Boland and EP at loggerheads in Knysna
Boland and Eastern Province will start the third round in the battle for promotion at the 29th SA Senior Amateur Inter-Provincial Championship in Knysna locked at the top of the standings on Thursday.
Boland thumped Free State 10-2 and Eastern Province hammered Limpopo 12-0 at the Pezula Golf Club and Championship Course to finish the second round locked in the lead at four points each.
However, Boland inched into first spot on the B-Division log with 21.5 games points and the Cape side has a narrow 1.5 games points advantage over second-placed Eastern Province.
Boland took four points off Free State in the foursomes to start the singles on the front foot.
Jaco Visagie, Franz Lohbauer, Archie Steyn, Ferdi van der Merwe and Andre van Dyk carried on the punishment, while Jorrie Jordaan halved with Johan Groenewald and Francois le Roux halved with Tienie de Wet to bag another valuable point for Boland.
Boland will be chasing another big result, but Border might prove tough to beat, especially after the team received a healthy dose of confidence from bagging their first points in this year’s championship with a 9-3 victory over Northern Cape on Wednesday.
Eastern Province steamrolled Limpopo 4-0 in the foursomes and Mkhuseli Mavuso beat Johan Nel 7 & 6 in the first match out in the singles to set the tone of the afternoon session.
Mziyanda Zingela and Attie Burger both won their games 6 & 5 and Ian Pienaar triumphed 6 & 4 to take Eastern Province’s tally to seven points.
Despite valiant efforts from Hannes van Dyk, Harry Oberholzer, Piet Potgieter and Fanus van Niekerk, the Free State quartet was not up to the challenge and Manie Daniels, Karl du Preez, Greg de Doncker and Ryno Ferreira racked up the remaining four points for Eastern Province.
Eastern Province will also be chasing a third successive victory in their match against Free State, who will be out for revenge after going down to Eastern Province on Wednesday.
Senior B-Division Results – Round 2
Boland 10 vs Free State 2
Limpopo 0 vs Eastern Province 12
Border 9 vs Northern Cape 3
Seniors B-Division LOG
(Position, Union, Played, Win, Draw, Loss, Points, Games)
1 Boland (2, 2, 0, 0, 4, 21.5)
2 Eastern Province (2, 2, 0, 0, 4, 20.0)
3 Border (2, 1, 0, 1, 2, 13.0)
4 Free State (2, 1, 0, 1, 2, 9.5)
5 Northern Cape (2, 0, 0, 2, 0, 7.5)
6 Limpopo (2, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0.5)
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