Manawatu¯-Whanganui advance to semifinals
A thrilling win over Wellington has secured Manawatu¯ -Whanganui the last semifinal spot at the women’s interprovincial championship.
Their No 2 Zhuoyi Hu chipped in to secure the win yesterday at Waitikiri in Christchurch and set up a match with Auckland this morning.
They have not won the interprovincial title since 1960, and also benefited from the experience of New Zealand Golf selector Lisa Herbert, who claimed a vital point on the last hole as they won the effective playoff 3-2.
Canterbury will play North Harbour in the other semifinal.
North Harbour took Auckland to the wire in their final round-robin match, but lost 3-2 to the 24-time champions, though their No 1 Silvia Brunotti was semifinals.
Canterbury remain undefeated as they hunt for an eighth title, beating Bay of Plenty 4-1 yesterday.
Three players maintained a 100 per cent record – Auckland’s Carmen Lim and Miree Jung and Canterbury’s Catherine Bell – while Wellington’s Darae Chung is also undefeated, halving one of her six matches. rested ahead of the