Mixed day for Otago at interprovincial

Danielle Bailey
Danielle Bailey
Otago had a mixed day at the women's national interprovincial tournament in Napier yesterday.

The team won 4-1 win against Taranaki in the morning but fell 3-2 to Aorangi in the afternoon.

It leaves Otago with one win from its three matches.

Otago No1 Sumin Kang started the day strongly. She chipped in for an eagle on the first against Taranaki's Tineka Kumeroa. Some mistakes crept into her game but she held on to win 1-up.

Danielle Bailey won holes 11, 12 and 14 in her match with Joanne McDonald to win 4 and 3.

Susan Greig had a very comfortable 7 and 5 win against Kim Lucas, while Amy Johns made a slow start against Kaye-Maree Mihaljevich and trailed by four. But three birdies on the second nine resulted in her winning the contest 2 and 1.

Tracey Storer was down five holes at the halfway point in her contest with Debbie McCallum. She rallied but lost 2-down.

Kang and Bailey followed up their wins in the morning with victory later in the day against Aorangi.

Kang made birdies on the two par-5 and that proved the difference in her match with Ginny Bolderston. She won 3 and 1.

Bailey trailed by two after nine but fought her way back to beat Angela Gerken 1-up.

Storer was well-beaten 7 and 6 by the experienced Catherine Knight, while Johns went down 3 and 2 to Kathryn Baker in a tight contest.

Greig had crucial losses on holes seven, eight and nine and turned three down in her contest with Lynda Brown.

She squared the match with wins on holes 10, 12 and 14 but she lipped with a put on the last hole to lose 1-down.


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