Auckland are the only unbeaten team heading into the final
round of the Toro Women's Interprovincial at the St Clair
Golf Club in Dunedin.
The 20-time champions were less than convincing again on day
four of the national team's championship, but they won the
big moments to be in a dominant position with one round to
Auckland are all-but safe in division one, while Waikato and
Canterbury will fight for the remaining semifinal place.
Canterbury has the easier passage to the final four as it
meets hosts Otago in the last round while Waikato, who last
won the event back in 2008, must beat the defending champion
Auckland team to advance.
Canterbury No 3 Jess Guezenrodt, who has won five games out
of five this week and is contention for the player of the
tournament honours, knows her team has everything to play for
"Our main goal was just to make it to the semis," said
Guezenrodt. "We really wanted to make a big improvement on
our efforts at this event from the last couple of years.
"We have got a great team spirit and every day we go out and
we really try. The team has bonded really well and it's much
better than it has been in previous years."
Meanwhile, in division two, Wellington and North Harbour are
top of the group with four wins from five matches while Bay
of Plenty and Manawatu/Wanganui all still have a semifinal
Southland and Wellington will square off and Bay of Plenty
faces North Harbour in two crucial showdowns.
Manawatu/Wanganui has to beat Northland and hope Wellington
loses to advance.