Pure Bliss for Border at SA IPT
Giant-killers Border celebrated a hard-earned promotion when they forced North West Province into a draw in the final round to lift the B-Section title in the 54th Pick n Pay SA Women’s Inter-Provincial at Royal Cape Golf Club on Friday.
Border knocked out local favourites, Western Province B, 5 – 1 and solidified their lead at the top of the standings after sweeping Eastern Province by the same margin.
The match between log leaders and North West was a tightly fought contest, but the Border quartet rallied to halve the match 3-all and secure the coveted A-Section promotion.
The Duma sisters put Border ahead in the Foursomes with a 3&2 win, but North West levelled the score when Frankie Bosman and Michelle Swanepoel defeated Demi Flanagan and Zethu Myeki 2&1.
Flanagan launched a spirited comeback in the Singles, though, and handed Bosman a 6&5 drubbingto give Border the edge, but Jhanelle Strydom levelled the score once again when she defeated Yolanda Duma 2-up.
Swanepoel forced Border on the back foot when she beat Myeki 2&1, but Siviwe Duma saved the day for Border with a 5&4 victory against Lindi Coetzee 5&4 to end the match in a stalemate.
The final day turned into a double celebration for the Eastern Cape after Eastern Province scored a 6 – 0 clean sweep against Western Province B to finish second in the final standings.
In Division 2, Southern Cape triumphed 4.5 – 1.5 against Mpumalanga, while Limpopo and Free State & Northern Cape drew 3-all.
Meanwhile Western Province celebrated their first victory in the prestigious team championship since 1999.
B Section Division 1 – LOG
1 Border (3, 2, 1, 0, 5, 13.5)
2 Eastern Province (3, 2, 0, 1, 4, 10.0)
3 Western Province B (3, 1, 0, 2, 2, 4.5)
4 North West Province (3, 0, 1, 2, 1, 8.0)
B Section Division 2 – LOG
1 Southern Cape (3, 2, 1, 0, 5, 12.5)
2 Free State & Northern Cape (3, 1, 1, 1, 3, 8.0)
3 Limpopo (3, 0, 2, 1, 2, 8.5)
4 Mpumalanga (3, 1, 0, 2, 2, 7.0)
Photo – The Border team celebrates their B-Section promotion with Mark Jennings from Pick n Pay at the 54th Pick n Pay South African Women’s Inter-Provincial title at Royal Cape Golf Club; credit WPWG.
From left to right: Mark Jennings (Pick n Pay), Zethu Myeki, Yolanda Duma, Siviwe Duma, Demi Flanagan
Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of Womens Golf South Africa.