Ghanaian and Nigerian dual tour card holder, Emos Korblah, has won the final tournament and the biggest purse of the maiden edition of the Glo Golf Tour West Africa.
Korblah played one under par 71 yesterday, the last day of play in the 72-hole game, but still managed to beat countryman Vincent Torgah, who played 70 on day four to the second place.
Korblah played 72 on day one, improved to 69 on day two, made his competition best on day three with 69 points and then dropped back to 71 on the last day. He amassed a combined score of 283, while Torgah, who played better on day four, made a combined score of 284, having played 73, 70, 71, 70.
Korblah entered the Glo Tour as tournament favourite and was expected to win in Otukpo being a member of the Otukpo Golf and Country Club, venue of the Grand Finale, and having performed well throughout the Tour.
He came second in Asaba, took the third place in Sagamu and won in Abuja before proceeding to Otukpo, his home turf. It was gathered that Edet Umoh, who came from behind to grab the third place in Otukpo was the surprise of the tour.
“Although Umoh was one of the hopefuls of the Tour, he failed to glitter throughout the competition and even in the first three days of the Grand Finale,”. the organisers said.
He, however, mustered enough mental strength to shore up his performance in the last 18 holes to end up with a three-under- par score. To end up in third position, he beat the pack of 43 finalists and Ghana’s Ghenyor A, who came fourth, with a combined score of 292. Umoh played 77, 73, 73, 69. His poor play before the last 18 holes robbed him of a better position on the score board.
Korblah went home with N2.7m cash being the lion share of the N20m cash prize for the Grand Finale. Torgah took home N1.5m and Umoh N1.2m. Fourth placed Ghenyor got N960,000.