Otago had a convincing victory in three of the team contests against Southland at St Clair Golf Club over the weekend.
The Otago senior men’s team won 21½-3½ over Southland while the women’s team had a 13½-2½ victory.
The Otago masters team beat its Southland counterparts 13-7 but Southland recorded a 6-4 win in the under-19 grade.
In the 10-player senior men’s contest, Otago showed its depth to claim all five contests in the foursomes.
It won eight of the reverse singles, squaring one match and registering just one loss.
Otago won eight of the initial singles to Southland’s two.
Top Otago pair Inia Logan and Callum Judkins had a tight tussle with top Southland duo Matt Tautari and Tyler McLean in the singles.
Judkins beat Tautari 1-up in the reverse singles while Logan and McLean were all square.
In the first singles, Logan beat Tautari 1-up while Judkins went down to McLean 2 and 1.
Otago’s depth shone through.
Duncan Croudis teamed up with Parker Aluesi in the foursomes for a 9 and 7 win over Bryan Cantlay and Daniel O’Connor.
Croudis then won his singles contests 1-up over Robbie Maitland and 2 and 1 over Josh Kalweit.
Aluesi, new to this level, beat Brad Harper 2 and 1 and then defeated O’Connor 6 and 5.
In the eight-player women’s clashes, Otago won three of the four foursomes and Otago’s Tracey Storer and Rebecca Calder finished all square with Bronwyn O’Brien and Fiona Murray.
Otago won all but one of the reverse singles, Storer finishing all square with O’Brien.
Sumin Kang teamed up with Yoonae Jeong in the foursomes for a convincing 8 and 6 win.
Kang and Jeong then won their reverse singles 6 and five.
Kang won 5 and 3 over Geraldine Todd while Jeong beat Robyn Pullar 1-up.
Southland’s only win of the women’s contest came when Tuani Marshall beat Eleanor Newton 2 and 1.
Steve Hepburn ODT.