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Bombshells drop in A-Section at SA Mid-Am IPT

15 Oct 2014

Cameron Johnston’s halve against North West helped defending champions Western Province to the top of the A-Section log at South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial at Middelburg Country Club; credit Action Pix Event Photography

The teams hugging the bottom of the A-Section log after two days at the South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial rallied to shake things up at Middelburg Golf Club on Wednesday.

After a 2-all draw in the Foursomes, Ekurhuleni delivered a spirited charge to storm to a 7.5 – 4.5 victory against KwaZulu-Natal.

Evan Mackenzie (2&1), Adolf van der Merwe (5&4) and Jaco Rall (2&1) put Ekurhuleni ahead, while Hugo Delport, Rowan du Preez and Jan Delport kept up the pressure to all take 1-up victories and Brian Peterson halved with Brendan Adlam.

Meanwhile Central Gauteng held Eastern Province to a 6.5 – 5.5 victory and Western Province beat North West by the same narrow margin.

Eastern Province took a 3-1 lead in the Foursomes, but failed to answer a solid attack from Central Gauteng in the Singles.

Leon de Lange (2&1), Grant Wood (1-up), Kevin Sharp (4&3), Sean Quigley (5&4) and Steve Williams (2&1) rallied for victories, while Neil Fusedale halved against David Konzani to tip the match in Central’s favour.

Western Province was two for two in the Foursomes against North West, but Ludwig Schreuder, Elvin Nel and Gerlou Roux took the defending champions’ tally to five points.

Riaan Lewis and Daniel Jansen van Vuuren close the gap for North West, but Steven Rosenburg, Dirk van der Merwe and Cameron Johnston claimed the crucial halves to secure the win for Province.

Province tops the log on four points and 18.5 games points, but the side will have to come out guns blazing to keep the edge.

Ekurhuleni vaulted from last in the standings to a tie for second with Central Gauteng. The teams have four points each, and lag just half a games point behind the log leaders.

Click HERE for the A-Section Scores and Log 

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

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