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A purse of $50 was offered for the winner and $30 for the runner-up.

I won one once—runner-up in the fifth flight over at San Gabriel.

You see they do say I'm runner-up among the amateurs on the green links.

However, as a traitor, I'm not even a runner-up with your father.

Last week Mrs. Clement Barstow was runner-up in the women's amateur golf tournament played on the Okoochee eighteen-hole course.

To be runner-up two years in succession stimulates the desire for the first place.

But in the final, Herd defeated me on the last green, and so I had to be content with the prize given for runner-up.

Drummond would have been almost a certainty for a silver medal, and Stanning would probably have been a runner-up.

Then these winners are tried together until the best and the second best, called the runner-up, are chosen in each of the stakes.

You remember young Winters who was runner-up in the tennis tournament last season?

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