E/ Guinea Open: Pam, Odegha, Mboku Face Cut Risk


From Olawale Ajimotokan, Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea

Three Nigerian regular tour professional golfers, Sunday Odegha, Daniel Pam and Markus Elisha and female player, Uloma Mboku, risk missing the 3e Actuaries Equatorial Guinea Open Championship cut as rain lashed the Presidential Golf Course in Mongomo and prevented about half of the players from completing their 54 holes.

They faced an uphill task to be among the 30 and tied professional golfers that will play the final round today.

Odegha, one of the international qualifiers at Ibadan in October, stays in 45th after grossing an 18 over par 234. He carded a 74.

Pam shot a 79 that left him in 46th place, three spots ahead of Markus Elisha, who carded 22 over par 239.

Baring any setback, Oche Odoh and two other Nigerian players, Sunday Olapade and Haruna Mohammed are poised to make the cut.

Odoh stayed 12th on the leaderboard until rain forced the afternoon group to suspend play after five holes.

Odoh levelled par on holes five, six, seven, eight and nine to stay nine shots out of the lead currently held by Zimbabwean Ben Follett- Smith.

Spain’s Xavier Puig Giner is second at seven under.

USPGA player, Charlie Wi and Jared Harvey are tied for fourth at four under.

Ghana’s Emos Korblah birdied the 13th and 14th to stand in 16th place at one under.

Nigeria’s only female professional, Mboku returned an 84 that left her in the 31st spot in the ladies competition.

Only 18 players will make the cut.