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Datton Springs Violently back To
His Usual Form
McCormkk Wini medal. lee Putts
to Fume In Qualifying- Hound
of Ciolf Tournament
banners, one hundred
strong, Colonel H. H.
Treadwell in the van,
the Advertising Golfers
advanced upon the fam
ous Pinehurst links, and
for a week made furious
headway against the
myriad prizes adorning two sections of
the Carolina corridors.
With ritual ancient and diverting, the
Colonel opened the cereemony as is or
dained by scrambling the golf links to
the. assembled cuddies from his trusty
iron. The legend and practice is that
the winner of the ball receive acclaim
and more substantial mode of five dollars.
After which let friendship cease and the
play begin.
And on Monday morning it began with
a vengeance, the whole famous company
lining up for a qualifying round in three
divisions of thirty-two each, with gross
scores and putting scores and net scores
all tabulated for fabulous rewards. And
let us say at once that not Lou Hamilton
the spirit of the occasion, nor Ralph.
Spotts of the eagle eye nor yet E. T.
Manson, champion of old, nor Don Par
ker, leader ex officio, brought home the
triumphant score. But none other than
John H. Clapp, inured to victory, win
ner of the Autumn tournament, herald
ing from Chevy Chase. His card read 82,
right up among the fastest scores of this
armistice season. His 39 was also the
best of the day.
Hamilton was in second place, but still
four shots behind, and R. L. Spotts of
Fox Hills was third in 87. Cutting
down the legendary scores with the help
of his allowance Captain Harold A. Por
ter annexed the trophy for the lowest net
with a 74, thus: 921874.
The spectacular performance of the
day was made by the veteran Geo. C.
Dutton, of Boston. Qualifying with a
full hundred, presumably tallied against
him when he was not looking, the . old
champion found himself tied up for first
place in the second division with no less
than six others E. Chichester of Brae
Burn, R. C. Wilson of Baltusrol, W. W. Z. T. Miller 45 44 89
Manning from Exmoor, George Lytton F. B. Ryan 48 42 90
of Exmoor, and Frank Finney of Baltus- William McCord 47 43 90
rol. He then proceeded to show them all William Campbell 45 . 45 90
something on the play-off which was Dpn M. Parker 44 46 90
nothing more than a casual 83, which not E. T. Manson 44 47 91
only won the day's medal, but made the H. F. Harrison 46 45 91
prospects for championship in that divi- J. D. Plummer 45 47 92
sion look all one way. L. G. Suscipj H. E. Porter 44 48 92
went off with the best net: 1042678. H. B. Lewis 48 45 93
The contest in the third division also C. A. Speakman 45 48 93
resulted in a tie, and a violent reversion D. M. Stewart 43 51 94
to form on the play-off. C. A. McCor- H .B. Kennedy 49 47 ; 96
mack of the Colona Club and John Sprunt Cfuy Pierce 49 47 96
Hill of Durham, squared it off in 107. F. A. Taylor 46 50 96
Then, Hill fell to and cut a full ten E. J. Barber 50 47 97
strokes from. his performance, in quest F. A.'Sperry 49 48 97
of the medal. To no avail. McCormack B. V. Covrt 52 45 97
pared off twelve strokes, came home in F. N. B. Close 49 49 98
95, and went off with the honors. Charlie Sherman 49 50 98
D. McK. Lloyd, the Grand Old Man G. W. Watts 47 52 99
of the Meet, was brevetted low medalist William V. O'Brin 50 49 99
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net, with a total of 81.
To keep the eyes of the host on their
balls, and reward those skilful on the
greens as well as the heavy hitters of the
company, it was provided that a substan
tial award should fall to the lot of
those three that made the least putts
over the course. This brought F. P.
Lee of Framingham into envious view.
On the eighteen holes he made 22 putts,
and therewith took the prize. Second
place went to J. D. Plummer of Spring
fled with 23.
The summary: x
J. H. Clapp 39 43 82
L. A. Hamilton 42 44 86
Ralph L. Spotts 44 43 87
B. M. Purves 42 46 88
A. R. Gardner 43 46 89
Dr. George C. Fahey 50 49 99
William M. Sanford 53 46 99
M. C. Meigs 48 51 99
J. D. Montgomry 46 53 99
H. Milholland 53 47 100
G. C. Dutton, Woodland 100
E. Chichester, Brae Burn 100
R. C. Wilson, Baltusrol 100
W. W. Manning, Exmoor 100
George Lytton, Exmoor 100
Frank Finney, Baltusrol 100
W. T. Hamilton, Jr., Scarsdale 101
Ralph Trier, Fox Hills 101
A. S. Higgins, St. Andrews 101
H. R. Mallinson, Englewood 102
Eliot D. Moore, Norfolk 102
J. D. Barnhill, Fox Hills 102
F. D. Montgomery, Exmoor 102
(Continued on page two)
Llndonia Rons Away In Match with
Uncle Sam
Two JVw Stables JFIsjure In Meet
Where little Horn Win the
$2&0 Purie Over the Hurdles
U left
last Wednesday 's races
at the Jockey Club was
the time recorded for
and one-half
in a- heart
finish match
Uncle Sam,
Splane 's new
the five
two-year-old Linona, and James Tuft's
Machese. That is, this was the sensation
in the paddock. The stand took equal in
terest in the run made by McAdam for
the steeple chase purse after his rider had
had bitten the dust.
It was a gala day at the track. . A
perfect Spring afternoon and a hot and
welcome sun combined with the tale
which had gone out of big purses to be
split brought out a big gathering. Two
hundred and fifty dollars was up for the
course over the hurdles. Last on the.
program, as always, it was the main at
traction for the gallery.
The Little Horn, still mindful of her
victories this Summer in Maryland, and
smarting under recent reverses at the
hands of Nibbs' big Melos, was still the
favorite when the entries reached the
post. She carried Burns and 138 pounds.
Wells was up on Melos, and Diamond
rode Hurd's Porin. Houston, on Mc
Adam, held the pole.
Everybody got their money's worth.
To begin with, Porin struck out as if
he was alone on the prairie, and sailed
away as if he were king of the track,
taking the second hurdle at least five
lengths to the good and increasing hia
margin every minute. They ran the full
two mile course over twelve jumps and
so there was plenty of time. Melos
heaved into the first turn in second
place, Little Horn was still in the ofiing,
and McAdam in the rear. The action
started at once. On the third hurdle
McAdam hit the rail and turned a cat-
jump, spilling Houston flat. And then,
recovering, proceeded to finish the re
maining mile and a half and nine jumps
on his own account. The crowd was with
him to a man, and he showed he had no
more use for a rider than he did for a
(Concluded on page six)

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