The 24th edition in the series of the annual Nigeria Cup, a tournament put in place to celebrate the nation’s independence anniversary, came to a thrilling end on Saturday with Idowu Oboro emerging the events overall winner.
To emerge tops, Oboro netted a score of 68, beating his closest rival Emmanuel Olayiwola Ogunrinde by two-shots. Ogunrinde carded 70-net score while two-time winner of the competition, Femi Feyide, also with 70-net score came in the third position. Feyide lost on countback to the second placed Ogunrinde.
17-handicapped Victor Adogie was further down on the winners list in the fourth position after 72-net score, while Vivek Changrani completed the top five positions in the net category for men. Changrani carded a score of 73, to beat Segun Omosehin who also shoots 73 on countback.
Peter Eben-Spiff ruled in the gross category for men winning on countback after 79. Former Golf Captain Uwem Udoh came second while Osiregbemeh Egbakhumeh also with 79-gross score came in the third position. Okey Ananaba’s 81-gross placed him in the fourth position.
Delighted by outcome of the weeklong competition, Chairman, Ikoyi Golf Community Nigeria Association, (IGCNA), Wahab Aminu-Sarumi, congratulated the winners while showing appreciation to everyone who participated in the competition.
Sarumi, who said the competition wouldn’t have been a success without the support of organizations, also commended individuals who supported the event with their money and time. .
While thanking the Organising Committee for a job well-done, Aminu-Sarumi urged members of the Club to look forward to another rewarding Nigeria Cup in 2022.
AMNI International Petroleum Development Company Limited is the events Partner while Lord’s Gin, Sapetro, Design Union, ND Western, Birdview, Shell, and NNPC are the major sponsors.
The Nigeria Cup is organised annually by Ikoyi Golf Community Nigeria Association IGCNA.