August 21, 2017

Odegha wins Kwara @50 golf tourney

Minna Cantonment Golf Club, assistant professional, Sunday Odegha has won the Kwara at 50 Golf Championship in the professional cadre held at Ilorin Golf Club.

Odegha closed his final round on Friday with an impressive 68, four under par to extend his lead by four shots over the field of 46 players who made the last two rounds.

“This event is a very tough one going by the number of big names that showed up here, I believe it was my focus that kept me going. I am glad that I have won,” Odegha said.

Sunday Olapade of MicCom Golf Club returned the round of the day with his 66, six under to pick the second place leaving former number, Mike Ubi to grapple with the third place.

The championship has $25,000 as total prize money for the professional golfers who were 138 in number when the tourney began on Tuesday.

The amateur round teed off on Saturday with Governor Abdufattah Ahmed, his Plateau state counterpart, Simon Lalong, and the newly-elected president of the Nigeria Golf Federation, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola being key participants in the field that attracted no fewer than 200 players.