Pa­tien­ce and skill sho­wn at Mos­sel Bay Golf Club

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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.

P­ho­tos: A­dé­le Gey­er

Get­ting re­a­dy in Tu­es­day’s see­ding round.

Play­ers fa­ced tes­ting win­dy con­di­ti­ons in the see­ding round on Tu­es­day.

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