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GOLF CHAMPION

DOMINION OPEN TITLE WIN FOR HORNABROOK SPLENDID THIRD ROUND MURRAY IN SECOND PLACE [jlY TELEGRAPH' —rRKSS ASSOCIATION] WELLINGTON, Sunday A magnificent round of 68 in the morning, followed by a 72 in the afternoon, won for J. P. Hornabrook, of Masterton, tho Now Zealand open golf title for 1939. Ho finished the four rounds with a total of 291, being closely followed by tho Titirangi professional, Alex. Murray, who, after a brilliant fourth round of 69, returned 294. Three professionals followed, Mcintosh, Guy and Shaw, the margin being eight strokes. Guy provided the sensation of the day with an astounding 31 for tho first nine holes in the third round, playing as if inspired. Silk, Glading, Wagg and Ewen all performed well to fill tlie next four places. Amateurs with 3£2 and better qualified for the championship this week, and 321 was tho figure for tho professionals.

In tin? third round the players soon showed that they appreciated . the easier going, and it was not long after the first pair set out before a better tone than in tho first and second rounds bocanio evident. Hornabrook himself relished the conditions, his excellent 68 testifying not only to his always stylish play and accurate judgment, but to tho favourable weather. Tho wind gradually dropped until at three o'clock all was calm and the light perfect.

It had seemed earlier as if Mcintosh might lead at the end of the third round, but Hornabrook—out iii 36 and a 7 at the seventh and in in 32, including three birdies and an eagle—shot ahead to bo four better than Mchitosh. The latter delighted his gallery with steady, even golf. His direction off the tecs was a pleasuro to watch, while in his short gamo ho showed a variety of shots and cool judgment every time. Ewcn won the honour of being the first to better 70 and many expected him to retain the Jellicoe Cup, which ho won at Balmaeewan last year -with 68, but Hornabrook upset calculations. A record for the first nine holes of 31 by Guy was one of the features' of the day's play, which was notable for many highlights. Another few inches on the ball at the sixth would have seen a one recorded.

Following are the detailed scores, professional players being denoted by an asterisk:— Ist 2nd 3rd <lth Rd. Rd. Rd. Rd. Tot'l J. P. Hornabrook . 78 73 08 72 '21)1 *A. Murray .. 75 79 71 09 291 *J. D. -Mcintosh. .. 74 75 74 72 295 *A. E. Guy .. 75 81. 71 70 297 *A. J. Slinvv . 78 75 74 72 299 B. M. Silk .. 78 77 71 75 301 J?. H. Glading .. 71 80 75 73 302 Itanu Wagg .. 79 77 72 75 303 1. A. Ewen ■.. 75 82 (i!> 77 303 *J. Galloway .. 79 79 72 74 304 D. 0. Whyte .. 70 81 73 75 305 *E. S. Douglas .. 77 82 7(5 71 300 •George Watt .. 81 75 77 75 30S W. B. Reilly . 79 74 78 7S 309 A. R. Kitto .. 77 72 77 83 309 J. Jeffrey . . .. 77 S3 71 70 310 R. Cameron .. 79 SO 78 74 31.1 J. P. Mortland .. 77 82 74 79 312 L. Quinn .. 77 80 7!) 70 312 D. H. Graham .. 77 79 7S 79 313 J. L. Black .. S3 70 75 79 313 * J.-Weir .. .. 78 79 70 80 313 P. G. F. Smith .. 78 SI 77 77 313 *T. S. Galloway .. 81 81 77 74 313 G. Roberts .. 77 81 70 77 314 •J.A.Clements .. 81 79 77 77 314 *W. Allbon .. SI S2 73 78 311 A. D. S. Duncan .. 80 84 77 74 315 A. G. Simo .. 77 81 78 70 315 *C. C. Clements .. 79 83 75 78 31u J. Shelly .. SO 81 S3 72 316 *R. C. Butlers SI 81 80 74 310 I. B. Cromb .. 83 SO 77 70 310 K. Glendinning .. 79 S2 7G 79 310 H. A. Black ... SO 80 75 82 317 K. J. Smith SO 78 80 79 31, R.. F. Kitto .. 70 SI 81 77 318 *B. Stratlnnoro .. 79 81. 70 82 31S E. Henderson .. 70 83 it} 8L 319 *A. Dyke . . ■.. S2 SI m 81 .319 A. Donoghue .. 83 78 80 78 319 .T. Morrison >. <8 S-> <9 <8 3-0 P Quinn .. . • 78 SO SI n> 3-0 *J. Lnmbie .81 S2 73 85 321 F. Dixon .. . <f> 87 82 3-1 «John Watt ■' . 78 Si it 3-1 J D Nash .. 79 81 82 7, 322 j! B. Tunnell i.. SI 84 79 7S 322 H Fuller .. SO 85 i(> SI. 322 S Ta'vlor . SO 84 78 SO 322 R Holland .. 80 81 75 83 322 *D M Bovd .. 81 SI SO ST 323 H. Marshall, jun. .. 80 75 82 SO 323 W J. Davidge .. 83 80 7._> SO 321 * \ n Sheriff .. SI 70 82 S3 320 H. D. Gyles ... 79 SO SO SO 325 t. A Watson .. ' 7 8-1 83 81 3.-.J E. J. Pumphrey .. SI 82 SI 81 3_-j M. R. Moore .. S3 SO 81 81 32., »R. Jackson .. St SO S3 /8 3-j^ E. J. Moriarty .. 81 84 82 S3 330 E. G. Fletcher . SO So SI SO 33HH. McLean .. 81 81 S3 SO 331

THE COMPLETE GOLFER HORN ABROOK'S ENTERPRISE McINTOSH MAKES RECOVERY [BY TELEGRAPH —PRESS ASSOCIATION] WELLINGTON", Sunday Hornabrook proved himself in the three davs' play to be the complete golfer. Alreadv recognised as New Zealand's leading stylist, he wont round yesterday with characteristic enterprise to do even fours. He had a perfect stance, perfect swing with nice blendino- wrist and arm "movements. He began with a birdie at the first and went on to do the same at the third and seventh, but be struck trouble at the ninth, where ho topped and sliced his drive to land in the right drain. Ho plaved a good iron across, however, to be 34 at the turn. He was short with his second at the eleventh, where he plaved a faulty chip, running the ball into the loft- bunker. This cost him a six. Thereafter Hornabrook never faltered, doing bogey figures. Tliero was a burst of cheering when he sank a six-footer at the eighteenth to make him 38 for tlio inward journey. J. D. Mcintosh had to step into two feet of water to plav a difficult shot. Ho had hit a brassie second at the tenth bole, but, being slightly hooked, it trickled into a drain and came to rest on the grass beside a cut ditch. After surveying the lio Mcintosh took off his shoes and socks, rolled up his slacks, called for a sandblaster, and stepped into the water. A cheer went up from tho gallery when, with a masterly stroke, Mcintosh landed the ball right on the green.

FIEST ROUND DRAW <5 PLAY BEGINNING TO-MORROW AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL [by telegraph—press association] WELLINGTON, Sunday Tho draw for tho first round of the amateur championship, beginning on Tuesday, is as follows: —Horn a brook v. Siine, Henderson v. Jefl'ery, P. G. F. Smith vt Nash, K. Smith v. Ewen, Roberts v. Taylor, R. F. ICitto v. Rcilly, L. Quinn r. Morrison, Cromb V. Gladinc, Wagg v. Glcndinning, Dixon v. Mortland, A. C. Kitto v. Donoghue, Holland v. Duncan, Whyto v. H. A. Black, Tunnell v. J. L. Black, Cameron v. P. Quinn, Shelly v. Silk. Graham qualified but, owing to military duties, could not play. The draw for the first round of the professional championship on Tuesday is as follows: —Murray v. Weir, Butters v. James Galloway, A. Dyke v. Gcorgo Watt, Allbon v. Guy, Shaw v. C. Clements, T. S. Galloway v. Lambie or John Watt, Douglas v. B. Stratmore, J. A. Clements v. Mcintosh.

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GOLF CHAMPION, New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVI, Issue 23502, 13 November 1939

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