Eben-Spiff, Bolaji Emerge Winners at Indian Cup Golf Tournament

The weeklong Indian Cup Golf Tournament was wrapped up last weekend at the golf section of Ikoyi Club 1938 in Lagos with an 18-hole closing round for gentlemen, guests and veterans.

Peter Eben-Spiff and Bolaji Martins were winners in their respective categories of the main event walking away with business class tickets courtesy Qatar Airways.

The tournament which teed-off with the caddies and professionals round on Monday October 25, also featured lady players a day later and ran a full field of competitors for the coveted Indian Cup on Saturday October 30.

Chairman of the Indian Golf Foundation , Sunil Thadani, described this year’s edition as a ‘fruitful one’.

“The turnout of players this year was very impressive, and the support we got from different corporate bodies including Pepsi, African Industries, Qatar Airways and Zenith Bank amongst others who believe in the Indo-Nigeria business relationship was overwhelming.

“As businesses continue to recover from the setback of Covid-19, we believe India Cup was the perfect event for our sponsors,” he noted with glee.

Thadani reiterated the commitment of the Indian Golf Foundation in continuing to support the game’s development through the India Cup platform.

In all, over 400 players turned up for the event at different levels, leading to last Saturday’s finals where Eben-Spiff shot 77, six over par to pick the best gross prize.

In the net category, Bolaji Martins returned 67 to lead the pack, leaving Yomi Sanni with the runner up prize and C. Ekeocha at third place.

At the prize presentation ceremony, the Chairman of Ikoyi Club 1938, Mr Mumuney was full of praises for the week long event and all that it did in further strengthening the bond between the Nigerian and Indian communities.

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