Clifford Ogbechi and Sandra Emina received standing ovations for emerging champions at the Sapele Athletic Club (SAC) 2022 Captain’s Inaugural Golf Tournament held over the weekend.
In a keenly contested men’s category, Ogbechi played a net score of 66 net to win the event thus displaced Osaze Iyare who played 68 net to second spot. Steve Zhang picked the third spot with 69 net while John Okojie won the best gross award with 70.
Similarly, race for the ladies trophy was not an easy ride for Emina, National Vice-President LGAN, South-South Zone who emerged winner with 71 net.
Angela Uwabor, former Lady Captain, Ibori Golf and Country Club (IGCC), Asaba, Delta State had hard time to beat Suwadetu Mahmud, former Lady Captain, BCGS on count-back after both played 72 net. Rita Izoje from IGCC won best gross award with 85 gross.
Furthermore, Kennedy Ajogbor was outstanding with 67 net to win the eaglets category by beating W. Peghe who recorded 69 net to second position.
In the veteran ladies cadre, Monica Obaedo beat Professor Josephine Mokwunyei on count-back as they both played 89 net. Also, Brodricks Okome recorded 68 net to edge out the SAC Vice Captain, Eric Esiri in the men’s cadre while Amos Edoriagba recorded 78 net to clinch the super veteran trophy ahead of G. Egigba who had 81 net.
Furthermore, Steve Zhang won the men’s nearest the pin hole 17 trophy, just as Angela Uwabor and Kennedy Ajogbor picked the longest drive hole 14 men’s and ladies trophies respectively.
Newsnigeriaonline.com.ng recalls that the tournament was organised to officially usher in the new team leader, Okakuro Gilbert Aghogho as Captain of the SAC Golf Section alongside his executive members, and it featured over a hundred and fifty golfers across the country.
However, golfers in an interview used the occasion to shower accolades on the captain, Aghogho for hosting a befitting tournament and for redefining the game of golf in the club.
They also expressed beliefs that his tenure would bring good tidings to the entire club, and portray the image of the club in good light in the comity of golf clubs in Nigeria.