The Manawatu Wanganui women's Toro Interprovincial team are still in reasonable shape despite going down to the strong Canterbury crew 3.5/1.5 in round three at the Waitikiri Golf Club in Christchurch on Wednesday.

Manawatu Wanganui went through Day One unbeaten after dealing to Waikato 3.5/1.5 on Tuesday morning before convincingly beating Taranaki 4/2.

Wanganui open women's champion Tara Raj, playing at No 1, would have been disappointed with her first match of the tournament losing to Waikato's Zahraa Bester 2/1 on Tuessday morning. However, her team mates rallied round to claim the game with Zhuoyi Hu finished all square with Robyn Pellow, while Brydie Hodge won her game 7/6, Lisa Herbert 5/4 and Lily Griffin 5/4.

Raj bounced back in Round two to lead her side to a solid win over Taranaki by winning her match against Tineka Kumeroa 4/2. She stayed on track to claim Juliana Hung 2up in round three against Canterbury on Wednesday.

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Hung and her Canterbury side are rated among the strongest in the pool.

Pool play continues through until tomorrow with the semifinals and finals set down for the weekend.