Ferdinand Ijekeye and Ehis Igbinadolor were adjudged best golfers at the Hon Matthew Iduoriyekemwen’s (MAI) 55th Birthday Golf Kitty held on Sunday at UBTH Golf Club, Benin City, Edo State.
The birthday kitty had in attendance the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy, Rt. Hon Philip Shaibu as well as many other dignitaries across the country to celebrate with Hon. Iduoriyekemwen.
The golf event was powered by Friends of Hon Mathew Aigbuhuenze Iduoriyekemwen to honour him for his immense contributions to the growth and development of golf in Edo State and in Nigeria.
Ijekeye having played a net score of 70 emerged winner in the men’s category ahead of Emmanuel Ojeabulu, who placed 1st runner-up with 75 net, while Eghosa Otabor with 76 net settled for 2nd runner-up.
The ladies category was a straight victory for Igbinadolor, the UBTH Lady Captain having recorded 75 net, thus beat the likes of former Ladies Captains, Suwadetu Mahmud (BCGS) with 79 net and Sandra Emina (UBTH) with 82 net to second and third place respectively.
The former Ladies Golf Association of Nigeria (LGAN) Zonal Vice-President, Debby Otabor won the best gross award with 92 gross, just as Osazee Iyare won the best gross trophy in the men’s category with 79 gross.
Similarly, Sunday Isemede played a net score of 82 to emerge victorious in the vet category just as Barr. Reuben Mgbodi was in 55th position to mark the celebration.
80 golfers from the UBTH, Benin Club Golf Section (BCGS); Sapele Athletic Club; Ibori Golf and Country Club (IGCC), Ogunnu Golf Resort, Warrri, Delta State and many others as well as another 40 non golfers graced the event.