Central dominate day 2 of SA Senior A IPT

Rurik Gobel from Randpark helped Central Gauteng keep their title defence on track with two solid singles victories in round two of the SA Senior A Division Inter-Provincial at St Francis Links; credit Ernest Blignault.

24 April 2018 – Central Gauteng kept their title defence on track with two dominant victories in round two, while KwaZulu-Natal scored the first clean sweep in this year’s South African Senior A-Division Inter-Provincial at St Francis Links on Tuesday.

Having beaten KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Province in the opening matches, Central Gauteng strengthened their position at the top of the A-Division Senior Log with a 10 – 2 result against North West and a 9 – 3 win over Southern Cape.

Taking a clean sweep in the Foursomes, Richard Bruyns, Schalk Naude and Rurik Gobel reeled in three points for Central Gauteng in their Singles against Southern Cape.

Evergreen Jock Wellington halved against Anton Nel, rookie Craig Kamps secured half a point against Johan Marais and Steve Williams and Stephen Johnston – respectively playing at one and two – both halved for another point.

Central Gauteng also started their Singles against North West on the front foot.

Bruyns, Wellington Naude, Kamps Gobel and Williams stretched their 4 – 0 lead to 10 points, with Joe Wood and Roy van Blerk drawing blood for North West against Greg Gleeson and Johnston.

Four considerable victories worth eight points and 34.5 games points sees the 2017 champions comfortably in the number one spot in the standings.

Western Province moved to second with five points after beating Gauteng North 7 – 5 and Ekurhuleni 6.5 – 5.5 and

Mzuyanda Zingela scored a vital half point against Conrad Rauch to help Eastern Province beat Gauteng North 6.5 – 5.5 in round two of the SA Senior A Division Inter-Provincial at St Francis Links; credit Roger Sedres / Image SA.

Gauteng North, who also lost 5.5 – 6.5 to Eastern Province, now sits alongside the local favourites in third spot with four points.

Southern Cape, who beat North West, is fifth on three points.

Meanwhile Philip Grant, Kevin Curren, Lynton Beckett, Steven, Graeme Inggs, Basil Naidoo, Murray Gilson and Morgan Phillips from KwaZulu-Natal rebounded after their first round losses to Eastern Province and Central Gauteng to mow down Ekurhuleni 12 – 0.

The coastal side shares sixth with North West on two points, while Ekurhuleni bookends the log in last spot with zero points.

Gauteng North shot to the top of the pile with a 4 – 2 victory over KwaZulu-Natal. The Daisies leapfrogged Central Gauteng for the number one shot on four points, after Central drew 3-all with Southern Cape. Western Province moved up to third in the log after beating Ekurhuleni 4 – 2.

Central Gauteng 9 – Southern Cape 3
Central Gauteng 10 – North West 2
Southern Cape 8.5 – North West 3.5
KwaZulu-Natal 12 – Ekurhuleni 0
Western Province 7 – Gauteng North 5
Western Province 6.5 – Eastern Province 5.5
Eastern Province 6.5 – Gauteng North 5.5

Gauteng North SS 4 – KwaZulu-Natal SS 2
Western Province SS 4 – Ekurhuleni SS 2
Central Gauteng SS 3 vs Southern Cape SS 3

1 Central Gauteng – 8 points (34 games points
2 Western Province – 5 point (19.5 games points)
3 Gauteng North – 4 points (31 games points)
4 Eastern Province – 4 points (25 games points)
5 Southern Cape – 3 point (17.5 games points)
6 KwaZulu-Natal – 2 points (20 games points)
7 North West – 2 points (17.5 games points)
8 Ekurhuleni – 0 points (3.5 games points)

1 Gauteng North – 4 points (9 games points)
2 Central Gauteng – 3 points (8.5 games points)
3 Southern Cape – 3 points (7 games points)
4 Western Province – 3 points (5 games points)
5 KwaZulu-Natal – 0 points (4 games points)
6 Ekurhuleni – 0 points (2.5 games points)

Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of GolfRSA.