The first day of the SA Inter-provincial tournament presented a fine, sunny and calm day. The side took full advantages of the conditions and managed 3 games to 1 victory in the morning foursomes against Western Province.
The wind picked up as did the mood of the Western Province side and a very hard fought battle saw our team losing to Western Province 4 ½ games to 3½. This resulted in an overall victory of 6 ½ to 5 ½. All credit to the Western Province team that proved that they are a force to be reckoned with. A game played in Great Spirit and sportsmanship that could have ended as either side victorious.
Tomorrow we face Gauteng North and old rival that have proved to be a very strong team in the past, we look forward to the match and the challenge.
The result of today’s games is as follows:
Schaper/Van Tonder - 2&3 - James/Colditz
Rall/Du Preez - 4&3 - Trocado/O’Reilly
Boshoff/Mostert - 4&3 - Roux/Van Der Merwe
McClatchie/Ellis-Cole - 2&1 - Filippi/Sherriff
Western Provice 1
|Chris Van Tonder||2&1||Paul Colditz|
|Jayden Schaper||All Square||Elton James|
|Jaco Rall||1&3||Carlo O’Reilly|
|Rowan Du Preez||3&4||Gerlou Roux|
|Dylan Mostert||4&3||Altin Van Der Merwe|
|Paul Boshoff||2&3||Michael Sheriff|
|Angus Ellis-Cole||4&5||Luca Filippi|
|Kyle McClatchie||2&1||Lice Trocado|
Ekurhuleni 3 ½
Western Province 4 ½
Overall Ekurhuleni 6 ½
Western Province 5 ½
The Team arrived at Fish River Sun on Saturday to a rainy windy day. We travelled safely and all are well motivated and looking forward to a good tournament.
The facility at Fish River Sun is awesome and we expect to have a special week with all here.
Today we woke up to some great sunshine for our practice round. The team had a late tee time, so everyone was well rested and enjoyed a hearty breakfast before the round commenced. The practice round went well and the team is relaxed and extremely motivated. After the lunch break the team were at leisure and rested prior to the photographs and flag raising ceremony. We all look forward to our encounter with Western Province tomorrow, we are second off the 1st Tee.
Left to Right: Ridwaan Mohomed (Winner “A” Division – SAPS Training Centre Golf Club); Stephanie Pearce (Representative CANSA)
Lucky Mbele (Winner “B” Division – Daveyton Golf Club); Yolanda Jacobs (Representative CANSA); J. Pillay (Winner “C” Division – Reading Country Club)
Central Gauteng won overall with Ekurhuleni 2nd and Gauteng North 3rd
CGGU beat EGU 9 vs 3
CGGU beat GNGU 9 vs 3
EGU beat GNGU 8½ vs 2½