Day 2 dawned and the team was very prepared and confident for the game against our neighbours Gauteng North. The morning session of foursomes ended evenly on a 2 to 2 draw, this set up a great afternoon round for the singles. The two unions have been in many a tussel in recent years and this day proved no different.
The teams fought hard and played well, with no games given up easily. As usual the games all ended within the last few holes only to see that Gauteng North beat us 7 games to 5. All credit to our opposition that played steadily in the very strong winds and making few mistakes.
Our team can be proud of themselves for not giving up without a fight to the bitter end. The Union is very proud of the diversified and mostly young side that are representing us.
We face Southern Cape tomorrow and look forward to a hard fought game.
The result of today’s games is as follows
|Rall/Du Preez||1&2||Van der Knaap/Loubser|
Western Provice 2
|Chris Van Tonder||All Square||Marco Loubser|
|Jayden Schaper||2 Down||Richard Joubert|
|Jaco Rall||1 Up||Estiaan Conradie|
|Rowan Du Preez||1&2||Andrew van der Knaap|
|Dylan Mostert||1&2||Ruan Conradie|
|Paul Boshoff||3&4||Dylan Kok|
|Angus Ellis-Cole||2 Up||Philip Kruse|
|Kyle McClatchie||All Square||Albert Venter|
Western Province 5
Western Province 7
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