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Lions take record 5th SA Mid-Am IPT

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KIMBERLEY, 12 October 2018 – Forget the Gautrain. Defending champions Central Gauteng ripped through Kimberley like a freight train and steamrolled their way to a record fifth South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial title at Kimberley Golf Club.

The Lions hit hard and fast on day one to beat KwaZulu-Natal and Ekurhuleni 7. 5 – 4.5 and continued the punishment when they pummelled Southern Cape 11 – 1 on day two. Gauteng North was next on the Red Brigade’s hit list, going down 1.5 – 10.5 on day 3.

With 8 points and 48.5 games points, Central Gauteng successfully defended their title in just three rounds and after a fourth round bye, the side could play stress-free golf on the last day.

“We’d done the hard graft in the first five matches and we set a pretty steep target that no-one could match, but it still felt a little weird to win on our rest day,” said manager Jaco du Plessis.

“It’s always hard to motivate yourself to play on the final day when you’ve won the title already, but we have a rich rivalry with Western Province. We also became the first team to successfully defend the title since we won the first edition in 2006. That was another motivating factor for us to try to finish the week six-for-six.”

 

A-SECTION – Final Round Results

Central Gauteng 8 vs Western Province 4

KwaZulu-Natal 7.5 vs North West 4.5

Ekurhuleni 5 vs Gauteng North 7

 

A-SECTION FINAL LOG

(Pos-Union-Played-Won-Drawn-Lost-Points-Matches won)

1 Central Gauteng (6, 6, 0, 0, 12, 56.5)

2 Gauteng North (6, 5, 0, 1, 10, 35.5)

3 Ekurhuleni (6, 4, 0, 2, 8, 40)

4 Western Province (6, 3, 0, 3, 6, 35.5)

5 KwaZulu-Natal (6, 2, 0, 4, 4, 34)

6 Southern Cape (6, 1, 0, 5, 2, 30)

7 North West (6, 0, 0, 6, 0, 20.5)

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