Nine handicapper, Alaba Adetunji, a police officer has won the 2017 Ikeja Ladies Club Championship. The event was concluded on Wednesday at the Ikeja Golf Club in Lagos.
Adetunji outshone over 80 other competitors for the title where she returned 164 gross score over 36 holes pipping nearest contender, Chinyere Alamu, with nine shots.
“I am overwhelmed by the support accorded me by all here; the caddies, my fellow players, and most especially my office, The Nigerian Police Force, who encouraged me with more practise time,” she said after lifting the winner’s price.
The win is her first after winning the event in 2013 and 2014. Alamu was gracious in defeat, she said Adetunji ” deserved the honour”. Pamela Wu placed third at the event.
Chairperson of the Ladies Section of the club, Mrs Oby Jolayemi, said the event was a reward for the outstanding effort that lady golfers have put into their effort this golfing season.
“We have a very impressive lady’s section and a lot of players are all showing huge interest in the game. This event is traditional Major here and we are pleased with turn out of players from here and other golf clubs.
” Of note is our menâ€™s section who have been very supportive of our activities led by Captain Niyi Latinwo and our various ceremonial players who supported our Championship: Princess Yew Anderson Onileere; Johnson Ndukwu and Muyiwa Kupoluyi”
Other winners at the event included Linda Obieze who beat Nkoli Moka with six shots to win the nett prize at the event with 150 nett leaving Soukuna Fatumata to the third place.