Eastern Province reigned supreme in the battle for promotion in the South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial B Section at  East London Golf Club. The Bay side demolished Free State 10 – 1 and mowed down Mpumalanga 9 – 3 in the final round to celebrate their promotion in style with an unbeaten performance of seven straight wins in Buffalo City.

Eastern Province scored a clean sweep in the foursomes against both teams. David Konzani – playing at number one – defeated Gino De Crescenzo from Free State 7 & 6 and Mpumalanga’s Eddie Daniel 2 & 1 to set the tone for the singles and Mzuyanda Zingela, Johan Louis Vorster and Ryno Ferreira piled on the points against both sides.

Johnny Ludick beat Free State’s Desmond van Viegen 2-up and halved against Steve Smit from Free State, while Christian Pienaar downed Nico Reyneke from Mpumalanga 1-up. Attie Burger beat Roedu du Plessis 3 & 1 to seal the win against Free State and Pienaar halved against Brian Naidoo for the win against Mpumalanga.

Final positions: 1 EP, 2 S Cape, 3 Border, 4 Boland, 5 Mpumalanga, 6 Free State, 7 Limpopo, 8 N Cape.

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