Rigardt Albertse beat Niko Koster 6 & 4 to help North West to a 10 – 2 victory against Limpopo in the third round of the SA Country Districts at Potchefstroom Country Club; credit Ernest Blignault.

17 May 2018 – North West continued an unbeaten run in the third round to cement their number one position in the A-Section at in this year’s SA Country Districts Inter-Provincial, while Northern Cape held on to the top spot in the battle for promotion at Potchefstroom Country Club on Wednesday.

North West mowed down Limpopo 10 – 2 in a pretty one-sided match.

After taking a clean sweep in the Foursomes, Johan Krugel carried the momentum of the clean sweep in the Foursomes into the afternoon with a 6 & 5 win and Rigardt Albertse quickly made it 6 points when he won 6 & 4.

Christo Harms, Oliver Goldhill, Herman Anderson and Albert Britz did the rest, while Vincent Olley and

Johan Geldenhuys secured two points for Limpopo.

North West, with 6 points, has a fourth round bye and a handy 3 point lead over KwaZulu-Natal.

After enjoying a rest day in round three, the coastal side will have to step it up against Free State, who showed great courage to beat Mpumalanga 7.5 – 4.5.

After losing the Foursomes 1.5 – 2.5, Franco Froneman beat Ryk Lacock 5 & 3 to get Free State back in the match and Lourens Erasmus defeated Rikus Nel 4 & 3 to keep the momentum going. Bernard Hattingh, Ge-Rico Muller, Josef Fourie and Pieter Cronje claimed 4 more points that guaranteed the win and handed Free State third spot in the standings on 2 points.

B-SECTION
Northern Cape took advantage of Boland’s third round bye to strengthen their bid for promotion.

The log leaders defeated Southern Cape 7 – 5 to top the log with 6 points, 2 points clear of Boland, who face Eastern Province in today’s fourth round.

Northern Cape led the Foursomes 2.5 – 1.5.

Andries Kori took out Marlo Pienaar 6 & 5, Allan Toy closed out a 5 & 3 win and Geoffrey van der Merwe won 2 & 1 to boost the team’s tally to 5.5 points. Southern Cape’s Marius de Lange, Aiden Boon and Alex van Wyk hit back with three victories, but it was too little, too late.

NJ van der Walt made it 6.5 when he beat Meyer Potgieter 1-up and and Drikus Gous squared against Lukas Steyn to ensure the win.

Eastern Cape stretched a 2.5 – 1.5 lead in the Foursomes to victory over Border that moved the team into  third spot in the standings with 2 points.

Colin Mavuso, Manie Daniels and Ivan Daniels – playing at eight, seven and six – had three quick victories to keep Eastern Province in the driver’s seat Johnny Ludick and Rhalf Manuel added 2 more points and Patrick Ludick halved with Jaun-Pierre Bingle for an 8 – 4 win.

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Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of GolfRSA.