Auckland Set To Dominate New Zealand Women’s Interprovincials After Day One

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Following on from Auckland’s stunning victory in last week’s Men’s Interprovincial Championships, the women’s team are already living up to their pre-tournament expectations by leading the New Zealand Women’s Interprovincials after the first day.

The ladies from the city of sails didn’t drop a single game against Otago and Taranaki, beating them both 5-0 on day one of the tournament.

Stand out performances came from number five Grace Jung who managed two 8&7 victories, and number four Angela Ju who opened with a 7&6 victory followed by another 9&8.

The three-time defending champions who are searching for their 26th win in the tournament’s history are set to play Hawkes Bay Poverty Bay on Wednesday morning before having a bye in the afternoon.

North Harbour are also off to the start they’re looking for, also recording two wins on the opening day’s play.

They defeated Northland 5-0 in the morning in a match that didn’t reflect the overall result with a couple of matches going until late in the back nine.

They also dispatched of Waikato 3.5-1.5 in the afternoon, after the Waikato outfit came off a bye in the morning round.

Manawatu/Wanganui have shown they’re a team to be wary off come the latter stages of the week.

They’ve beaten Wellington 5-0 and Hawkes Bay Poverty Bay 4-1 to tee off their interprovincial campaign. Manawatu/Wanganui number one Tara Raj recorded a notable win over the in-form Darae Chung 2&1, and beat Tessa McDonald 4&2.

Manawatu/Wanganui last got their name on the trophy in 1960.

Bay of Plenty have also recorded an important win in their opening round over Canterbury 3.5-1.5 before having a bye.

For the Interprovincials, current scores visit the NZ Golf website here.

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