Sunday Odegha of Minna Cantonment Club, Niger State, celebrated Nigeria’s 56th Independence anniversary in style as he shot a tidy 69, three under par to set a new course record at the Lakowe Lakes and Country Club in Lekki, Lagos State.
The tourney was the Fourth Anniversary and Independence Day Pro-Am staged at the behest of the host club.
An elated Odegha remarked after the contest that the greens were “faultless” and the course layout “superb.”
“It was my second time of playing the course and one could easily forget that there has been a first time, the course just wows you. I hit 14 fairways, but the course can be unforgiving if you stray. I had upper hand because my game was in good shape,” he added.
The former Professional Golfers’ Association of Nigeria (PGAN) Order of Merit leader added that the victory was a good assessment of the condition of his game, even as he looked forward to knocking up more wins when the Nigerian Tour gets underway.
En route to achieving victory, Odegha coasted past Ikeja Golf Club-based Chidi Tobias, who settled for the second spot with a three-shot difference. The duo of Lateef Lasisi and Emeka Obi, finished in third place with 76, four over par a piece.
In the Pro-Am event, where the amateurs’ score were paired with that of professionals, the team led by former Nigeria’s number one player, Gboyega Oyebanji, which also had Idowu Babalakin, Hector Okposo and Leif Maccsson, were crowned winner.