Free State charge for promotion at SA Mid-Am IPT

As third round action wrapped up the 2014 SA Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial, Mpumalanga still topped the standings…without hitting a shot at Middelburg Country Club on Wednesday.

Although the B-Section log leaders enjoyed a bye, their eight point lead remained unchallenged.

However, the Free State did make a significant play for promotion by vaulting to second in the standings.

After handing Southern Cape a 7.5 – 4.5 drubbing and whipping Limpopo 8.5 – 3.5, Free State lag just two points behind the host union with two rounds to play.

Marius Nel partnered Theuns Pieters to victory in both Foursomes and Josef Fourie combined with Johan van der Wath for victory against both teams, as well.

In the Singles, Pieters, Van der Wath, Fourie and Lourens Erasmus once again racked up the points with victories against both teams, while Ivan van der Merwe halved with James Faber from Southern Cape and squared his match against Malebana Pataki from Limpopo.

The Garden Route side didn’t waste time licking their wounds and retaliated with a 9.5 – 2.5 win against Limpopo.

Southern Cape and Gauteng North, who also had a bye, are tied with five points each, but Southern Cape has 30.5 games points against Gauteng North’s 23.

In the final game, Boland beat Border 7.5 – 4.5 and moved to fifth in the standings with four points.

Click HERE for B-Section Scores and Log

Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of the South African Golf Association.

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