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    tjhie 1PI NEMUEST I
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Beats the Senior Champion for Pres
ident's Midwinter Trophy
Phillip Win Affftln-Barr, Weller,
Ormibce and Ilalaell Trlampli
In Week's Play.
HOLDING constantly
down below the eighty
mark, excepting only on
the wet fairways of the
final round, Arthur L.
Walker, Jr., of Rich
mond County, the young
est champion in the lists
fought his victorious way
through a fast field in the Annual Mid
winter Golf Tournament at the Pine
hurst Country Club last week, and
reached a triumphant climax in competi
tion with the oldest champion in Amer
ica W. E. Truesdell, twice senior cham
pion at Apawamis.
Promise of this interesting conclusion
had been given in the qualifying round,
when the youngster had led the veteran
to the medal by the barest margin.
Capt. Roberts' Uphill Fight.
. The lists on the first day brought the
medalist up against Captain A. T. Rob-
erts, of Detroit. The Captain was pitted
against a medal round of 79, which, com
bined with two stymies, proved too much
for him by five down and four to go. For
all that he stayed with the game to such
good purpose that he trimmed Julian
Bishop even worse, C. F. Lancaster, of
Woodland, to the same tune, and fought
a magnificent uphill battle in the final
of the Consolation, which he won from
H. G. Wellborn on the last green, having
been down the whole way to the seven
teenth. Some Driving.
Having disposed of Roberts, the school
boy champion met J. M. Thompson, of
Springhaven. Another round of 79, in
cluding a 37 coming in par golf on
every hole but one turned a disadvan
tage of one at the turn into victory of
3 and 1. F. H. Danforth was no more
successful in staying the victorious pro
gress. . The Associated Press explains
Walker's victory to a streak of phenom
enal driving, and got out its stadia to
demonstrate that at least twice he out
raged all precedent by getting off for
300 yards.
Chapman Takes a Hand.
Meantime the Grand Old Man of the
fairway was working down the brack
et to meet him. He had his work cut out
to handle John D. Chapman, a Greenwish
player bred to the course. Chapman got
away to such purpose that he was three
up on the sixth. The Garden City vet
eran reduced this to one at the turn and
none on the tenth, and it took every
painstaking stroke and not one to spare
all the way to the last little hole for
him to win one up.
That Famous Match With Parsons.
In the second round Truesdell had a
breathing spell against Lieutenant "Van
Clief, of Richmond County, who suc
cumbed on the sixteenth, but in the semi
final, where he joined issue with Captain
Donald Parson, president of the Tin
The Sailor Putts to Port.
And so on a battlefield still slow with
the evening dews and damps, the oldest
and the youngest of champions drove off
for the Midwinter trophy. Sparring for
an opening they came neck, and neck to
the turn without more notable incident
than two stymies aiding the veteran.
The wet fairway gave scant opportunity
to the formidable driver, so the sailor
turned to his putter for relief, to such
good purpose that he deposited one from
off the tenth green for a birdie three
and repeated with a sinker from at least
forty feet distance on the thirteen, in
both cases taking the lead in the match
by just that margin. The critical test
came on the next two holes, and both
players responded in the best champion
ship spirit. The fourteenth was halved
one under par. The fifteenth was halved
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Whistles, he had the fight of his life. It
was the kind of golf match that delights
the headline makers of the metropolitan
press full of stymies and dormies, of
surprising recoveries and nineteen holes.
Going out Parson was stymied twice, and
wonderful to relate, made his hole both
times, notwithstanding. So he was two
up on the seventh. Truesdell then
brought forth two perfect holes, played
in a birdie 2 and a par 3, and evened the
match at the turn. Parson jumped back
into the lead with a stymie of his own on
the 14th, negotiated a spectacular 3 from
a hopeless pit and increased his lead to
2 on the 15th, halved the 16th, and drove
for the 17th dormie 2. The gallery had
still its climax. For Truesdell saved
his hide with a twenty-five foot thriller
for a 3 and win, and lived up to his repu
tation by taking both the 18th, the 19th,
and the match.
in fours. Missing an easy putt for a
win at this juncture proved to be Trues
dell 's last chance. He fell down and
lost to a five on the 16th, and when
Walker turned a three on the 17th, the
match was over.
The Cards:
Walker 55456463 543
Truesdell 5 6 4 5 5 4 6 4 3 42
In 3 5 6 4 4 4 5 3 53982
46544464 5 4284
A Season's Record.
In the play of this Division it is
worthy of record that Captain Donald
Parson in his opening match with J. D.
Armstrong, of Buffalo, made the best
medal score, not only of the tournament,
but so far recorded in Pinehurst this
year 38 out, 37 in, for a 75.
. (Continued on page five)
Outrides Tbe Amateurs in The
Racing Meet
Peter Stevens and Sarelta May Witt,
the IHg ITI one j on the Track
Five Running- Ilacti
SOME FAST amateur
riding marked the Wed
nesday meet at the Pine
hurst race course held
by the Jockey Club. There
were four running races
on the program pulled
off by Colonel Swigert,'
besides a diverting con
test indulged in by the cast of the opera
Faust, in full regalia, for the delight of
the concourse. In this running business
the interest naturally centered upon an
event staged for guests of the colony,
and in nine furlongs over the fiat sched
uled for thoroughbred t steeple chasers,
ridden by gentlemen. Both fulfilled the
highest expectations. '
In the guests' dash George T.Aranyi,
of New York, up on the famous Lucille,
riding like a Camanche, sprang into the
lead, and held it every screaming inch
of the way, with Otto Salm urging Hardy
at his flank, and Remsen McKim, of New
York, and Lieutenant A. H. Corwin, of
East Orange, tearing close in the rear
like a body guard.
Incidentally, it was this wild riding
Aranyi who led McKim, Corwin and Ju
lian Bishop home in a costume affair,,
strangely and wonderfully clad, in guise
of the devil's disciple. Those who believe,
that brilliant raiment has no effect upon
a race, should have been on hand to
observe the joy of the spectators when
the animals turned the bend, straddled,
by the splendid colors of midaeval hose
and variagated baldric.
Melos, Nibbs ' wonderful runner, car-.
rying 145 pounds and ridden by R. W.
Hall, of New York, outran the Little
Horn with Lambert Splane in the saddle
for nine furlongs by perhaps the length
of a yardstick. Nat Hurd on Abden,.
Preston's powerful jumper, weighed in
at 155 pounds, was a good third, and J.
.W Thomas and Julian Bishop on Hous:
ton's McAdam and Tufts' Drawn re
spectively, brought up a very close rear
guard. The time was 2.08.
Houston's confidence in Genevieve was
vindicated in a five furlong contest
against Lady Betty (Nibbs) and I Wells

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