Korblah Beats Odoh 2&1 in West Africa Tour


Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja

The ageless Emos Korblah has emerged the winner of the fourth stage of West Africa Golf Tour after he defeated Oche Odoh 2&1 in the final of weather delayed B & E Match-play at IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja.

The Ghanaian closed the deal on the 17th hole after Odoh lagged a putt that could have stretched the contest to the 18th hole.

It was a moment of pride for Korblah, when his trophy and cash prize were presented to him by the Ghanaian High Commissioner to Nigeria, William Azumah Awinador- Kanyirige.

His defeat not withstanding Odoh held his head up having won two of the four West Africa Golf Tour titles, while finishing second on two occasions.

The Nigeria’s No 1 ranked golfer won the maiden edition in Abuja in February beating Ghanaian Vincent Torgah and showed his competitive edge by adding the second at Port Harcourt Club last month.

He finished in second place at Ilara-Mokin, three shots out of the lead in March. Apart from the WAGT, he has won all the two Nigerian PGA events this year-Pa Mark Tournament in Otukpo and CMCL Open in Ilara-Mokin.

“I did not strike the ball the way I wanted to. I was playing golf for a long stretch of time. But it is an honour to be in the final. It was a very close contest. I was two up at early stage of the round.