Nicole needs inspiration!

Gauteng’s Nicole Garcia looks to heavens for inspiration at the Pick n Pay SA Women’s Inter-Provincial being played at ‘The Best Members Club’ in the Southern Cape, George Golf Club. Today was the first day of the match play.

Favourites Gauteng North A and Gauteng A are tied on two points each at the top of the leader board after the first day’s match play at the Pick n Pay SA Women’s Inter-Provincial at George Golf Club. However Gauteng North won seven and a half matches to Gauteng’s six and a half.

North West and KwaZulu Natal, with seven matches each lead section two of the A Division.

In the B Inter-Provincial, Southern Cape and Western Province B have two points each, the home side having won one more match that their Southern neighbours.

The junior golfers provided the upsets today. Eastern Cape’s Kim Daniels finished 1 up on Nicole Loesch (S Cape), Gauteng’s Lora Assad halved with Tiffany Avern- Taplin (KZN) and Boland’s Olivia le Roux halved with Emma du Bruyn (Gau North). Two of the Korean juniors recorded great wins – Gauteng North’s Carrie Park won her match 8/7 while Seyoung Chun 6/5.

This morning in the foursomes, from their high the in stroke play, Gauteng A’s top combination of Henriette Frylinck and Kim Williams came down to earth when they suffered a 5/4 defeat by Boland’s Leanke Vlok and Lyn Behagg. Their team however picked up two points with a victory by Carrie Park and Nobuhle Dlamini over Olivia le Roux and Annabel Heward and Emma du Bruyn and Biance Barnard defeated the stroke play winner Maggie Minnie and Linda Smit.

Gauteng A lost only half a point in the foursomes when WP juniors Sammy Barber and Cara Gorlei halved with Simoné Burger and Chevonne Botha.

North West too only lost half a point against Free State while KwaZulu Natal finished the foursomes all square against Gauteng B.

And in the B Inter-Provincial, the young Eastern Cape pair of Tara Griebenow and Nicole Fourie drew with the experienced Southern Cape’s Sandra Winter and Nicole Loesch but Kim Daniels and Imkeleen Meyer were unable to hold off Monique Smit and Iliska Verwey.

The final round of the tournament will be played on Friday when first and second seeds in each division.

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