DOWERGLEN, 22 September 2015 – Southern Cape has an early edge over Ekurhuleni, Eastern Province held Western Province to a draw, Central Gauteng leads Boland and KwaZulu-Natal scored a clean sweep as the day two Foursomes wrapped up at the 55th South African Inter-Provincial at Glendower Golf Club on Tuesday.
Southern Cape will start the Singles with a one point lead after two wins and a half against Ekurhuleni.
Ivan Williams and Franklin Manchest combined to beat Sentanio Minnie and Dylan Mostert 1-up after Jovan Rebula and Cameron Moralee handed Ekurhuleni skipper Rowan du Preez and Ernest Botha a 6 & 5 drubbing.
Kyle McClatchie and Angus Ellis-Cole retaliated for Ekurhuleni to beat KeNako Academy pair Jade Buitendag and Andre Nel 2 & 1, while Paul Boshoff and Teagan Moore halved with Nicholas Mitchell and Heinrich Frylinck.
Luca Filippi and Sean Bradley handed Pieter Rademeyer and Jacques Smith a 7 & 6, while Drew Denyer partnered Werner Theart to a 5 & 4 victory to put Western Province in the driver’s seat.
However, Naldo Claassen and Sieg Human turned the tide for Eastern Province when they defeated 4 & 3.
Fezekile Kana and Andile Adam powered to a 1-up win over Michael Sherriff and Altin van der Merwe to square the match.
Central Gauteng leads Boland 2.5 – 1.5 after a tight battle to the finish line.
Jason Viljoen and rookie Basil Wright scored first blood for Central Gauteng with a 4 & 3 result against Herman Loubser and Armandt Scholtz, but Daniel Mantel and Johan Germishuys levelled the scores when they defeated Matthew Spacey and David Meyers 2 & 1.
Ryan Dreyer and Darin de Smidt secured Central Gauteng’s second point with a 2 & 1 result, but Philip Spies and Henri van der Waart forced Andi Dill and Marco Steyn to the final hole to secure an important halve for Boland.
The eight-man side from KwaZulu-Natal proved impossible to stop as they marched to a 4 – 0 victory against Limpopo.
Matt Saulez and Luke Mayo claimed the first scalp with a 5 & 4 victory over Peter Masehela and Ricardo Loock.
Clayton Mansfield and Malcolm Mitchell followed suit, beating Cameron Nesmith and Hilton Hughes by the same margin and Gregory McKay and Anuerin Gounden pushed their tally to three points when they downed David Wiggill and Gerhard Pepler 4 & 3.
IPT veteran Gavin Sole and Siyanda Mwandla combined to complete the clean sweep with a 3 & 2 win result against Menno Malherbe and Quintin Crause.
North West won three and halved their fourth game for a three point lead over Free State.
Aubrey Beckley and Theunie Bezuidenhout won 4 & 3, Danie van Niekerk and Francois Kruger won 3 & 2 and SP Campher and Ruan Prigge secured a 2 & 1 result in a tough battle against Roedu du Plessis and Henning de Jager.
Riaan Swart and Eduard van den Berg halved against Limpopo’s Andre van Zyl and Heinrich Erasmus.
Gauteng North rode a wave of confidence after a runaway 11 – 1 victory against Limpopo on Monday, but came up against strong opposition from Mpumalanga in the Foursomes.
Hendrikus Stoop and Keegan de Lange won their game 3 & 2 and Teaghan Gauche and Jason Smith combined to win 4 & 3 to give Gauteng North the early lead.
However, Stephen Morrison and Kevin Smith won the third game for Limpopo 2-up and Devon Strydom and Hannes van Dyk claimed a crucial halve against Andrew van der Knaap and Marco Loubser.
Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of the South African Golf Association.