Ibadan to host Nigeria’s 3E Actuaries Open maiden qualifier
Ibadan Golf Club will host Nigeria’s maiden qualifier for the yearly 3E Actuaries Open Championship in Equatorial Guinea, the organisers have revealed.
The Nigerian qualifier, which is part of 3E’s expansion plan, will hold in August. According to the organisers, the qualifier will not only feature members of the Professional Golfers’ Association of Nigeria, but it will also accommodate players from West and Central African countries, who nurse the ambition of featuring at the all-expense paid finals in December.
Ghana, Togo, Gambia, Cameroun and Gabon are key countries expected to fight for final spots with their Nigerian counterpart at the Ibadan Golf Course.
Meanwhile, the qualifier also has a N10 million purse tied to it, while $300, 000 is being proposed for the finals in Mongono in December
The players that pick the final ticket in Ibadan would be drawn alongside qualifiers from the European leg, while lady professionals that debuted at the last edition would still earn their spots via invites and wild cards.
Two Nigerian players, Oche Odoh and Gift Willy won the first-three editions of the event, with Odoh registering his name twice. Englishman Hinton Craig is the defending champion.