CAPE TOWN, 22 September 2014 – Boland got off to a promising start in the first round Foursomes at the 54th South African Interprovincial, sponsored by Tempest, while North West and Free State made a strong statement in the B-Division at Westlake Golf Club on Monday.
Ivan Williams and Henk Geldenhuys defeated Philip Spies and Meyer Pauw 5&3 to draw first blood for Southern Cape, but Jaco Spies and Herman Loubser levelled the score when they trounced Staffie Barnard and Jacques Cloete 5&4.
Karl Osche and Pierre de Villiers pounded Breyten Meyer and Jade Buitendag 6&4 to go 1-up and Armandt Scholtz and Trevor Mahoney wrapped up a 3-1 lead with a 2&1 result against Nicholas Mitchell and Jovan Rebula.
Hosts Western Province drew 2-all with Central Gauteng, while the Foursomes between defending champions Gauteng North and Ekurhuleni also ended in stalemate.
A-DIVISION – First Round Foursomes results
Southern Cape 1.0 vs Boland 3.0
Gauteng North 2.0 vs Ekurhuleni 2.0
Western Province 2.0 vs Central Gauteng 2.0
The North West and Free State both made early cases for promotion on opening day.
North West beat Eastern Province 3-1, while Limpopo’s Hennie and Charl du Plessis were the only players to gain half a point when they squared their game against Aubrey Beckley and Danie van Niekerk.
The Eastern Province enjoyed a whitewash against Limpopo, though, and will be looking to wipe out the one point deficit against North West in the Singles.
Free State defeated Mpumalanga 3-1 and walked away with a 2.5 – 1.5 lead over KwaZulu-Natal, who also beat Mpumalanga 3-1.
B-DIVISION – First Round Foursomes results
Kwa-Zulu Natal 3.0 vs Mpumalanga 1.0
Mpumalanga 1.0 vs Free State 3.0
Kwa-Zulu Natal 1.5 vs Free State 2.5
Eastern Province 1.0 vs North West 3.0
North West 3.5 vs Limpopo 0.5
Eastern Province 4.0 vs Limpopo 0.0
Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of the South African Golf Association.