North Carolina Newspapers

VOL. 'XXII, NO. 11
Shares Honors With Buckley and
Twelve Divisions Participate In
Advertisers' Golfing- Carnival
Under Perfect Conditions
has come out of the North
and wears the bays and
pinnicle honors of the
great Advertisers' Tour
nament that strained
every fairway on the
Pinehurst links from
dawn to dewy eve six
solid days last weeek. No man could
sing the thousand matches in less than
forty cantos. No human being knows
one-third the surprising' performances,
the sudden reverses, the birdies, eagles
and Great Auks that occurred unseen on
every hand. The tale cannot be told.
But the champion stands forth in Don
M. Parker, of Garden City.
The great carnival started in three di
visions of thirty-two each, match play.
And under the scheme devised to pro
duce the maximum of contest these soon
developed into major sections, beaten
sections, and sub-sections, of eight each,
each section playing its own tournament
for dear life. And so, under the clearest
of blue heavens, in the mildest of pure
sunshine, twelve separate battles were
waged, exclusive of divers consolation
and impromptu tumults devised or im
provised for the benefit of the Red Cross,
or Joy Unconfined, or any other reason.
The championship sixteen of the First
Division developed as fast a field and
as good golf as we have had this year.
Parker showed his mettle in the very first
round. He was up against John H.
Clapp of Chevy Chase, winner of the
Autumn Tournament, and medalist of
this very affair, the best single bet in
the galaxy. It was a close affair ending
on the home green with nothing to spare.
Clapp 's demise was not the only surprise
of the day. There was Lou Hamilton,
a veteran of the Advertisers, hitting
high up in the medal round, who gave
way before the steady onset of E. T.
Manson of Framingham.
In the second round Parker rambled
through and by Charles Sherman of Es
sex County, to the tune of 7 and 6. In
the third he survived a hard match with
A. E. Gardner of Siwanoy, 3 up on the
seventeenth, and came into the final
round by defeating N. B. Close of Bal
tusrol 4 and 2.
This brought him face to face with W.
M . McCord of Midlothian for thj cham
pionship. McCord had come into striking
distance and into a strong backing by
eliminating E. T. Manson of Framing
ham, recognized to be one of the most
formidable men in the lists. These two
had come to the 16th even to a hair,
and McCord 's handling of the last two
holes had given him his chance, 2 up.
There was nothing spectacular or note
worthy about the final match, except the
impedimenta and stage properties. Par
ker added to the interest of the sunlit
scene and the spectacle over the 16 holes
by wielding an ancient heirloom which
he claimed was the oldest golf club in
the country. Anyway, it was ancient,
and was lent him as a relic of the heroes.
Roy Buckley of Lousiville, playing
with a handicap of 22, equalled Parker's
performance in the Second Division. It
is a long road, and a hard one through
a concourse of 32 to the isolated splen
dor of victory. He made this progress
with at least two close and difficult bat
tles on the way. The first of them was
in the second round, wrhen he met E.
Chichester of Brae Burn, an 18 handicap
man. They' went at it in the morning
and spent the better part of the day,
and two rounds of the course, trying to
reach a decision. Buckley finally sur
vived, 2 up, on the 35th.
The other hard match was against II.
J. Reed of Knickerbocker. It was any
body's match to the fourteenth. There
the battle ended to all intents and pur
poses. . And Buckley stood unopposed,
winner by 4 up on the 17th.
Meantime, we rejoice to recount that
our fellow townsman and local champion,
James Barber, held down 'the honor of
Pinehurst and retained in the local tro
phy room the mede .awarded in the Third
Flight. Handicapped at 22, he cleaned
up Clarence Cone 2 and 1, ran W. F.
Smith back to Brae Burn 5 down, put the
finishing touch to J. H. Livingston, Jr.,
an Apawamis star, at the 18th cup,
sailed by H. B. Gree of Baltimore with
four holes to spare, and finally polished
off K. V. S. Howland in the final
round 4 and 2.
The myriad trophies were distributed
to other winners coming through on the
last day as follows:
First Division
Second Sixteen, F. A. Taylor, Dun
Avoodie. ..Third Eight, H. R. Kennedy, Race
brook. Fourth Eight, H. Milholland, Oak
mont. ' '
Second Division
Second Sixteen, Frank Finney, Bal
tusrol. Third Eight, F. C. Henderson, Bel
mont Springs.
Fourth Eight, W. H. Hamilton, New
Third Division
Second Sixteen, J. Mathews, Wood
land. Third Eight, II. S. Richardson,
Greensboro. '
Fourth Eight, Frank Nye, Glen Ridge.
(Concluded on page two)
The Big Shoot Opens with Record
Frank Wright leads Galax- of Stars
Under Conditions That
Are Perfect
is on. In column squads
all day for three days
now the trap shooters
have pressed to the at
tack at the Pinehurst
traps in the Midwinter
Handicap. Two hundred
strong their f usilade rat
tles over the countryside, and history is
being made by the leading champions
in the country. . The onset is hardly
underway as we go to press and the story
of necessity must wait until next week.
This much however is now evident. The
calibre of the contestants, the perfect
weather conditions, and the start already
recorded makes certain a record perform
ance for the Pinehurst Gun Club, and
gives promise of some of the fastst
shooting seen in America.
Frank S. Wright, of Buffalo, recog
nized to be one of the deadliest shots in
the business, drew first blood on Tues
day, the first regular day of the shoot.
On this day, besides the local contests
for the day, there opened the long 500
target 16-yard race. One hundred and
fifty birds was the order o the day.
Wright cracked a straight 75 in the
morning, at that stage of the game being
tied with A. II. Aber, of Bravesburg,
Pa. In the afternoon his perfect score
was clipped by two misses, leaving him
however still high gun of the day, and
(Concluded on page five)
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