Iwinosa Edo-Osagie emerged the overall winner of the 2017 Daniel Ogechi Memorial Foundation Golf Tournament concluded last weekend at the Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938 in Lagos.
Edo-Osagie, an 18-handicapper, returned a 69 nett score at the one-day tournament to beat the rest of the field on a day of scintillating golfing experience. Tokunboh Adebesin finished two strokes behind him to pick the runner-up spot. Kunle Ball, who also finished two strokes behind, was the second runner-up on count-back.
Edo-Osage, with his win, carted away not only the much coveted winner’s trophy but also, an ArikAir business class return ticket to any international destination of his choice flown by the airline.
“It is a great honour to win the event, as one of the most coveted titles at the Club, I am definitely glad to have achieved this. I give kudos to the team at DOAM Foundation for the quality of organisation and impact they are making with donations from this event.”
In the ladies’ category, Funke Majekodunmi emerged the overall winner with a 68 nett score to beat Lynda Obieze, the runner–up, by four strokes. Meenakshi Kumar finished as the second runner-up. Majekodunmi, in addition to the ladies’ champion trophy, was rewarded with an Air France return ticket to any international destination of her choice flown by the airline.
The event, which teed-off at 6:40 am on Saturday, February 4, 2017, featured a record 192 players in a strong show of support for the tournament.
Other winners at the event included, Tim Ayomike who shot 78 to pick the best gross prize, beating Lanre Tanimowo and Uwem Udoh who finished in second and third places respectively. Sunday Areola scored 69 nett to win the veteran category and to beat Sebastian Owuama, who was the runner-up in that category. Ayomike was also, rewarded with a KLM return ticket to any international destination of his choice flown by the airline.
Candy Agu and Taddy Dance were the ladies’ best gross players at the event, with Agu’s 89 gross score winning ahead of Dance’s 91. All winners went home with an array of prizes in addition to the high quality trophies.
Coordinator, Organising Committee of DOAMF Charity Golf, Pat Bassey, said the event has grown to become the biggest show of support for the less privileged by the Nigerian golfing community.
“The DOAM Foundation extended its reach in touching lives in 2016 through awards of scholarship, building of sickbays and partnering other health institutions in remote locations across the country.
Proceeds from this year’s event will further empower the Foundation in its mission of touching lives. It was particularly touching for all present at the cocktail event to see two beneficiaries of the Foundation’s scholarship scheme, Miss Joy Adindu – BSc (First Class Honours) in Applied Microbiology/Brewing – and Mr Chigaemezu Edoziem – BSc Honours in Statistics, who came to show their appreciation to the Nigerian golfing community” he said.
This year’s event was generously supported by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Diamond Bank Plc, ARM Pension Managers, Radial Circle Group, Zenith Bank, Air France-KLM, ExxonMobil Producing, Arik Air, SEPLAT Petroleum, Channels Television, Silverbird Television, Grand OAK, Cappa & D’Alberto, SPAR (Park N’ Shop), Southern Sun, Debonair Group, Mixta Africa, Heritage Bank, Four Points by Sheraton, Seven Up Bottling, Victoria Crown Plaza, Ikoyi Club 1938, and many more.