Gauteng North edges ahead at SA U23 IPT

NELSPRUIT (16 April 2013) – A second successive victory on day two of the South African U23 Inter-Provincial put Gauteng North in pole position and a one point clear over their nearest challengers, Ekurhuleni, at Nelspruit Golf Club.

Gauteng North’s Keegan de Lange – credit Dale Boyce
Gauteng North’s Keegan de Lange – credit Dale Boyce

The Gauteng North side defeated the Western Province 8.5 – 3.5 in round one and followed their success with a 6.5 – 5.5 victory over Southern Cape on Tuesday.

After victories from Werner van Niekerk and Keegan de Lange, and partners Jason Smith and Tristen Strydom in the foursomes, Teaghan Gauche and Matthew Bright halved their match with Matthew Sutherland and Breyten Meyer to give the Gauteng North team a 2.5 – 1.5 lead ahead before the singles.

The side moved three points clear of Southern Cape when Adriel Poonan beat Rian Grootboom 1-up, De Lange defeated Jason Koeries 4/2 and Smith downed Xilian Nel 6/5.

Jack Duthie stopped the bleeding when he knocked out Warrick Moonieyan 4/3 and Cameron Moralee reduced the gap to just 2.5 points after he thumped Bright 5/4.

The Garden Routes’ number two, Jovan Rebula, claimed another crucial point with a 3/2 result against Van Niekerk,  but Strydom spoiled Southern Cape’s come back drive when he trounced Sutherland 2/1 and Gauche ensured the slender one point victory for Gauteng North when he beat Meyer 1.

Gauteng North tops the log on four points, one point clear of Ekurhuleni and hosts Limpopo, who are lying third since the Gauteng East side holds a half point lead in games count.

After a superb start to their A-Section campaign with a 7-5 victory against Central Gauteng on Monday, Ekurhuleni had to hold off a spirited attack from the Western Province and the two teams finished all square on 6-all.

In the meantime, Central Gauteng could fare no better against Limpopo, who claimed a one point victory over the defending champions with a 6.5 – 5.5 result.

In the B-Section, Mpumalanga continued their promotion march by defeating Free State & Northern Cape 9-3. Having beaten  Boland 8-4 on Monday, Mpumalanga top the log with four points and finished one point clear of North West, who draw 6-all with the Eastern Province.

The match between Boland and KwaZulu-Natal also ended in a draw. 

Herewith the second round results from the SA U23 Inter-Provincial, played at Nelspruit Golf Club on 16 April 2013.


Gauteng North 6.5 vs Southern Cape 5.5

(Gauteng North players are listed first in each match)


Moonieyan / Poonan lost to Koeries / Grootboom 5/4;

van Niekerk / de Lange beat Rebula / Moralee 2/1;

Smith / Strydom beat Duthie / Nel 2/1;

Gauche / Bright halved with Sutherland / Meyer;


Adriel Poonan lost to Rian Grootboom 1 down;

K. de Lange beat Jason Koeries 4/2;

Jason Smith beat Xilian Nel 6/5;

Warrick Moonieyan lost to Jack Duthie 4/2;

Matthew Bright lost to Cameron Moralee 5/4;

Tristen Strydom beat Matthew Sutherland 2/1;

Werner van Niekerk lost to Jovan Rebula 3/2;

Teaghan Gauche beat Breyten Meyer 1 up; 

Ekurhuleni 6 vs Western Province 6

(Ekurhuleni players are listed first in each match)


Ellis-cole / Krishna beat Bougas / Swarts 2 up;

Froneman / McClatchie lost to Price / Bradley 1 down;

Cronje / Mafishe lost to Snyman / de Klerk 3/2;

Arnoldi / Bezuidenhout beat Scott / Jordan 7/6;


Aaron Krishna lost to Robert Bougas 4/2;

Angus Ellis-cole beat Marlon Swarts 1 up;

Kyle McClatchie beat Josh de Klerk 5/4;

Mpho Mafishe halved with Ian Snyman;

Stefan Cronje lost to Sean Bradley 2 down;

Jason Froneman lost to Alex Jordan 1 down;

NJ Arnoldi beat AB Price 6/4;

Christiaan Bezuidenhout halved with Nathan Scott; 

Limpopo 6.5 vs Central Gauteng 5.5

(Limpopo players are listed first in each match)


Hawken / van Baalen beat Kiewitz / Armstrong 1 up;

Khosa / Kwetepane lost to Martin / Meyers 7/6;

de Beer / Hughes beat de Smidt / Caldeira 2/1;

Olivier / du Plessis halved with Lane / Dixon;


Anthony Hawken halved with C. Caldeira;

Stephen Kwetepane lost to Rudi Armstrong 3/2;

Llewellyn Olivier beat Matthew Kiewitz 4/3;

Tino Khosa beat David Meyers 1 up;

Conrad van Baalen lost to Dean Martin 1 down;

Hilton Hughes lost to Ryan Lane 2/1;

Paul de Beer beat Darrin de Smidt 1 up;

Hennie du Plessis halved with Jonathan Dixon; 


(Position, Union , Played, Win, Draw, Lose, Points, Games)

1 Gauteng North (2, 2, 0, 0, 4,15.0)

2 Ekurhuleni (2, 1, 1, 0, 3,13.0)

3 Limpopo (2, 1, 1, 0, 3,12.5)

4 Southern Cape (2, 0, 1, 1, 1,11.5)

5 Western Province (2, 0, 1, 1, 1,9.5)

6 Central Gauteng (2, 0, 0, 2, 0,10.5) 


Free State & Northern Cape 3 vs Mpumalanga 9

(Free State / Ncape players are listed first in each match)


van Wyk / de Wet lost to de Vries / Morrison 5/4;

Xaba / Molloyi lost to van Dyk / Das neves 5/4;

Erasmus / Weyers lost to Volschenk / Swart 7/6;

van Zyl / Burmester lost to Mandlazi / Mabilane 1 down;


Attie van Wyk beat Marco Das neves 4/3;

Tumelo Molloyi lost to Donovan de Vries 4/2;

MW de Wet lost to Stephen Morrison 5/4;

Mojalefa Xaba lost to Hannes van Dyk 5/4;

Fanie Weyers lost to Thys Swart 6/5;

Zak van Zyl beat Lourens Volschenk 3/1;

Stephan Erasmus beat Zweli Mandlazi 6/5;

Andrew Burmester lost to Bongani Mabilane 2/1; 

Eastern Province 6 vs North West 6

(Eastern Province players are listed first in each match)


Smith / Griebenow beat Terblanche / Bezuidenhout 1 up;

Tam / Kana beat Jacobs / Mogapi 1 up;

Brophy / Mayberry lost to Kruger / Schoenfeld 6/4;

Rademeyer / Human lost to Potgieter / Beckley 3/1;


Donovan Tam lost to Theunis Bezuidenhout 3/2;

Alwyn Griebenow beat Andre Terblanche 5/4;

Phillip Smith lost to Wade Jacobs 3/1;

Fesekile Kana beat Terence Mogapi 4/3;

Michael Mayberry beat Renaldo Schoenfeld 2 up;

Pieter Rademeyer beat Francois Kruger 2 up;

Hando Brophy lost to Wynand Potgieter 4/3;

Siegmund Human lost to Aubrey Beckley 4/3; 

Boland 6 vs KwaZulu-Natal 6

(Boland players are listed first in each match)


Zaayman / Strydom beat Mwandla / Nelson 2/1;

Croy / Basson lost to Cordier / Royston 3/2;

Africa / Grobbelaar beat Mitchell / Mansfield 4/3;

Ross / Adams lost to Rundle / Bibby 7/5;


Tiaan Strydom halved with Siyanda Mwandla;

Alwyn Zaayman beat Chris Cordier 2/1;

Nesville Croy halved with Nishalin Nelson;

Dwayne Basson beat Clayton Mansfield 2/1;

Keelan Africa lost to Malcolm Mitchell 4/3;

Armand Grobbelaar beat Kevin Rundle 3/2;

Shane Ross lost to Greg Royston 7/6;

Winston Adams lost to Bryce Bibby 1 down; 


(Position, Union , Played, Win, Draw, Lose, Points, Games)

1 Mpumalanga (2, 2, 0, 0, 4,17.0)

2 North West (2, 1, 1, 0, 3,15.0)

3 KwaZulu-Natal (2, 1, 1, 0, 3,12.5)

4 Eastern Province (2, 0, 1, 1, 1,11.5)

5 Boland (2, 0, 1, 1, 1,10.0)

6 Free State & Northern Cape (2, 0, 0, 2, 0,6.0)

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