Patience and skill shown at Mossel Bay Golf Club
Participating in the Mossel Bay Sports and Recreation Festival, Gauteng A showed tremendous patience and skill despite extremely windy conditions at Mossel Bay Golf Club to win the A-Division in Tuesday’s seeding round for the 2017 SA Women's Inter-Provincial Championship, while a young Western Province B edged out KwaZuluNatal to clinch the B-Division.
Gauteng A can start to chase down their third successive victory after securing their spot in the top draw, however, the defending champions had work to do after finishing Ekurhuleni and Western Province A tied for the morning foursomes lead.
Caitlyn Macnab and Casandra Hall combined for 77 and Sarah Bouch partnered 12-year-old Kiera Floyd for an 83 to secure a share of the lead with Western Province A on 156. Zayb Fredericks and Vicky Traut produced Province’s first 78 and Ashleigh Mills and Katia Shaff their second.
Gauteng A and Gauteng B finished two strokes back in a tie for third.
The two-time defending champions hit their stride in the afternoon singles, though. South Africa’s top-ranked junior Woo-Ju Son set the pace with a 74, Symone Henriques and Kajal Mistry carded a pair of 75s, Eleonora Galletti signed for 77 and Chiara Contomathios clocked in with 79 for a winning score of 538.
Rounds of 81 from Mills and Schaff ensured Western Province A took second on 547, while Ekurhuleni finished three shots adrift.
Southern Cape secured the final spot in the top draw of the A-Section with a 405, compiled by Desiree Geldenhuys (77), Sandra Winter (80) Azelia Meichtry (82), Sonja Bland (83 and new cap Jodie Duminy (83). In a fantastic show of courage, four members of the Women's Golf Western Province HPC Coaching Programme won the battle for supremacy in the B-Division.
Free State led the foursomes on 173, but Iman Adams and Laylaah Abrahams carded 86, while Aaliyah Abrahams and Odette Booysen returned a 91 to ensure Western Province B finished within four strokes of their target. Aaliyah Abrahams led the way in the singles with a 77, her sister Laylaah returned an 83 and Booysen registered an 88 to seal victory on 425 and the number one spot in the top draw.
KwaZulu-Natal overcame a six-shot foursomes deficit with 249 in the singles to move to second on 428 and Free State finished a further four strokes back in third. Gauteng North B clinched the final spot in the top draw on 443.
Boland, Gauteng B, Gauteng North A and Border will contest the bottom order of the A-Division and the Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape and Limpopo will face off in the bottom order of the B-Division.
Getting ready in Tuesday’s seeding round.
Players faced testing windy conditions in the seeding round on Tuesday.