Golf: Dibua Wins, Okene Returns as PH Captain


Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja

Emmanuel Dibua shot 70 nett to emerge the overall winner of the 2016 edition of the Port Harcourt Club Captain’s Cup.

Dibua, who plays off handicap-18, blitzed the field of 250 golfers that turned up at the Port Harcourt 1928 golf course on his way to clinching the coveted prize.

Single- digit player, Henry Nwuzi, settled for first runner up overall nett position following an impressive round of 71 nett.
The 3-handicapper edged Butler Osubu on the count-back after they both tied at the end of the 18-hole contest.
Kenneth Kwasu returned four over par 74 to win the best Gross for men.

Ibrahim Yahaya secured the men’s division 1 nett title following an effort of 72, a score matched by Anthony Elie and K. Raju, to win the division 2 and 3 titles respectively.
Eze G.N. Amadi carded 74 to claim the senior category prize, beating Lawrence Owho by two strokes.

The evergreen Susan Cole-Kotas lived to reputation when she came in with a 69 to pluck the Ladies Nett.
Cole-Kotas, who also annexed the Longest Drive Ladies Prize, beat Joyce Nule by three strokes.

Prof S.J.S Cookey won the Men 9-hole contest with 44 nett on the card, while the corresponding lady version was won by Georgina Nger-Nwagha who carded a 45.
Kenneth Kwasu won the nearest to the pin prize for men while Kate Unaeze won the ladies prize.

Rear Admiral Benjamin Acholonu from IBB Golf Club, Abuja did the ceremonial tee off in honour of Sir Emmanuel Okene, whose tenure was extended by another year by the club at its AGM.

Okene cited some of his committee’s achievements this year to include, the play ability of the golf course all year round, aggressive tournaments drive, enhanced inter-club relationship, structured golf clinics for adults and kids to drive and sustain membership drive and the engaging management style of the committee which ensured there was no disciplinary case or sanction within the year.