Twenty-two handicap player, Yemi Ajibola, emerged the overall winner of the 2016 Total Charity Golf Tournament concluded at the weekend in Lagos.
Ajibola who recorded a total of 42 stable-ford points at the Lakowe Lakes Golf Club beat Omo Izedonmwen with 38 points to the second place while Uwem Udoh was beaten on count-back to the third place at the one day event.
“I am delighted here and I think it all worked out well because of the great course condition and my present form. It is a great privilege to win this charity event sponsored by Total,” Ajibola said.
Managing Director/Chief Executive of Total E&P Nigeria, Nicolas Terraz said that the event was set up to benefit charity organisation across the country.
According to him “Thanks to so many of you who have identified with this cause through your various donations today…this year two charity homes, which provide care for the abandoned, motherless and vulnerable children in the society will benefit from the special fund. They are Olive Blooms and Friends of Jesus Orphanage homes near Ajah and Badore respectively in Eti-Osa Local Government of Lagos,” he said
In the ladies category, Nicole Fogli returned 42 stabe-ford point beating Yvette Pape by three points to the runner-up position while Idowu Babalakin with 36 points placed third.
Also, Paul Brisbe with 40 stable-ford points picked the best Total Staff prize at the event ahead of Obinna Okoli who returned same score but was edged out on count-back ruling.
Admiral O. P. Fingesi and Charles Ngoka were winners and runners-up of the veteran class at the event while Iyiola Ronke and Michael Huisamen were winners of the Nearest to the Pin prize for ladies and men respectively.
The Total Annual Charity Golf Tournament is rotated among the major cities where the company has presence with support of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC).
In 2014, the Air Assault Golf Course in Port Harcourt played host to the event while the 2015 edition was staged at the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja.