Murtala Wins Ikeja Golf Club Captain Day Tourney


Amid record participation at the 2012 Captain’s Day Golf Club, Rasaq Muritala, has emerged the overall winner at the week-long event that featured over 250 golfers from Lagos and its environs.The event, which was a valedictory service for the Sola Giwa-led administration at the club, teed off on Monday, 19 March, with the caddy competition. It was rounded off at the nine-hole club on Saturday, 25 March, with the gentlemen’s round that also featured the outgoing Captain, who paired with his counterparts from Ikoyi and Ekiti: Ebi Pinick and Gbenga Akinbode respectively.

An elated Giwa said that his tenure would be remembered for stimulating corporate patronage for the club and fostering partnership with same during the outgoing golfing year.

He said: “I am grateful to God for the modest success of this blissful tenure of service, which essentially paid attention to consolidating the corporate outlook of the club by aggressively reaching out to attract corporate patronage and partnership.”

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Gbenga Fakile won the division one for men. He beat Jimoh Ogundare and Yomi Egbe to the second and third positions respectively.

In the ladies round, Mrs. Arugo shot 67 nett to displace Alaba Adetunji to the runner up place, while Taiwo Adewole and Tunji Adeyemo won the longest drive and nearest to the Pin for the event respectively.

—Adebobola Alawode

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