The third round against Southland on Wednesday was the only game of the day, with the team having their bye in the afternoon. The Aorangi team went into the match aiming for a second team win to elevate them up the points table. With only one win by Ginny Bolderston and two halved matches from Jessica Shearer and Jenny Kellahan the team were very close to securing the crucial point but just came up short. Jessica Shearer, playing her second interprovincial at number three, was solid throughout the match to achieve the half.
The team with play two of the stronger teams in their section tomorrow, facing neighbours Canterbury in the morning followed by Waikato int he afternoon. All players intend to play to their personal best against some of New Zealand's best amateur players.
Ginny Bolderston beat Angela Gerken 3/2
Sharon Bradford lost to Robyn Pullar 7/6
Jessica Shearer halved with Olivia Frost
Kathryn Baker lost to Helen Baird 5/4
Jenny Kellahan halved with Kate McGregor