By Olawale Ajimotokan
A strong showing by Samuel Galadima Wednesday boosted Nigeria's team on day two of the 18th MTN World Golfers Championship in Durban, South Africa.
Galadima’s conspicuous presence on the leaderboard was the standout performance for the Nigerians in both the championship and invitational events ahead of the drama of ‘Moving Day’ across four golf courses on the Indian Ocean coast.
Galadima, a three-time WGC participant, stayed in fourth position in the handicap flight 6-10 category, after returning 75 nett at Coldsword Downs Golf Club. His cummulative score through the halfway margin was 157 nett after he opened his account with a 78.
Emmanuel Onumajuru failed to sparkle after he could only shoot a combined nett score of 177 at the Umlahli Golf Club. He was in 22nd and many shots adrift of the pack led by Ruslan Gavrentia in the handicap 0-5 flight category.
Paul Erokoro tied for 17th in flight 11-15 category after he shot 204 nett in two rounds, while Uko Orok from Ibom Golf Club, tied for 11th after a challenging second day at the Durban Golf and Country Club to bring his total score to 206.
While the Nigerian contingent struggled in the championship, they appeared to be enjoying a modest presence in the invitational event.
Moses Anabui, had a share of sixth position after completing his second round at Princes Grant Golf Club to bring his combined WGI score to 180 nett.
Susan Cole-Kotas, who also played at Princess Grant, tied for 12th in the 11-15 handicap flight category, while Farida Wada shot 190 nett in two rounds.