North Carolina Newspapers

VOL. XIX, NO. 20
Crowns His Two Madals with the
President's Trophy
Ilanfortb, lVter, Iluali and
Xcwton Trophy Wlnnvri in
April Tournament
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A GOLF season marked
not only by the largest
number of players that
have ever entered here
or anywhere else in the
world, but by a higher
standard of play, and
more dramatic and
memorable matches than
we can remember in such a short space
of time, came to a close Saturday last
with the finals of the Mid-April Tourna
ment. There were seventy-nine entries,
and it developed a standard of play
almost if not quite equal to the United.
If E. C. Beall, the winner had developed
the form he showed on occasion during
this contest at critical times in the cham
pionship week he might even have been
nearer than he was to winning the great
He started his winning streak in the
qualifying round taking the medal with a
75. In the first round of match play he
was up against C. L. Becker, the consola
tion winner in the United and one of the
strongest players on the course. He took
his number 3 and 2. The second round
found him pitted against E. L. Scofield,
Jr., of Wee Burn, also one of those re
cently qualifying for the president 's divi
sion of the United, and he wralked away
from this champion to the tune of 6 and
o. And small wonder. He finished the
play for the medal score and came
through the 17th hole with the remark
able score of 65. Scofield need hardly
feel bad about being defeated by a 34
out resulting in this good score at the
17th. Trying for a 69, which would be
the course record in tournament play,
Beall took a chance at a long and hard
putt for a four, and as an inevitable
result finally had to be content with a
six and a 71 for the round. But even
this shows he is among the very front
rank of golfers.
C. A. Hartwell of Brookline early in
the game showed that he was to be the
closest rival for the final honors. He
has not been playing golf this Winter,
and had newly arrived at Pinehurst. But
his form and his scores improved with
dangerous rapidity as he became used to
the course, and by the time he had
reached the semi-finals he was going in
73; he defeated Dr. M. W. Marr of
Bethlehem with that figure, and was in
trim to meet anyone however formidable
the following day.
Meantime Beall had disposed of J. T.
Hunter of North Adams, the victor over
both C. B. and H. C. Fownes of Oakmont,
and these two met for the trophy. In
certain respects it was an anti-climax in
play. For neither champion was up to
his best of the week. It was close, but
not exciting, and good golf but not
memorable, Beall coming to the 17th tee
two up, and winning the match on the
17th green.
F. S. Danforth of North Fork finished
a season of consistently good play by
winning the consolation in the President's
division from F. M. Hunter of Stanton
Heights 5 and 3 in the finals, after dis
posing of C. S. MacDonald of Lambton
4 and 3 in the second round.
The Governors ' trophy went to Spencer
Waters of Apawamis. He had much the
best of his old competitor, C. B. Hudson
of North Fork, in the first round, ended
four up on the sixteenth against W. N.
Hacket, Merion, and completed his vic
torious march by defeating B. E. Smith
of Owosso three up and two to go. Hud
son however took the consolation handily.
The finals of the Secretary's division
was by all odds the hardest fought of the
tournament. Dr. W. E. Bush of South
ern Pines going very strong was pitted
against I. W. Champion from Brantford.
These two came into the stretch and
landed in the eighteenth hole all even,
and passed out of sight down the course
for the second time in vain endeavor to
reach a decision. Dr. Bush finally won
on the twentieth green, bygone shot. R..
B. Newcomb of Mayfield won the
consolation. '
Commodore J. T. Newton of Tuxedo
with four successive victories landed a
winner of the Fourth Division without
any of his opponents reaching further
than the sixteenth green. W. B. Santers
of Westwood took no chances in the finals
of the consolation round, taking it from
H. W. Sherrell, Duchesse, 8 and 6.
The Summary:
First round J. T. Hunter, North
Adams, beat C. B. Fownes, Oakmont, 7
and 5; H. C. Fownes, Oakmont, beat F.
M. Hunter, Stanton Heights, 4 and 3;
E. L. Scofield, Jr., Wee Burn, beat R. H.
Hunt, Worcester, 4 and 2; E. C. Beall,
Uniontown, beat C. L. Becker, Woodland,
3 and 2; Dr. M. W. Marr, Bethlehem,
beat Lindsey Russell, Tuxedo, 5 and 4;
G. M. MacConnell, Edgewater, beat C. S.
MacDonald, Lambton, 7 and 6; P. A.
Proal, Deal, beat Tom Kelly, Southern
(Concluded on page five)
Pinehurst will be Represented for the
First Time
Prospvcta for a IYw Brit of CJolf In
the South, and of th Participation
of Southerners In the Mine
GOLF in the United
States has been until
a very recent date large
ly a Northern game
played by Northern
men. The few good
courses in the South
have been built for and
patronized, by tourists
from other parts of the country.
This is a phase of things that is
destined to pass. The country was
given dramatic notice that Dixie has
already begun to prepare for final honors
on the links by the performance of the
Carolina champion in the United North
and South. It took a miracle to put Dr.
Paul of Charlotte out of the semi-finals.
The growing interest in the game can
not be better exemplified than by the
change of sentiment and practice in this
immediate vicinity. Even as recently as
two years ago it would have been next to
impossible to have found a foursome of
Southern men living in the radius of the
Sandhills. It is doubtful if there were
two who had ever held a driver in their
hands. Yet today the local demand for
participation in the game is great enough
for two links to remain in commission all
Summer, and for the organization of a
(Concluded on page thirteen)
The phalanx of machines parked at the Weymouth Estate at Southern Pines during the Hunt Breakfast.
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