North Carolina Newspapers

    THE PINEHUMF I
VOL. XIX, NO. 17
SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 1, 1916
FIVE CENTS
MRS. BARLOW CHAMPION
Wins the United North and South from
Mrs. Hard and Mrs. Price
Iff ra. llolllnraworth and Mrs. Alexan
der Capture the Governor' and
Secretary' Trophies
Si
MRS. Roland H. Bar
low, champion of Phila
delphia, and winner of
last year's tournament,
retained her title to the
annual North and South
for women after a week
of the most exciting
play, and the nerviest
kind of successful endings to hard fought
matches. Not once during the contest
was she more than a hairs breadth in the
lead of any of her opponents.
Mrs. J. R. Price disputed the final
round with her to the seventeenth hole,
an even and interesting battle the whole
way. Mrs. Bariow was three up after
the seventh, and it looked as if this final
match was to be a tame affair. This
delusion was rapidly dispelled when Mrs.
Price holes a twelve foot putt for a two
on the eighth and astonished Christen
dom with another on the ninth. So the
inward journey started with Mrs. Price
only one down, and going strong about
as strong as ever any one has ever gone.
She won the tenth and tied the score, and
the gallery were once more treated to a
doubtful and nerve-racking vacillating
contest. On the eleventh Mrs. Barlow
showed her utter, contempt of the traps
and bunkers, landing in two in succession
without losing her stride in the least, and
winning out with one long putt for a
five. She ended two up on the twelfth,
by some remarkable recovery after a
drive into the woods.
But here the tables turned again and
Mrs. Price took the thirteenth. Mrs.
Barlow claimed the fourteenth, but sty
mied herself on her third shot on the
fifteenth, and lost the hole four to three.
With three more holes to play she was
now just one up.
In spite of an hitherto unheard of im
pediment, a flying robin, caught squarely
on the wing by her ball, and sent on the
spot to the birds' paradise, Mrs. Barlow
took the sixteenth hole in five. But the
match was not over by any means. Mrs.
Price at times through the game had
shown unusual ability with the putter,
and that she was a dangerous opponent
for anyone alive on a short hole. The
seventeenth was a further demonstration.
She made a remarkable and clean cut shot
from fifteen feet, winning the hole in
three. So once again Mrs. Barlow won
her victory on the eighteenth green. Both
players arrived close to the green in
three, and Mrs. Price lost with three fatal
shots, for a six against five.
MRS. BARLOW"
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In 65565 454 54587
the champion out of the contest. They
were both even with 43 apiece at the turn,
and they came nip and tuck to the six
teenth with no advantage to either side,
and Mrs. Barlow only managed to win
the match by perfect golf on the next
two holes, both of which she made in par,
three each. The match with Mrs. Ilurd
was so unusual and so dramatic that it
has been treated in a separate article
upon the second page. Meantime Miss
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i'f Y V V
THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND DONALD ROSS
In their match with Truesdell and Sheppard in which Ross made the remarkable
score of thirty-one for the last nine holes of Number Two Course
MRS. PRICE
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In 56756363 64790
Almost every member of the first divi
sion put up a hard fight for first place.
In the very first round Mrs. G. W. Roope
of Brae Burn made a strong bid to put
Elinor Gates had been put out by Mrs.
M. J. Scammel of Oakmont, one time
winner of the tournament, after an almost
unbelievable uphill fight. She was five
down on the eighth green and three down
at the turn, but matching careful and
(Continued on page three)
MRS. HDRD'S MEDAL
Defeats Mrs. Barber by a Single
Stroke
Qualifying- Hound of the Ifortli
and South Develops an
exceptional Field
ON Saturday last con
gregated three score and
ten of the best women
golfers in the country on
the links of Pinehurst
to debate the North and
South championship with
Mrs. Roland II. Barlow,
who last year won tho
famous tournament in masterful style.
Leading all the rest in form and in repu
tation, and past performance, was Mra.
Dorothy Campbell Hurd, with whom
in times past has rested the cham
pionship of these United States, of the
Dominion of Canada, and of sorely pressed
Britain. And great was the rivalry be
tween these two. For only last week they
met in close and even contest for the lead
ership of the Silver Foils, and played
three rounds of the course to reach a deci
sion of one bare stroke in favor of
Pittsburgh.
Mrs. Barlow seems doomed to lose in
desperated finish. For in this qualifying
ound she went out in forty-four and came
back in forty-one, a score of eighty-five,
two strokes better than her own best in
the Silver Foils, and one stroke better
than Mrs. Hurd's winning card in that
event. But it was no use. She was
greeted at the bulletin board with Mrs.
Ilurd 's heart breaking eighty-four. Beat
en again for the gold medal by one stroke.
A six on the short and treacherous num
ber eight hole, laying in wait out of sight
over the hill behind the trenches and sur
rounded by declivities and pitfalls, proved
fatal. The cards show that Mrs. Hurd
gained an advantage of four strokes on
the outward journey and Mrs. Barlow
made up only three of these in her spurt
for home.
Mrs. M. J. Scammel of Pittsburgh
made third place with the very creditable
score of 91, four strokes better than Mrs.
Mason Phelps of Chicago and Mrs. G. W.
Roope of Brae Burn, who each chalked
up a 95. Mrs. E. R. Behrend of Erie,
who gave both Mrs. Hurd and Mrs. Bar
low a pretty race in the Silver Foils
championship, recorded a 96. All of the
first division made the course in better
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