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VOL. XIX, NO. 14
SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 11, 191G
FIVE CENTS
THE SPRING TOURNAMENT
Another Triumph for Carter. Merriman
Loses on the Thirty-flfth Hole
Mott, Wellvr and Carr Win I lie lrln
clpal Troplilen From Field of Two
Hundred and Sixty-nine
STANDING on the 17th
tee, about to storm that
entrenched fortress 165
yards away, Buck Mer
riman of Waterbury
JP was jus one own
was in the finals of the
'Tf Spring Tournament, the
I. wffl greatest concourse of
golfers that has ever assembled for
championship play in the history of the
world. Beall and Eobeson, the veteran
Truesdell, Sands and Shehens, masters of
the game, had all vanished into the dis
card, and Phil Carter, as of old, was
leading the lists home. But it was still
a doubtful matter at this treacherous
17th hole. Merriman had clung to him
and matched hole for hole, and showed
golf every whi tas good as comes out of
Nassau ever since miles behind he had
been five down at the 7th green on the
first round.
It was a thirty-six hole match. And an
astonished gallery had seen this lead of
five cut down to two at the eighteenth,
to one on the nineteenth, and again to
one at the 34th. It was one of these
exciting moments which recompenses a
ten-mile walk in the wake of a golf
match. It would be worth while to see
Carter beaten at the home green in the
finals of a great tournament.
But Carter's day had not yet come.
As in the critical point in the match
with Whittemore in the St. Valentine he
holed out in one so here he drove onto
the green as easily as I would put the
ball there with a pair of tongs, and
putted in for a two and the trophy, leav
ing his match still to be found.
His game against Beall was not such
a close affair. Both players were play
ing below their standard. It is an as
tonishing thing, but Carter apparently
picks only those days when his opponent
is slicing his drive to modify his usual
phenomenal round.
Beall had promised pretty well. He
had downed W. E. Truesdell of Fox Hills
by a good margin, after the latter had
taken Irving Eobeson 's number four up
and three to go. Eobeson and Truesdell
were even at the end of the ninth hole,
but from there on Truesdell played what
is believed to be the best score made dur
ing the tournament. He made the last
nine holes in thirty-six, all but one in
par, and won, 5 and 3.
Tom Kelley of Southern Pines made a
remarkably good showing, landing in the
semi-finals after walking away from
Charles Shehens and Paul Starrett in
good style. Here he met the Waterbury
champion, making hot for the President 's
cup, and was sent back to join the great
majority.
Skehens had an easy time of the con
solations until he met II. II. Will of
Onondaga. T.' B. Boyd, a strong player
from St. Louis, went under in the first
round on the 14th green. Spencer Wat
ers fared a worse fate in the semi-finals.
But up against Will, Skehens found him
self five down and in danger of being
swamped before he knew what was hap
pening. His subsequent success is the
more to his credit. At the eighteenth
hole he squared the score, and then led
way home, ending the match three up on
the 34th.
The second division resolved into a
match between Eichard Mott of Hunt
ingdon "Valley and C. S. McDonald of
Lambton, the Governors' trophy going to
Mott 5 and 3. Mott had decimated the
Tin Whistles in his progress, in three
very close matches vanquishing Dr. J. S.
Brown of Montclair, J. H. Clapp of
Chevy Chase and S. A. Hennessee, the
Southern Pines expert.
Franklin II. Gates of MontclairJ the
proprietor of Broadacres and a planter
at Hoffman, kept the consolation prize
in the Sandhills, defeating the humorist
McLaughlin 2 up, after a close match
with Dr. J. S. Brown and running away
from J. E. Jacobs of Wollaston. P. A.
Proal did the course in the remarkably
good score of 75 in the first round; it is
quite as good despite the fact that he
did not officially turn it in because ho
was leaving that night and did not wish
to default.
There was a hot fight for the Secre
tary's trophy. J. L. Weller of St. Cath
erines finally secured a hard earned vic
tory on the 19th green, taking the trophy
from under the guns of E. II. Hunt of
Worcester. This division witnessed the
closest battles of the tournament. Three
(Continued on page' thirteen)
ENORMOUS SOCCESS
Ladies of Pinehnrst Hold Bazar and
Bridge Party at Carolina
Eleven Hundred llollara Made for
the Farm Uf School at a
Xotahle Social CJatlierlng-
IT HAS been an open
secret for a long time
that the Women's Aux
iliary to the Board of
Trade has far out
stripped the men in the
work to be done in this
district, and in their
public spirit and effici-
ciency. But they never put it over in
such spectacular fashion as this before.
The ladies of the village had a mind
to put the Eureka SchooLon its feet, and
beyond the grasp of the sheriff and the
baleful dun. And they considered right
ly that such an occasion and simple mat
ter, the woe of all the business men in
the region, and such simple folk as bank
ers and capitalists, was the signal for
rejoicing, and social fete, and making
merry.
So in joyful spirit they assembled at
the Cones and Log Cabin, and under the
hospitable roof trees of the village of
Pinehurst, and sewed, and cut and de
signed creations wonderful to behold.
They passed the word along to their
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FINISH OB' THE SPRING TOURNAMENT
Shows Carter, who ha, just won the 35th hole on the 17th green in two, Merriman the runner up and E. C. BeaU cad,ig for Carter. Mr. M. B. Johnson
0f Cleveland, in the foreground, is the first to set out for home.
    

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