Southern Cape makes comeback at SA U-19 IPT

KRUGERSDORP, 18 December 2014 – Southern Cape notched a clean sweep against Limpopo in the fourth round A-Division Foursomes at the 2014 South African U-19 Inter-Provincial, while Central Gauteng and Ekurhuleni drew 2-all and Western Province drummed Gauteng North 3 -1 at Krugersdorp Golf Club on Thursday.

Southern Cape’s Franklin Manchest; credit Rogan Ward.
Southern Cape’s Franklin Manchest; credit Rogan Ward.

Southern Cape vs Limpopo
Southern Cape was four points down after a narrow loss against Central Gauteng in round one and a 7 – 5 defeat to Western Province on day two. However, the Garden Route side rallied to defeat Gauteng North by three points in the third round and was off to a promising start with a whitewash against Limpopo in the Foursomes on day four.

Franklin Manchest and Jovan Rebula drew first blood for Southern Cape, beating Robert Fatana and James Vorster Jnr 6 & 5.
Hans-Jurie Human partnered Aidan Boon to a 4 & 3 victory against Franco Putter and Gerhard Peple, while Caylum Boon and Cameron Moralee combined to take Southern Cape’s tally to three when they downed Franco van Zyl and Jaco Linde 4 & 2.
Alex van Wyk and Jabulane Mabilane claimed the final scalp with a 3 & 2 result against AJ Smit and Cameron Nesmith to give the side a 4 – 0 cushion ahead of the Singles.

Central Gauteng vs Ekurhuleni
After a third round loss to Western Province, Ekurhuleni has to pull off a victory against Central Gauteng to keep their title hopes alive, but the defending champions held the team to a 2-all draw and Ekurhuleni will have to dig deep to turn the tide in the Singles.

Ruhan van Dijk and Sentanio Minnie defeated Dean Martin and Fritz Orren to put Ekurhuleni in charge, but Rupert Kaminski and Dylan Naidoo levelled the match when they knocked out Tristen Strydom and Paul Boshoff at the 18th.

Western Province vs Gauteng North
Neither Limpopo, nor Gauteng North has won a match this week, however, Gauteng North holds a slight advantage in games points with 11.5 – 6.

However, the team desperate wants to win at least once in this year’s championship, but they will have to pull out all the stops to gain the upperhand against Province.

The current log leaders will take a big cushion into the Singles after winning two games and halving the others.
Estiaan Conradie and Stefan Wears-Taylor combined to tie their game against Michael Sherriff and Luca Filippi, while Albert Venter and Rosswell Sinclair also forced their game against opposite numbers, Luke Trocado and Altin van der Merwe, to a stale mate.

Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of the South African Golf Association.

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