Golf: Nigeria Cup Hots Up At Ikoyi Club 1938


The 2012 Nigeria Cup, which is taking place at the Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938 is generating keen interest and excitement among participants.

Twelve years old Paul Coker stunned all other competitors to win the junior tourney in the ages 14-17 category with  99 gross C/B (18 holes). Trailing behind him was 11 years old Georgia Oboh who scored 99 gross (18 holes) and in the third position was Ademilade Afolabi with 46 gross (9 holes).

Folabunmi Fayemi won the ages 5-8 category, while Avani Prashanth and Osime Egbakhumeh came second and thrid respectively.

The male category of the caddie competition was won by Peter Friday. In the second position was Emmanuel Segun, while Segun Balogun came third. The guest game was won by Mrs. Sung, while Mrs Alaba Adetunji came second. The Gross winner was Mrs. Evelyn Oyome, who beat Mrs. Pamela Wu into the second psotiion. Mrs. Evelyn Oyome won both the the Longest Drive Hole and the Nearest to the Pin Hole.

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Chairman of the Local Organising Committee of this year’s Nigeria Cup, Tayo Babalakin said that a cocktail party will be held on Friday, while the grand finale of the tournament will hold on Saturday, 29 September. A dinner to draw the 16th edition of Nigeria Cup to a close will hold on Sunday, 30 September at the  Civic Centre, Victoria Island.

The championship, organised by the Nigerian Community of the Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938 to celebrate the country’s independence. is sponsored this year by UBA, Access Bank, Heineken, Diamond Bank and Bi-Courtney Aviation Service.

—Bamidele Olowosagba

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