From Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja
Vincent Torgah of Ghana last night extended his lead at the West Golf Tour in Abuja by four shots. The player from Tema Golf and Country Club, took charge with a level par 72 as the maiden edition of the tournament enters its final round today.
Nigeria’s Oche Odoh shot 73 to stay four strokes out of the lead for sole second position while another Ghanaian Emos Korblah and Nigerian Gift Willy are tied for third at four over par 220. Torgah, who shot 70 on day two on Friday, holed five birdies in windy condition.
Harsh weather forced him to change his game-plan, resulting in several shots going right of the fairways. In addition, he struggled to hole clutch putts..
“I made too many errors today because the wind was a problem. I tweaked with my game plan due to the conditions, but it didn’t really work out as I missed greens and struggled to save par,” Torgah conceded.
He will play the final group with Odoh and Korblah, who shot 70 to climb the leaderboard. Odoh, with a combined score of +2 over par 218 said he was obviously feeling the pressure because he was playing on home course.
He said he can handle the expectation as he confronts Torgah, who beat him by three shots the last time they both went head to head at the Benue State Governor’s Cup in Otukpo last year.
Odoh made key birdie saves at the 16th and 17th before he closed with a 73 following a bogey at the last hole.
“The tournament is still very open and there are still many players that can win the tournament. I can handle the pressure for sure,” Odoh said.
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