North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXII, NO. 14
Flutters Farthest In Fifteenth Anniver
sary Flag Contest, In Class A
IKKabbet and Newton win In II ana C
At 12:45 p. m. on Friday, the 21st,
the championship course was handed
over to the gentle mercies of the Tin
Whistles, their sacred right of way on
the course extending itself, by imme
morial custom, for a period of two
hours, and extending itself further,
by the mighty right of possession, un
til somewhere in the late evening when
the last cards were brought to the
Judges' stand.
A record field of 65 players took
part in this fifteenth anniversary Flag
Contest and were marshalled in three
handicap classes, Class A comprising
those allowed from 84 to 92 strokes
before their race was run, Class B be
ing allowed from 92 to 100 shots and
Class C from 100 to the utmost limit
sanctioned by the handicap committee.
C. L. Becker was the first class A
man to carry his flag past the 18th
green, holing out there in 83 and
marking his claim at the end of his
86th stroke, up near the 19th. Becker
was soon passed by R. H. Hunt, how
ever, whose third shot, after holding
out on the 18th in 89, brought hiiia o
within a yard of the 19th cup. G. W.
Statzell took 87 for the first 18, i .A
being 5 shots still to the good, i at
them to excellent usage and went
down and out on the 19th.
StatzelPs flag, fluttering there in
the 19th cup, metomorphically speak
ing, looked better and better as the af
ternoon wore on, but there is no cer
tainty in golf results so long as H. C.
Fownes is out on the course without
handcuffs, and Statzell, and all the
rest of the Class A men, found them
selves outclassed when Fownes finish
ed the round in 82, went down at the
19th in 87, and planted his flag at the
end of a mighty wallop in the general
direction of the 20th green. There it
waved in solitary grandeur through
out the rest of the evening, so far as
its being intruded upon by any other
Class A flags was concerned.
Six of the low handicap men passed
the 18th in safety, these being the
quartette above mentioned, plus L. D.
Pierce, whose 86th and final stroke
brought him up just behind Becker, on
the 19th fairway, and J. L. Weller,
whose 92 strokes allowed him a drive
for the 19th.
No less than 10 of the Class B group
finished 18 holes and started a new
round, and one of them, to-wit, H. E.
Mabbett, with an allowance of just
94 strokes, stretched them out to with
in 40 yards of the 20th green, out-distancing
Fownes by a matter of 150
yards or so. Mabbett holed out at the
18th in 87 and travelled all the rest
of the way on 7 strokes.
F. P. Lee, who took second honors
in Class B, dropped his ball into the
19th cup with his 97th and last breath.
James I. Melanson got to within 6
inches of that cup, in 95, and Prestiey
McLaughlin gave up the ghost just 3
inches behind Melanson, in 94. Play
ing on even terms with Melanson, Mac
Laughlin thinks he could have made
the cup.
W. S. Van Clief also fell just short
Six of these were used up in a cau
tious but skilful negotiation of the
19th and the last 4, all good ones, car
ried him onto the 20th green, where
the Commodore's pennant was un
furled just 24 inches from the cup.
Nobody in Class C, or any other
class, came anywhere near Newton's
mark, but John Barclay, of Greens
burg, had a drive for the 20th, which
brought him up to within measureable
distance of Fownes' flag. Barclay fin
ished the 18 holes in 93 but used up
most of his remaining 9 strokes in
putting the 19th behind him. .
Others who went past the 18th, in
Class C, were James Barber, who
made the 19th cup, minus 18 inches;
Col. Ormsbee, who stopped on the
edge of the 19th green, and the follow
ing five, strung out along the 19th
fairway: Lane Verlenden, Tyler L
1 f,:
which contains one of the best 18 hole miniature courses in the country
of the 19th cup, sticking down his
flag 3 inches behind Mac Laughlin's
in 93. M. B. Johnson and P. B.
O'Brien were two others who dragged
themselves to the 19th green before
cashing in, while Dr. Cheatham, H. G.
Streat and A. S. Higgins took up
strategic positions on the 19th fair
way, in the order named.
Three Class B men proved for all
time the accuracy of the handicappers'
judgment by holing out on the 18th, on
their last stoke. These three, G. T.
Dunlap, C. F. Lancaster and G. W.
Mead, were by the way the only play
ers out of the 65 who managed to come
out just even on the round.
It remained for Class C to produce
the Marathon winner, in the person of
Commodore Newton. The Commodore
started out with 108 strokes and used
them so sparingly that he still had 10
of them left after finishing 18 holes.
Redfield, Judd H. Redfield, C
Waterhouse and R. C. Blancke.
Altogether, 25 of the field negotiat
ed the full course and then some, be
fore their limit was reached, and 25
others either completed the course or
planted their flags on the eighteenth
Flag Summary
The flags were planted in the fol
lowing order:
Class A
H. C. Fownes, Oakmont (88), drive
for 20th.
G. W. Statzell, Aronimink (92),
19th cup.
R. H. Hunt, Worcester (92), 19th
C. L. Becker, Philadelphia (86), 3
on 19th. '
L. D. Pierce, Ekwanok (86), 2 on
(Continued on page two)
A Few of The HaDy Remarkable
Oreat 2ffunilr of Trophlrs Awarded
On April 2nd and 3rd there will be
held at Pinehurst a Dog Show under
the A. K. C. rules that will far surpass
anything of the kind ever attempted in
this part of the country. A great
number of trophies will be awarded,
with cash prizes in every class, and by
every mail the Pinehurst Kennel Club
is hearing from owners of some of the
best dogs in the country. Mr. A. A.
Rost, Secretary of the Club, has just
returned from the big show at Madi
son Square, and he tells us that one
large exhibitor after another sought
him out up there and told him about
the dogs they intend to send down.
Among the best known kennels that
have promised to send their hesf.
this way are the Midkiff Kennels. mvn
ed by Mr. William T. Payne, of Kings
ton, Pa., the Ballymoony Kennels,
the home of the International Cham
pion Irish Terrier Double Shere, own
ed by Mr. and Mrs. Stuvvesnnf Po
body of Hinsdale, 111.; and the famous
r-naes am Kennels, owned by Captain
Quincy Adams Shaw McKean and the
breeder of Champion Prides Hill
Tweak Em, the sensational wire hair
fox terrier who was the best in show
ot all breeds, four times running'
vmers are .Fort Fortune Farms,
owned by Miss Jean Hinkle
dogs have been giving a good account
of themselves at Madison Square; the
world famous Rosstor West High
lands, owned by Miss Claudia Phelps,
ui AiKen, a. j., and the Elmview Ken
nels, owners of the celehmfpr
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dogs International Chamni
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von Hunenstein, Champian Herta von
Ehrengrund, and Champion Nero Af-folter.
The Lewanno Kennels have nrnm
ised to sent ChamDion Lnt.te whn
A """J T AV Ak?
not only a Bench Show champion but
is also the Champion Police Trained
mzen. nampion Fels, the champion
Police Trained Doer, is also io.
down, and he and Lotte "Will cri vo an
exhibition of their remarkable police
work at the Pinehurst Show.
Then there is Mr. Ben Lewis, whn i
going to show his string, including the
wonaenui grey hound bitch, known
in all countries where doe- shmvc Q
held, Champion Lansdowne Sunflower
ine aoove list, just hits the high

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