Free State soar at SA U-19 IPT

Free State dominated in the Foursomes against Mpumalanga and Eastern Province, while KwaZulu-Natal continued their winning march in this year’s B-Section promotion battle at the 2014 South African U-19 Inter-Provincial at Krugersdorp Golf Club on Tuesday.

Free State vs Eastern Province vs Mpumalanga
Free State found their rhythm in the rain that beat down in Krugersdorp to lead both Eastern Province and Mpumalanga 3 – 1 in the Foursomes.

Steven le Roux and Louis Fourie defeated Nyameko Heshu and Lukas Pretorius 2 & 1 and beat Jan-Hendrik Jacobs Jnr / Nicklas van Wyk 5 & 4.

Therion Nel and Retief Tolken lost 1-down to Eastern Province’s Tor-Bjorn Grundtvig and Kyle de Beer in the first game out, but defeated Mpumalanga’s Ryan Stenzel / Lee Morrison 4 & 3.

Wilco Nienaber and Franco Froneman combined to win 2-up against Donovan Tam and Rehan Joubert from Eastern Province, but lost to Andre van Heerden and Ivan Mare 2 & 1.

Ruan Pretorius and Attie van Wyk, playing in the final game, took a 3 & 2 victory against JG Smith and Wian van Aswegen from the Bay and defeated 3 & 2.

Eastern Province and Mpumalanga’s battle ended in a 2-all draw.

Heshu and Pretorius, and De Beer and Grundtvig served up the points for Eastern Province, while Van Heerden and Mare claimed the first point for Mpumalanga and Van Staden and Mavuso clinched the other.

KwaZulu-Natal vs Border
Following two comprehensive victories in the first round, the coastal side continued their march with another convincing performance in the Foursomes to lead Border 3.5 – 0.5.

Ben Botha and Jason Broomhead set the tone with a 5 & 4 victory against Riley Naude and Tristan Naude and Ruben Coetzer and Anuerin Gounden combined beautifully to defeat Courtney Wicks and Jarred Scharneck 7 & 6.

Joburg Junior Open champion Keagan Thomas and Gregory Mckay combined for a 3 & 1 win against Willem Boshoff and Michael Owen, while Luke Mayo and Matt Saulez forced their match against Byron Toogood and Chuma Adonis to a tie at the 18th for a half point.

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

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