Gauteng North A lift the IPT Trophy for fifth year
Defending champions Gauteng North A retained their title by the narrowest of margins when they won the Pick n Pay SA Women’s Inter-Provincial at the picturesque George Golf Club today.
The Gauteng North Daisies started the final day with a clean sweep in the three foursomes games but lost four singles when Gauteng’s Lauren Bekker, Nicole Garcia, Michelle Leigh and Lara Weinstein picked up wins against Emma du Bruyn, Nobuhle Dlamini, Henriëtte Frylinck and Kim Williams. It was left to 14-year old Carrie Park and Biance Barnard to turn the tables – and they did just that – winning their final two games over Simoné Burger and Chevonne Botha to claim the match 5-4 and successfully defend their title for the fifth successive year.
Section Two in the A Division was won by KwaZulu Natal on a count-out from North West, despite losing 4 -5 to the North Westers today.
And in the B Inter-provincial, Western Province B only managed one drawn game to lose the tie and the C Division championship to the powerful Southern Cape team of Nicole Loesch, Monique Smit, Iliska Verwey and Sandra Winter. The host team now has the option of promotion to the A Inter-Provincial when the event is played at Johannesburg Country Club in August 2012.
The D Division was won by Gauteng North B.