H. C. Egan '05 defeated H. B. McFarland of Pennsylvania in the final round of thirty-six holes for the intercollegiate individual golf championship at the Morris County Golf Club, Morristown, N. J., on Saturday. The match was well played and its interest was sustained up to the last few holes. Egan's victory gives Harvard the individual championship in addition to the team championship already won.
Egan finished two up in the morning round of eighteen holes. He won the first two holes and halved the third and fourth. McFarland by great steadiness and accuracy on the greens, won the fifth and sixth, making each in four. He lost the seventh and eighth, however, and halved the ninth. This gave Egan a lead of two holes which he kept until the fourteenth, where he increased his lead to 3 up. McFarland won the fifteenth and sixteenth, lost the seventeenth and halved the eighteenth in four, thus ending the morning's play with Egan 2 up.
The morning cards were as follows:
4, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5, 4, 4, 5-39
5, 4, 4, 5, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5-41
5, 4, 4, 5, 4, 7, 5, 4, 4-42-81
4, 5, 4, 5, 6, 5, 4, 5, 4-42-83
In the afternoon round Egan went out in 39 and was five up at the turn. McFarland succeeded in bringing the score down to three up on the fifteenth, but the sixteenth was halved in five, giving Egan the match and the championship.
The afternoon's score by holes was as follows:
5, 2, 6, 4, 5, 4, 4, 4, 5-39