Gauteng A showed tremendous patience and skill in extremely windy conditions at Mossel Bay Golf Club to win the A-Division in Tuesday's seeding round for the 2017 SA Women's Inter-Provincial Championship.
And a young Western Province B outfit edged out KwaZulu-Natal to clinch the B-Division.
Gauteng A can start to chase down their third successive victory after securing their spot in the top draw. However, the defending champions had work to do after finishing behind Ekurhuleni and Western Province A who tied for the morning foursomes lead.
Caitlyn Macnab and Casandra Hall combined for 77 and Sarah Bouch partnered 12-year-old Kiera Floyd for an 83 to secure a share of the lead with Western Province A on 156.
Zayb Fredericks and Vicky Traut produced Province's first 78 and Ashleigh Mills and Katia Shaff their second.
Gauteng A and Gauteng B finished two strokes back in a tie for third.
The two-time defending champions hit their stride in the afternoon singles, though. South Africa's top ranked junior Woo-Ju Son set the pace with a 74, Symone Henriques and Kajal Mistry carded a pair of 75s, Eleonora Galletti signed for 77 and Chiara Contomathios clocked in with 79 for a winning score of 538.
Rounds of 81 from Mills and Schaff ensured Western Province A took second on 547, while Ekurhuleni finished three shots adrift.
Southern Cape secured the final spot in the top draw of the A-Section with a 405, compiled by Desiree Geldenhuys (77), Sandra Winter (80) Azelia Meichtry (82), Sonja Bland (83 and new cap Jodie Duminy (83).
In a fantastic show of courage, four members of the Womens Golf Western Province HPC Coaching Programme won the battle for supremacy in the B-Division.
Free State led the foursomes on 173, but Iman Adams and Laylaah Abrahams carded 86, while Aaliyah Abrahams and Odette Booysen returned a 91 to ensure Western Province B finished within four strokes of their target.
Aaliyah Abrahams led the way in the singles with a 77, her sister Laylaah returned an 83 and Booysen registered an 88 to seal victory on 425 and the number one spot in the top draw.
KwaZulu-Natal overcame a six shot foursomes deficit with 249 in the singles to move to second on 428 and Free State finished a further four strokes back in third. Gauteng North B clinched the final spot in the top draw on 443.
Boland, Gauteng B, Gauteng North A and Border will contest the bottom order of the A-Division and the Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape and Limpopo will face off in the bottom order of the B-Division.
Picture of the Western Province B team (left to right: Aaliyah Abrahams, Odette Booysen, Iman Adams and Laylaah Abrahams) courtesy of WPWG
SEEDING QUALIFICATION RESULTS
A-DIVISION (Foursomes: Best two scores count; Singles: Best five scores count)
538 - Gauteng A Foursomes: 158 78 Kajal Mistry, Woo-Ju Son, 80 Kaiyuree Moodley, Eleonora Galletti; Singles: 380 74 Woo-Ju Son, 75 Symone Henriques, 75 Kajal Mistry, 77 Eleonora Galletti, 79 Chiara Contomathios
547 - Western Province A Foursomes: 156 78 Vicki Traut, Zayb Fredericks, 78 Ashleigh Mills, Katia Shaff; Singles: 391 71 Jordan Rothman, 79 Zayb Fredericks, 79 Kaylah Williams, 81 Ashleigh Mills, 81 Katia Shaff
550 - Ekurhuleni Foursomes: 156 73 Caitlyn Macnab, Casandra Hall, 83 Sarah Bouch, Kiera Floyd; Singles: 394 76 Casandra Hall, 79 Caitlyn Macnab, 79 Sarah Bouch, 79 Carmen Taljaard, 81 Kiera Floyd
565 - Southern Cape Foursomes: 160 77 Azelia Meichtry, Sandra Winter, 83 Ethel Ruthenberg, Sonja Bland; Singles: 405 77 Desiree Geldenhuys, 80 Sandra Winter, 82 Azelia Meichtry, 83 Sonja Bland, 83 Jodie Duminy
570 - Boland Foursomes: 168 81 Bianca Wernich, Cassidy Williams, 87 Annalie Swanepoel, Megan O'Grady; Singles: 402 76 Cassidy Williams, 76 Bianca Wernich, 82 Lynne Behagg, 82 Annalie Swanepoel, 86 Megan O'Grady
574 - Gauteng B Foursomes: 158 76 Kelsey Nicholas, Lynette Fourie, 82 Marine Legentil, Kera Healey; Singles: 416 80 Lynette Fourie, 83 Samantha Whateley, 84 Cara Ford, 84 Kelsey Nicholas, 85 Marine Legentil
584 - Gauteng North A Foursomes: 171 83 Larissa du Preez, Lenanda van der Watt, 88 Adele Beytell, Cleo Jordaan; Singles: 413 76 Lenanda van der Watt, 80 Frankie Bosman, 83 Larissa du Preez, 86 Lindi Coetzee, 88 Cleo Jordaan
603 - Border Foursomes: 176 82 Zethu Myeki, Demi Flanagan, 94 Luzan Esterhuizen, Elaine Walker; Singles: 427 73 Zethu Myeki, 86 Demi Flanagan, 86 Luzan Esterhuizen, 91 Millie Zim-Dondashe, 91 Ciara Koekemoer
(Foursomes: Best two scores count; Singles: Best five scores count)
425 - Western Province B Foursomes: 177 86 Iman Adams, Laylaah Abrahams, 91 Aaliyah Abrahams, Odette Booysen; Singles: 248 77 Aaliyah Abrahams, 83 Laylaah Abrahams, 88 Odette Booysen
428 - KwaZulu Natal Foursomes: 179 86 Elsune Roode, Bronwyn Rae, 93 Lizzie Currie, Jessica Shurety; Singles: 249 79 Elsune Roode, 85 Bronwyn Rae, 85 Lizzie Currie
432 - Free State Foursomes: 173 82 Gabrielle Venter, Carina Theron, 91 Zanele Mazibuko, Bianca Sun; Singles: 259 82 Gabrielle Venter, 85 Zanele Mazibuko, 92 Carina Theron
443 - Gauteng North B Foursomes: 178 87 Kaylin van der Merwe, Marinda Pretorius, 91 Karin Watts, Holly Lau; Singles: 265 83 Karin Watts, 91 Kaylin van der Merwe, 91 Holly Lau
444 - Mpumalanga Foursomes: 183 91 Chante Boonstra, Zane Naude, 92 Thandeka Hlatshwayo, Patrizia Lombard; Singles: 261 84 Zane Naude, 88 Thandeka Hlatshwayo, 89 Chante Boonstra
465 - North West Foursomes: 193 93 Crystal Cooper, Mandie Badenhorst, 100 Desire Green, Surika van der Westhuizen; Singles: 272 83 Crystal Cooper, 91 Desire Green, 98 Mandie Badenhorst
466 - Northern Cape Foursomes: 194 93 Lindy-Lee Kotze, Elmien van Niekerk, 101 Magdel Du Toit, Magri Beukes; Singles: 272 87 Elmien van Niekerk, 89 Magri Beukes, 96 Lindy-Lee Kotze
471 - Limpopo Foursomes: 193 94 Anzel van der Schyff, Cherie Siebert, 99 Desiree Earle, Luanie Van Rooyen; Singles: 278 87 Desiree Earle, 93 Cherie Siebert, 98 Anzel van der Schyff