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Ogunbameru wins 26th Tiger Open golf tourney

December 12, 2021
Tournament
Chairman, Local Organising Committee (LOC), Brigadier General RL Pam; Brigadier General Abubakar Wase and Captain of Tiger Golf Club, Barrister Tunde Akande during the ceremonial tee off on Saturday. PHOTO: OLAWALE OLANIYAN.

A member of Tiger Golf Club (TGC), Lekan Ogunbameru, at the weekend won the 26th Tiger Amateur Golf tournament held at the Tiger Golf Club, Adekunle Fajuyi Cantonment, Ibadan.

Ogunbameru with Gross score of 151 over the two days clinched the title ahead of Sunday Aketoy and Moruf Adegesin who both scored 154 Gross on count back.

Mr Seye Omisore claimed the Super Veteran winner Best Net with 94 Net and 80 Gross while Mohammed AM won Tiger Golf Club Men winner Best Net.

Speaking, Ogunbameru said he was happy to have won the tournament he last won in 2019.

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Ogunbameru, a staff member of the University College Hospital (UCH) opined to do better next year, saying he was fortunate to win this year’s tournament having come from the back.

Also, Brigadier General Abubakar Wase who represents the 2 Div Nigerian Army, Major General GU Chibuisi said they are committed to the development of golf as he promised that more personnel would embrace the game.

He said: “The General has a different game and golf is one of them and I will encourage them to embrace the game and I will also stick to the game.”

Meanwhile, Captain of TGC, Barrister Tunde Akande, expressed satisfaction with the successful staging of the tournament.

“Not only in the light of the symptomatic humongous participants the tournament parades but also in the benchmark quality on display throughout the event.

“Indeed we had to reluctantly stop further registration after reaching our benchmark. This tournament remains one of the oldest Open Golf Tournaments in the country nevertheless, its glamour has remained consistent.

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“We are hugely indebted to the 2 Division of the Nigerian Army for birthing this signature event at Tiger Golf Club. All our past patrons have remained committed over the years to the ideals of this tournament, and it is therefore not surprising that our dear patron spared no efforts in ensuring that this year’s tournament becomes a reference point of a successful golf tournament for a longtime.

“Our patron must take the credit for several innovations introduced to spice up Tiger Open 2021 as he was clear from the beginning his vision for this year’s tournament. We have received unquantifiable support in ensuring we achieve giant strides in the development of our dear Club,” Akande said.

He also lauded the commitment of the Local Organising Committee headed by Brigadier General RL Pam towards the success of the tournament.

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