North Carolina Newspapers

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VOL. XX, NO. 2
SATURDAY MORNING DECEMBER 2, 1916
FIVE CENTS
HUNTER DEFENDS HIS TITLE
Wins Medal and President's Trophy In
Autumn Golf Tournament
Donald Parson Govs Through a Fail
Field. Iludaon and JL.ee
Pag-e Win
FOE the third time in
succession Eobert Hunt
er of Wee Burn cap
tured the President 's
Trophy in the Annual
Autumn Tournament of
the Pinehurst Country
Club. Each year it has
been from a larger and
better field. There were sixty-one entries
on Tuesday, as against forty-two last
season. And the highest score to qualify
in the first division was three strokes bet
ter than last year. Calvin Bullock
of Denver made the first sixteen on
that occasion with a 96. In the
present event there were no less than
twenty-seven cards equalling or bettering
this score.
As in the past, Hunter won the medal.
It was a very close affair between him
and Frank Gates. Hunter finished in 83.
Gates, unaware that he had even a chance,
drove from the last tee with a 78.
It is an easy four on which he
had beaten Hunter for the Carolina
championship with a 3. It was not
until he had used up four strokes
meandering about a bunker that he dis
covered what he had lost. Tom Kelly
went out with great promise, making a 38,
and a fine start for the medal. A forty
four in would have done the trick, but
Tom preferred to practice approaches on
the tenth fairway.
C. B. Hudson refused to repeat his per
formance of a 79 made the day before
and jumped into the second division which
he cleaned up.
J. D. Armstrong of Buffalo, W. L.
Milliken of Hyannisport and Mason the
farmer tied at 93 and played off the last
place in the first division. To the aston
ishment of all concerned Mason smashed
out of the rough right up to the pin on
his second shot, and won the hole, missed
putt and all.
Donald Parson, the runner-up, did yeo
man service in eliminating the favorites
and most formidable entries. He was
altogether too good for Mason, came
into the limelight by downing the old
veteran Becker, 3 and 2 and caused a
mild sensation with a victory over Gates,
already slated for the finals by the proph
ets. Gates fell down badly on the 17th,
losing the niatch then and there with nine
nightmare strokes.
In the finals it was an even matter
through the fifth. The sixth started the
game in Hunter's direction, and a phe
nominal thirty-foot putt for a two on the
seventh turned out to be the final impetus.
F arson lost the eighth with a six, tied the
ninth in four, but lost to a four on the
tenth, and was there four down. The
match ended on the fifteenth, Hunter win
ner, 4 and 3. The cards reveal no excep
tional play.
Number one course.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
Par 4 4 5 4 4 3 3 4 435
Hunter 54556325 439
Parson 45646446 443
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In
Par 43434445 334
ion in which Lee Page of Aberdeen went
through the field handily, defeating W.
B. Hall of Youngstown in the finals,
3 and 2. Hall was five down on the
eighth, made a game rally and came back
into sight of the match dormie two.
The Consolation in the President's
division developed some of the fastest
play of the week. T. A. Cheatham of
Pittsburgh seemed possessed to have this
and for a while ran all opponents off. their
feet. Lancaster, his first victim, pro
nounced him unbeatable. Finding the
matter debatable at the sixth he made the
next nine holes in 36, even fours, and no
fellow can stand up against that. He out
distanced G. W. Watts of the Hillandale
Club, and lost to G. M. Howard on the
last hole of the tournament. j
Harry Waring, another permanent resi
dent of the Sandhills and charter member
PINEOURST JOCKEY CLUB
5. ...a.A-
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HUNTER AND PARSON AT THE FIFTEENTH
4 6 341
Hunter 4 4 5 5 5
Parson 5 4 5 4 5 7
K. C. Shannon, II, has been cracking
an SO and menacing the leaders ever
since he came back this year, and in the
second round had the Wee Burn player
two down at the turn, losing only at the
last green.
C. B. Hudson of North Fork, after his
fatal fall in the qualifying round, set out
for the Governors' Trophy, and it now
hangs in his castle. He reached the semi
finals going strong, but struck a snag in
J. H. Hawley playing from Areola, and
was delighted to find himself a bare win
ner in 20 holes. His old rival, J. G.
Nicholson of New Bedford could not
stand the pace and yielded him the finals
gracefully, 3 and 2.
The Moore County Country Club and
the local followers of the ancient game
were vindicated in the Secretaries divis-
of the Moore County Club, took the con
solation in the second division, defeating
that old standby, II. W. Ormsbee, in the
finals, and James Barber of Tin Whistle
fame in the semi-finals. R. R. Scott made
off with the consolation prize in the
Secretary's sixteen.
THE SUMMARY
Robert Hunter, Wee Burn 39 4483
F. H. Gates, Pinehurst 41 43 S4
C. L. Becker, Woodland 43 4487
T. A. Kelly, Southern Pines 38 4987
S. A. Hennessee, Cooperstown 43 44 87
G. M. Howard, Halifax 44 4387
L. D. Howard, Thorney Lea 45 4388
T. A. Cheatham, Pinehurst 45 4388
H. G, Phillips, Pinehurst 44 4690
A. E. Adams, Youngstown 45 46 91
D. P.'Kingsley, Sleepy Hollow 46 4389
Donald Parson, Youngstown 47 43 90
Concluded on page fifteen)
Organized by Colonel Swlgert Holds
Preliminary Try Ont
Mian Father Tuft Win Ladle'
Cup from Mytterloua
Heroine
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L'JeftV WITK the grand stand
hfe3iw3!!H all finished excepting
for the steps and en
trance to be added in
front the paddock built
and parkway fenced in,
the Pinehurst Jockey
Club made its bow on
Saturday last. It was
not a regular meet the' schedule opens
on Thanksgiving and the owners are
grooming their mounts for their utmost
on that day. Nevertheless several
spirited races were pulled off, and a spill
or two provided for the joy of the
multitude. '
Thomas pitted his young trotter, Billi
ken, against the veteran, Fred Patchin,
for two heats and gave him a run for it.
Swinnerton drove the big black, and G.
Cameron Minnie Cook from the Pinehurst
stables. Patchin took the first heat easily,
but the second was so closely contested
that it appeared a toss-up from the grand
stand. Coming around the bend the colt
broke badly and looked for a moment to
be put of it, But the burst of speed with
which he recovered speaks well for . his
coming races. He overtook Patchin hand
over hand and failed of leading by a hair.
THE FAIR UNKNOWN
The mysterious stranger appeared in
the lists in the ladies' races. This un
known Diana of glorious auburn locks and
long white flowing veil, mounted on a
roving chestnut, refused her name and
her station, but demanded to ride. Her
manner and her seat were both extra
ordinary. She held fast to the horse's
mane, as one that is afraid, and bounced
about in the most appaling manner. The
jockeys predicted a fall before she ever
came into the stretch, and gave voice to
the opinion that this was her first time
ahorseback. So much for appearances.
She rode a fast and furious race, but suc
cumbed to Miss Esther Tufts who pushed
Nellie under the wire in 37 seconds for
the l-3d mile, hotly followed by Miss
Bliss on Jessie C. And then the unknown
heroine doffed veil and wig, revealing to
an astonished world no less a rider than
Nat Hurd.
Concluded on page nine)
    

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