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Epic showdown looms in Polokwane

23 May 2017

Michaela Fletcher from KwaZulu-Natal (credit WGSA) and Caitlyn Macnab from Ekurhuleni (credit Sunshine Ladies Tour).

Gauteng’s bid to win the Swiss Team Trophy for a third successive year was dealt a heavy blow on Tuesday as Ekurhuleni and KwaZulu-Natal overhauled the defending champions in the 72 Hole Teams Championship in Polokwane.

Gauteng A began the second round with a two shot lead over KwaZulu-Natal and a three stroke advantage over Ekurhuleni, but the two-time champions are on the back foot heading into the final round at Polokwane Golf Club on Wednesday.

Gauteng A protected their overnight advantage with a second round 142 after Woo-Ju Son and Kaleigh Telfer both returned 71s, however, a hefty 151 in the third round from a 74 from Telfer and 77 from Son saw the team slip to third on 437.

Meanwhile Casandra Hall and Caitlyn Macnab pushed Ekurhuleni to the front of the pack alongside KwaZulu-Natal on 434.

The Ekurhuleni pair combined for a second round 143 and third round 144, while the KwaZulu-Natal duo posted successive rounds of 144.

Hall aced the par three eighth on her way to a second round 73 and she carded 74 in round three and 15-year-old Macnab boosted the side with successive rounds of 70.

KwaZulu-Natal’s Michaela Fletcher is making the most of her break from the University of Memphis.

The Maritzburg golfer anchored the team with a second round 72 and third round 68, while Berger from Kloof returned rounds of 72 and 75 to take the side to joint first.

Fletcher also overtook Son for the top spot in the Individual Competition.

The KwaZulu-Natal golfer moved to three under 213 and has a two shot lead over Macnab. Telfer sits in third on two over, while Hall shares fourth at three over with Son and Symone Henriques from Gauteng B. Zethu Myeki from Border and Berger are tied for seventh at five over.

Ekurhuleni 12-year-old Kiera Floyd fired rounds of 76, 72 and 75 to break into the top 10 and shares ninth spot at seven over with Gauteng B’s Chiara Contomathios.

Swiss Team Trophy – Round 1 Result (format best 2 scores of 3 to count)
434 Ekurhuleni A; Kwazulu Natal A
437 Gauteng A
441 Gauteng B
445 Gauteng North A
450 Southern Cape
455 Western Province A
458 Border 153
459 Boland A
477 Western Province B
492 Gauteng North B
503 Gauteng North C

INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION Round 3
213 Michaela Fletcher 72 72 69
215 Caitlyn Macnab 75 70 70
218 Kaleigh Telfer 73 71 74
219 Symone Henriques 74 72 73; Casandra Hall 72 73 74; Woo-Ju Son 71 71 77
221 Zethu Myeki 74 73 74; Brittney-Fay Berger 74 72 75
223 Kiera Floyd 76 72 75; Chiara Contomathios 75 74 74
224 Larissa du Preez 79 75 70
225 Crystal Beukes 74 72 79
226 Kelsey Nicholas 75 73 78; Lenanda van der Watt 73 78 75; Ethel Ruthenberg 72 79 75
227 Catherine Lau 78 76 73; Laila Hrindova 77 75 75; Eleonora Galletti 77 73 77
229 Kajal Mistry 78 74 77; Katia Shaff 77 71 81; Kelly Erasmus 76 74 79

Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of GolfRSA, a SAGA and WGSA Not-For-Profit company.

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