Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja
A strong field of international golfers will scramble for the FCT Classic on the West Africa Golf Tour at IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja.
The 54-hole tournament will officially tee off on Friday following a practice round by the players on Thursday to get them familiar with the layout.
The event, which plays through Sunday, will go down as the first professional tournament to be hosted by IBB Club this year after the hugely successful Nigerian Masters also on the schedule of West Africa Tour towards the end of last year.
A statement by the organizers said that the FCT Classic will feature professional golfers from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, and Zimbabwe.
The total professional prize purse offered is $25,000 of which the winner’s share is $4,000.
The amateur tournament will be played on February 25-26 attracting players from all over Nigeria.
The tournament is powered by Linea Furniture Production and supported by Berkshire Hotel, Nigeria Info and Cool FM, Zitadel Medicals and Diagnostics and Bolingo Hotels and Towers.
FCT Classic is one out of the ten events on the schedule of West Africa Golf Tour in 2017 and it will mark the first anniversary of the Tour that was launched in February 2016 in Abuja.