The Southland women's golf team registered their first win of this week's Toro Interprovincial at St Clair Golf Club in Dunedin yesterday and are preparing to back that up in their match against Tasman today.
Southland, represented by Robyn Pullar, Angela Gerken, Olivia Frost, Kerry Mariu and Bronwyn O'Brien, won their morning match convincingly 4-1 over Northland, before going down in a tight match against last year's runner-up, North Harbour, in the afternoon 3 -1 .
They now sit fifth on the division two points table going into day three.
The Southland team played top quality golf in the morning against Northland, with Pullar winning her game 4/3, Frost winning 5/4, Mariu winning 3/2 and O'Brien winning 3/1 to secure her first win at Toro Interprovincial level.
The afternoon proved tougher, but Mariu put in another good performance to win 3/2 and Frost halved her game.
Southland manager Robyn Boniface says the team are in good spirits and looking forward to putting in another good round when they face Tasman this morning.
"There has been some really good golf and good, low scores," she says.
"Robyn had a ripper of a score this morning, she was three-under when the match finished, which was a great result.
"It was brilliant for Bronwyn to get her first win at this level too.
"It's important to win and win well, because it all counts, so we will be looking to get a good win against Tasman, but you can't take anything for granted."
Southland will have the bye this afternoon.
Meanwhile, Auckland showed why they are the favourites yesterday, scoring two wins to lead division one, unbeaten so far. Wellington lead division two and they and North Harbour remain unbeaten in that division.
Round 3: Waikato 4 – Aorangi 1, Auckland 4 – Canterbury 1, Taranaki 3 – Otago 2, BOP 4 – Tasman 1, North Harbour 3 – Man/Wang 2, Southland 4 – Northland 1 Round 4: Wellington 4 – Tasman 1, Man/Wang 4 – BOP 1, North Harbour 3 ½ - Southland 1 ½, Hawke's Bay 4 – Aorangi 1, Canterbury 3 – Waikato 2, Auckland 3 – Taranaki 2
- The Southland Times