truly said Miriel H.
galloped the whole course under double
wraps and finished strong. But in spite
of this Leonrad Tufts, president of the
trotting association, was seen shorty
afterwards adorning the beautiful Polly
with a blue ribbon, and presenting a sil
ver cup to a stripling whose riding has
never been equalled in theso parts.
Wanamaker won by a head in a furious
finish, with honors equally divided be
tween horse and rider.
Next Wednesday they will run the full
course twice, and Batchelor has sworn
by the blood of his ancestors that the
Pinehurst stable shall suffer loss no
more, not even if he has to ride the Stirl
ing mare against Tod Sloan himself.
And may I be there to see.
In the 2.30 trot for green horses Red
Leo, owned by Tufts and driven by
Thomas, outclasses the field and sprinted
home with space and to spare. She ran
with a running mate, and also distanced
him, taking easy money.
The much heralded Are Am Bee from
the Pinehurst stables came up to speci
(Concluded o ae fourteen)

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