The Crimson linksmen fought off a dangerous Brown threat at Belmont yesterday in their first league match and sneaked off with a 5 to 4 win. The six individual matches were split, but Harvard copped two out of the three best balls for the decision on the cold, rain-drenched course.
Don Elbel and Bill Allis at five and six came home with the three points which spelled victory for the hard-pressed Hoddermen. Allis turned on the heat against Price in the last five holes, converting a two hole deficit into a 2 to 1 victory. Elbel also won over Miller by that margin, and the best ball went to Harvard, 4-2.
Don Peddie and Gerry Davis at one and two accounted for the other two Crimson tallies. Peddie saw his one up lead disappear when he three putted the eighteenth green but came back to nip Bill Paine of Brown on the first extra hole. Harvard took the best ball in the first foursome by a 2-1 count, but Davis lost 3-2.
The Bruins came up with a powerful due at the number three and four positions and took all three points. Bud Patterson beat Pete Macgowan 3-2 and Ray Blomstedt, playing the best golf of the day, took Captain Watty Dickerman into camp 8-6. Brown won the best ball by a 7-6 score.
Today the Crimson golfers face a strong Dartmouth squad. Harvard defeated the Indians 6 to 3 last spring but is a definite underdog this afternoon. Brown meets Dartmouth this morning.