Mixed fortunes for HBPB on opening day

Tessa McDonald.

GISBORNE’S Tessa McDonald had a half and a loss in a mixed opening day for Hawke’s Bay-Poverty Bay at the national women’s interprovincial.

HBPB beat Otago 4-1 in round 1 of matchplay on the Sherwood Park course near Whangarei yesterday morning.

However, they fell 3½-1½ to Waikato in the afternoon round.

McDonald, at No.2 in the five-woman HBPB side, halved with Otago’s Annabel Evans as HBPB made a near-perfect start to the week-long tournament.

It was one of two matches that ended all-square, HBPB No.1 Jaimie McIvor sharing the honours with Danielle Bailey.

The other matches all went the way of HBPB, who were sixth in the 14-province tournament last year.

No.3 Laurie Southerden won 1-up, No.4 Janie Field 3 and 2, and No.5 Sara Deam 6 and 4.

McDonald came up against a familiar face in Fai Tongdethsri in the Waikato tie. The pair played together in the Hamilton Golf Club pennants-winning side last year.

Tongdethsri won a tight encounter 2-up.

Southerden won 3 and 2 while Deam halved her match. McIvor lost 6 and 5 and Field went down 2 and 1.

HBPB had a bye this morning and faced Tasman in the afternoon.

GISBORNE’S Tessa McDonald had a half and a loss in a mixed opening day for Hawke’s Bay-Poverty Bay at the national women’s interprovincial.

HBPB beat Otago 4-1 in round 1 of matchplay on the Sherwood Park course near Whangarei yesterday morning.

However, they fell 3½-1½ to Waikato in the afternoon round.

McDonald, at No.2 in the five-woman HBPB side, halved with Otago’s Annabel Evans as HBPB made a near-perfect start to the week-long tournament.

It was one of two matches that ended all-square, HBPB No.1 Jaimie McIvor sharing the honours with Danielle Bailey.

The other matches all went the way of HBPB, who were sixth in the 14-province tournament last year.

No.3 Laurie Southerden won 1-up, No.4 Janie Field 3 and 2, and No.5 Sara Deam 6 and 4.

McDonald came up against a familiar face in Fai Tongdethsri in the Waikato tie. The pair played together in the Hamilton Golf Club pennants-winning side last year.

Tongdethsri won a tight encounter 2-up.

Southerden won 3 and 2 while Deam halved her match. McIvor lost 6 and 5 and Field went down 2 and 1.

HBPB had a bye this morning and faced Tasman in the afternoon.

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