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Record Field of 79 Take Part in the
Tin Whistle Tournament for the Title
Whittemore, Pierce and Phillips turn
in the Best Gross Totals and
Herring carries off the Prize
for the Best Net for
54 Holes.
A record field of 79 contestants
started out on the first round of the
Tin Whistles Annual Championship
Tournament on the Number One
course, on Monday, went over Number
Two on Tuesday, wound up on Num
ber Three on Wednesday, and left the
award of the championship title still
in abeyance on Thursday, when the
printer told us it was now or never if
we wanted to get the Outlook out
within the next week or so.
Monday's Round on Number One
resulted in L. D. Pierce, of Ekwanok,
and John E. Pushee, of Brae Burn.
Pierce went out in a conventional ev-ery-day
40 and came home in 37 for a
77 which was not only the best gross
of the day but remained unchallenged
throughout the entire tournament.
Parker Whittemore, who stood aside
last year, was close on Pierce's heels
with 42-36, 78, and these were the only
two to break 80. Donald Parson and
J. D. Chapman tied for third place in
the race, at 82, and no less than J4
others finished in 90 or better.
As for Pushee, the Brae Burn Ir
regular put a good one over by going
around in 87 and finishing with the re
markable net score of 59, which is, so
far as we can find out, an achievement
shattering all existing recomo.
Pushee's 59 stood in solitary grandeur
until the end and the Handicap Com
mittee is determined that Pinehurst
ne'er shall see the like again.
Tuesday's 18 holes, on Number Two
deprived Pierce of his one stroke lead
of the field and pulled him down into
a tie for second place, at 77-89, 166,
with Howard G. Phillips, who stood at
83-83, 166. Whittemore, a sort of pur
suing mental hazard, plugged right
along for a 79, and, with a total of 157
for the two rounds, led Pierce by 9
strokes. The field then stood as fol
lows: Whittemore, 157; Pierce and
Phillips, 166; John D. Chapman,
Frank S. Danforth and Dr. George T.
Gregg, 170, followed by 17 others who
had disposed of the 36 holes in aver
age of 90 per round, or better. That
is to say, 23 players were 180 or better
for 36 holes, as against Monday's 38.
Pushee failed to make another 59
net. He indulged in some 30 strokes
more than he had taken for the first
day's round and dropped back to thir
teenth place in the net score race, Dr.
Carlos F. MacDonald taking over the
vacated leadership with a total of 189
60, 129, for the 36 holes.
The last round, on Wednesday,
was played on Number Three, and
Whittemore increased his lead on the
field from 9 to 16 strokes by going
around in 78 while Pierce and Phillips
were each taking an 85. Then and
there, apparently, the thing was over.
Whittemore had compiled a winning
total of 78-79-78, 235, for the 54 holes.
Pierce had his choice of the prize for
round at all. He had gone through all
the motions and had even persuaded
himself he was playing golf on Wed
nesday morning, but it would seem,
if the rules have been rightly read, he
just didn't exist. We don't know how
the rule reads but its plain purport
would seem to be that sc Whistler who
plays in the morning, in a tournament,
without announcing that intention in
advance, is wasting his time. If he
wins anything, he doesn't. If he beats
anybody, he loses. If anybody beats
him it is possible that he can uncross
his fingers and make the other fellow
play him all over again, in the after
noon. That last question is too ab
struse for us and we pass it up. At
any rate, Whittemore had not, is
seemed, written A. M. after his name
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Alex Ross, Chick Evans, Parker W. Whittemore and Edward Styles all trying
to look pleasant, just before the start. Whittemore
and Ross won the Match.
the best gross round, his 77, on Mon
day, or the right to play off a tie with
Phillips for the prize to be awarded
for the second best gross total, Pierce
and Phillips both standing at 251 and
leading J.rD. Chapman by a single
stroke. (Thirteen other players, by
the way, or a total of 17, completed
the three rounds in an average of 90
or better) . Pushee had won the prize
for the best net round, with that 59 of
his. J. D. Herring had jumped into
the lead in the contest for the Best
Net for 54 holes, with a total of 269
60, 209, and Walter T. Stall had won
the Second Best Net for 54 holes, with
269-54, 215.
And just at that juncture it devel
oped that Whittemore, technically
speaking, had not played the third
in the entry book, and his A. M. round
therefore didn't count. And as, for
various reasons, he could not play in
the afternoon, the question as "to
whether he is now Champion of All the
Tin Whistles, or whether Pierce and
Phillips are tied for that honor, is still
up in the air as we wind up this ac
count, together with the question as to
who made the second best gross score
for 54 holes, and so on, etc.
The Summary
Scores of all contestants, in the or
der of their gross totals:
Parker W. Whittemore,
78- 79- 78, 235 plus 4, 239
L. D. Pierce 77- 89- 85, 251 6, 245
H. G. Phillips,
83- 83- 85, 25115, 236
(Continued on page five)
Wins the Mile Flat Race and the
Special Parse at Wednesday's
Race Meeting
The Steeplechase for the Second Run
ning Week.
The one-mile flat race, for which a
purse of $250 was hung up, on Wed
nesday, was won by Nat Hurd's Uncle
Sam, in 1.46 3-5, at the finish of one
of the prettiest races that has been
run at the local track. Burns showed
excellent judgment all through the
race and brought his mount into the
lead with a great burst of speed in
the last two furlongs.
The Steeplechase, run over the
short course this week, was won by
Marshall Hall's Ray-O-Light, ridden
by Yates. Last week, Ray-O-Light
won by a fluke, after trailing the field
to their point of departure for pas
tures new and quite unconnected with
the course, but this time the victory
was earned. Ray-O-Light gave
weight to the field but seized the lead
at one of the early jumps and was nev
er in any danger of being headed,
from that time on.
Hayden Preston won the Guests'
Race, on Half Measure. This event
was a 4 1-2 furlong affair, this time,
instead of the shorter distance usual
ly run, and was won in 1.02 1-5.
The Mule Race was still undecided
when we went to press. The two
steeds who best lived up to their rep
utations and came in last were declar
ed by Mr. Shreve, the starter, to have
tied for the victory and will have to
fight the thing out all over again next
Class A Pace, Mile Heats
Gentry Dictator (Coslbert) 2-1-1
King Charlie (Thomas) 1-2-2
Lucella (Edan) 3.3.3
Time: 2.21 1-5; 2.18 3-5; 2.21 2-5.
5 1-2 Furlong Flat
Machese (115), Diamond, won.
Lydia (112), Burns, second.
Amazement (116), Hulcoat), third.
Zonia (108), Butter, also ran.
Time: 1.10 1-4.
6 Furlong Flat
Porin (116), Diamond, won.
Leader (116), Hulcoat, second.
Single (114), Burns, third.
(Concluded on page three)

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