Manawatu/Wanganui continue to turn heads at the New Zealand Women’s Interprovincials held at Maraenui Golf Club, maintaining their perfect record after round four of the tournament.

Having beaten Wellington and Hawkes Bay Poverty Bay on day one, they continued their winning ways today beating Aorangi 4-1 and Taranaki 5-0.

They now sit on top of Division One on four points and 18 games, ahead of three-time defending champions Auckland who are on three points and 15 games.

Notable performances came from number one Tara Raj who finished another day without a loss. She’s beaten Aorangi’s Ginny Bolderston 5&4 this morning, before squeezing out a win against Tineka Kumeora from Taranaki in a closely fought contest this afternoon.

Manawatu/Wanganui face Otago tomorrow morning, before having their bye in the afternoon.

Looming closely behind in Division One is Auckland. They’re also yet to drop a game in the tournament and will look to put pressure on the current leaders tomorrow as they’ve already had their bye.

They were hot out of the blocks this morning against Hawkes Bay Poverty Bay winning their first three matches out on the course by 6&5, 6&5, and 6&4.

However, the number one and two matches weren’t so clear cut and came right down to the wire. Fiona Xu and Vivian Lu showed their golfing pedigree and managed to scrape through with 1up wins respectively and kept their perfect record intact.

In Division Two, North Harbour are on top of proceedings also being undefeated after day two of the tournament.

After beating Northland and Waikato yesterday, the North Harbour ladies also continued their forward momentum defeating Tasman 4.5-0.5 after having their bye this morning. They’re on three points and 13 games.

They sit one point ahead of Canterbury who are on two points and 10 games, and Bay of Plenty who are on two points with six and a half games. The Bay have also had both of their byes.

North Harbour have a blockbuster match tomorrow morning which could determine who finishes on top of their division come Friday. They face Bay of Plenty at 8.05am and have a bye in the afternoon.

2019 New Zealand Women’s Interprovincial
Maraenui Golf Club, 3-7 December

Round Three Results – Wednesday 4 December

Man / Wang 4 v Aorangi 1 Tara Raj def Ginny Bolderston 5/4, Zhuo Yi Hu def Angela Gerken 4/2, Brydie Hodge lost to Catherine Knight 2/1, Lisa Herbert def Lynda Brown 4/2, Lily Griffin def Kathryn Baker 3/2

Auckland 5 v Hawkes Bay PB 0 Vivan Lu def Tessa McDonald 1up, Fiona Xu def Janie Field 1up, Carmen Lim def Clare Choi 6/4, Angela Ju def Marth Manaena 6/5, Grace Jung def Fiona Ellis 6/5

Otago 4 v Taranaki 1 Sumin Kang def Tineka Kumeroa 1up, Danielle Bailey def Joanne McDonald 4/3, Tracey Storer lost to Debbie McCallum 2up, Susan Greig def Kim Lucas 7/5, Amy Johns def Kaye-Maree Mihaljevich 2/1

Canterbury 4 Waikato 1 Maddie May def Zahraa Bester 5/4, Amy Weng def Jill Morgan 5/3, Hillary O’Conner def Sarah Hancock 3/2, Olive Tapu lost to Robyn Pellow 2/1, Melissa Newburn def Sian Stevenson 1up

Bay of Plenty 3 Tasman 2 Caitlin Maurice lost to Lizzie Neale 2/1, Aroha Tito lost to Eve Clarke 6/5, Taylor-Rose Perrett def Emily Stenhouse 6/4, Susan Short def Amber Boyce 3/2, Diane Syer def Tracey Bary 4/3

Round Four Results – Wednesday 4 December

Aorangi 3 Otago 2 Ginny Bolderston lost to Sumin Kang 3/2m Angela Gerken lost to Danielle Bailey 1up, Catherine Knight def Tracey Storer 7/6, Lynda Brown def Susan Greig 1up, Kathryn Baker def Amy Johns 3/2

Wellington 3.5 Hawkes Bay PB 1.5 Darae Chung def Tessa McDonald 3/1, Erika Cui halved with Janie Field, Alanah Gullery def Clare Choi 3/1, Shontalia William lost lost to Martha Manaena 1up, Yewoo Hyun def Fiona Ellis 4/3

Man/Wang 5 v Taranaki 0 Tara Raj def Tineka Kumeroa 1up, Zhuo Yi Hu def Joanne McDonald 5/4, Brydie Hodge def Debbie McCallum 5/4, Lisa Herbert def Kim Lucas 8/7, Lily Griffin def Hollie Wham 3/2

Waikato 4 Northland 1 Zahraa Bester lost to Shardae Bulkeley 1up, Jill Morgan def Kylie Jacoby 5/4, Sarah Hancock def Sjanna Bishop 2/1, Robyn Pellow def Jenny Peters 4/2, Sian Stevenson def Alayna Cox 1up

Northland 4.5 Tasman 0.5 Anna An halved with Lizzie Neale, Eunseo Choi def Eve Clarke 4/2, Yeonsoo Son def Emily Stenhouse 5/4, Danika Lee def Amber Boyce 5/4, Amy Im def Tracy Bary 3/2



    1 Jones, Samuel 115.78
    2 Lee, Jang Hyun 83.56
    3 Zheng, Jimmy 73.73
    4 Ford, Jayden 66.16
    5 Bai, Joshua 66.10
    1 Chung, Darae 260.13
    2 Son, Yeonsoo 110.19
    3 Xu, Fiona 93.60
    4 Im, Amy 69.80
    5 Kang, Sumin 69.60