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GOLF AT MIRAMAR

THE AMATEUR TITLE

SEMI-FINALISTS FOUND

THE KITTOS, SILK, AND

J. P. HORNABROOK

Two brothers performed the \remarkable feat •of reaching the semifinal of the New Zealand amateur golf championship at Miramar this morning. Another feature of the play is that three of the four semi-rinalists i are' Wanganui men and the fourth, J. j P. Hornabrook, was educated at the Wanganui • Collegiate School. The semi-finalists, besides Horna-; brook, are B. M. Silk, who won the , event in 1937, .and A. R. and R., F. j Kitto. Hornabrook played sensational j golf over the. first nine holes—which j he covered in 31—to defeat J. v D. Nash, of", the Rangimarie Club; Silk | defeated J. B. Tunnell, also of the Rangimarie Club; R. F. Kitto disposed of one of the finest players in the field, R. H. Glading, by the narrow marg«£i of 1 up; and A. R. Kitto had an .easy victory over K. S. Glendinning. Hornabrook began his round With an eagle .and a birdie, both'of them 3's, and after- scoring a 5 at the third hole; where he drove :in,to the, rough, he went 343343 the ninth. He sank a long 'putt at the'seyerith, but on,the •eighth,'.after a."' perfect secbrid shot^ missed, an' easy one of about five feet. Nash, 'at the turn, /was 5 down; Tind for a youngster playing' in;.his7second hartional tournament the position quite hopeless. But Nash, in addition to being a stylish : and a most promising player, is : a most determined fighter. He won the tenth and eleventh ; with finely-played 4's, . and was unlucky not to halve the twelfth, Hornabrook taking.his putter from outside the green and rolling the : 15-yarder up tp drop in for a2 f iri; spite -of this blow Nash, won a hole back at the tbirteeritlv- The, match "ended -when Hornabrook won the fifteenthywfith a 4 tp 5.-; Hornabrook,'; by/mistake; > took the honour, but Nash did not; recall the;drive.. • .;-.:;.-. y\ /-./..•■' A. R. Kitto played a- round almost as fine as Hornabrook's and at the finish needed two 4's to score a 69 for the round; He went out in 33 and was even 4's comirig home. - • Glehdiririing was riot hitting ;the ball as well as yesterday, and Kitto.was much;too Steady*-fbr7him. - - ':••'' ■■■■■■•'■:'. ''■■.-'-y" x-yy . *i Silk Was.-; 2 down at 7 the turn, which he reached in 37, chiefly because 7Of 6-s at the fifth and eighth holes;:.Tunnell, wasplaying well, and, like Nash, showed great fighting quality and an 'admirable match temperament,/ but, on the -run' home it was a different story^i Silk won five holes in a 7 row, haived the fifteenth, and scored a birdie 2 on the' sixteenth to end match; They .played, out the round. - Silk's ward , half of 32 was .443434244, and/his' round :0f;69 bettered scratch -by five strokes; ;; ■':-<,.■.:• -.••■-'■■■ ■ y.r.,::y:-.,vy' ', R..F. Kitto went out in- 37, to1 stand 2 up. -Glading was stymied 7 at tho fifth ahd took three putts. Kitto won another at the twelfth, where Glading again, three-putted, but' Glading start-, ed to make a recovery by whining the fourteenth arid fifteenth, both in 4's. Both men were steady over- the last three holes, which were halved in p&r figures.-* Gladmg7i'tried;, -hard/tb 7sirik long' ones .af *bpitlf the. seyeriteenth; arid eighteenth.' *'" '*, '.-:./; ' XXXX/xXyy .yyyy'The first 18 holes of the-36-holc- pro-, fessional semi-finals were played this morning. y A. Murray .(Auckland),; playing against W. Allborri, who is .employed by the salne. sports organisatiori as his opponent, scored a serisatipiial round of 66," the lowest yet iirbdufed in.^the' tournartifent. Allborri;7fought, /bravely,: and7it!wasi,a^^"measure -of. hisTgolf7tliiit against X such:; treriieridbus*-:competitipn he^Twasvcapable:of scbririgVa' 71/ l^ir-; ray's, round was ■;•-. as foHows:-rrOut,: 443443344^-33; in, 443435343-^-33. The secret of his success wsls his;putting; He handled the club with immaculate control, arid practically every time/he needed a- fiye-or six,footer -he. sank it without trouble. ; -/ ./; .-.' / •■• B. Stratmore^ came 7in 1 7 up on T. S: Galioway. ,^ey were, all: sciuare, at the turn,- which : both reached^"m7;36.i At -.-, the thirteenth Stratmore/'^asy; 3: rip,7but Galloway won the 7fourteerith, and fifteenth. '. X Stratmore became 7 2 Up again 7by 7 wiririirig/ the 7sixteerith,; but he three-putted on'the eighteenth. The following are the. results x of the; morning play:— , 7 7 ;, 7 ] PItOFESSIONAi CHAMPIONSHIP. J - S'emi-fihalsir-Murray, 5. up on Allborn,: and B. Stratrnore 1 tip On T^ "S.; Galloway- at the end of the first; eigh-; teeri; holes. — - *7*';' Xyyy~.y -yX : y-X ;'-y[ ;y7"7AayVTEm i "CHAMPIdNSH-P. V-; '.> THIRD ROUND. J. P. Horriabrook beat J. D. Nash, 4 and 3. " R. F. Kitto beat R. H. Glading, 1 up.. A. R. v Kitto b^at K. Glendinning, 5 and 3. ' ■ B. M., Silk beat: J. B. Tunnell, 4 and 2. „" ,; 7. NEW ZEALAND PLATE;; y.'y The following were the results of the first round of the New Zealarid Plate:—' r ■ X ':-7s-: J. Jeffery beat A.'G; Sime, lup. ; I. A; Ewen beat K. J. F. Smith, at the nineteenth.' Stuart Taylor beat W. B. Reilly, 2 and 1. I. B. Cromb b^at L. Quinn, 2 arid 1. J. P. Mortland beat F. W. Dixon, 1 up. "

J. Shelley beat P, Quinn, 6 and 4. J. XL. Black beat H.7A. Black, by default.

A. D. S. Duncan beat R. G. Holland, by de-fault. y . ''.-

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GOLF AT MIRAMAR, Evening Post, Volume CXXVIII, Issue 118, 15 November 1939

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