Gauteng A in command at SA Women’s IPT
Gauteng A dominated the Foursomes against Gauteng North B, winning two games and halving another to carry a 2.5 – 0.5 lead into the Singles on day two of the 55th South African Women’s Inter-Provincial at Centurion Country Club.
Woo-Ju Son and Tash Carlsson downed Marinda Pretorius and Larissa du Preez 6 & 4 to claim first blood for Gauteng A.
Ivanna Samu teamed up with Kaleigh Telfer to defeat Lee van den Berg and Karin Watts 1-up
Kajal Mistry and Eleonora Galletti won the 18th hole to halve against Mercedes Kreissel and Janelize Bessenger in the final game.
Gauteng North A levelled the playing field, though, when they won two games to lead Gauteng B in the Foursomes 2 – 1.
Danielle du Toit and Carrie Park downed Lauren Bekker and Jacqui Ackers 5 & 3, while Chantelle Hefer and Adele Beytell defeated Shawnelle de Lange and Kaiyuree Moodley 2 & 1.
Chiara Contomathios and Symone Henriques denied Gauteng North A a clean sweep by trumping Marike Reyneke and Ruzanne van der Walt 4 & 3.
In Division 2, defending champions Western Province A led Ekurhuleni 2 – 1 and Boland led KwaZulu-Natal 2 – 1.
In the B-Section, Free State got on the early edge on defending champions Border to lead 1.5 – 0.5.
Sisters Siviwe and Yolanda Duma won the 16th and 17th holes to trail 1-down going the 18th, but Free State’s Matsleleng Mokoena and Bianca Wernich halved final hole to win 1-up.
The match between Zanele Mazibuko and Chante van Zyl against Demi Flanagan and Zethu Myeki from Border ended in a draw.
In the other Division 1 match, Eastern Province pulled ahead of North West.
Jamie-Lee Daniels and Shene du Toit combined to beat Jhanelle Strydom and Lindi Coetzee 4 & 3, while Justin Botten and Minette Oliver halved against North West’s Frankie Bosman and Michelle Swanepoel.
Southern Cape leads 1.5 – 0.5 from Limpopo in Division 2, while Western Province B and Mpumalanga will start their singles at 1-all.