KZN gives chase at Westlake
KwaZulu-Natal took advantage of a third round bye on Wednesday to launch a strong bid to catch the B-Section log leaders, Eastern Province, at the 54th South African Inter-Provincial, sponsored by Tempest, on Wednesday.
KwaZulu-Natal lags two points behind Eastern Province in the standings after losing to the leaders at Westlake Golf Club on Tuesday.
The 2010 champions stepped up their bid in the battle of promotion with a clean sweep against Limpopo in the Foursomes.
Rookies Siyanda Mwandla and Leorin Pillay beat Nico Myburgh and Conrad van Baalen 5&4 and Matt Saulez and Malcolm Mitchell added another point with a 4&3 result against Stefan de Beer and Cameron Nesmith.
Derek Scullard partnered Greg Upneck to a 2&1 win against Hilton Hughes and Morne Myburgh, while Kevin Rundle and captain Gavin Sole sealed the whitewash by whipping brothers Hennie and Charles du Plessis 4&3.
“EP has a bye today, so it’s absolutely crucial for us to get a big win today,” said Sole.
“We need to try and win all out games, in case it comes down to games points between us and Eastern Province. The guys know the odds and everyone on the team is committed to get us the best result possible.”
North West, who trail KwaZulu-Natal by three points, is equally determined to score big in both their matches today and will take a 3-1 lead against both Border and Free State into the singles.
The match between Free State and Border ended in a stalemate with two wins a piece.
B-DIVISION FOURSOMES RESULT – Round 3
Free State 1.0 vs North West 3.0
Ivan van der Merwe / Roedu du Plessis lost to Theunie Bezuidenhout / Riaan Swart 2 & 1;
Heinrich Erasmus / Stefan Erasmus lost to Eduard van den Berg / Wade Jacobs 4 & 3;
Berger Heckroodt / Marius Nel lost to Henk Pretorius / Francois Kruger 2 & 1;
Juran Dreyer / Blaine Dormehl beat Danie van Niekerk / Aubrey Beckley 1Up;
North West 3.0 vs Border 1.0
Bezuidenhout / Swart beat Wynand Scholtz / Warrick Moonieyan 3 & 2;
Van den Berg / Jacobs lost to Justin Meister / Allan Lones 2 & 1;
Pretorius / Kruger beat Fellow Ngantweni / Lwazi Gqira 2 & 1;
Van Niekerk / Beckley beat Matthew Sutherland / Neil du Preez 4 & 3;
Free State 2.0 vs Border 2.0
Ivan van der Merwe / Roedu du Plessis beat Wynand Scholtz / Warrick Moonieyan 1Up;
Heinrich Erasmus / Stefan Erasmus lost to Justin Meister / Allan Lones 2 & 1;
Burger Heckroodt / Marius Nel lost to Fellow Ngantweni / Lwazi Gqira 3 & 2;
Juran Dreyer / Blaine Dormehl beat Matthew Sutherland / Neil du Preez 4 & 3;
KwaZulu-Natal 4.0 vs Limpopo 0.0
Siyanda Mwandla / Leorin Pillay beat Nico Myburgh / Conrad van Baalen 5 & 4;
Matt Saulez / Malcolm Mitchell beat Stefan de Beer / Cameron Nesmith 4 & 3;
Greg Upneck / Derek Scullard beat Hilton Hughes / Morne Myburgh 2 & 1;
Kevin Rundle / Gavin Sole beat Hennie du Plessis / Charles du Plessis 4 & 3;
Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of the South African Golf Association.