Eben-Spiff, Bolaji emerge winners at Indian Cup Golf tourney
The week-long 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 on Qatar Airways.
The tournament, which teed-off with the caddies and professional’s round on 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. The Chairman of the Indian Golf Foundation, Sunil Thadani, said it was a fruitful development.
“The turnout of players this year was very impressive, and we got support from different corporates including Pepsi , African Industries, Qatar airways, Zenith Bank, who believe in the India-Nigeria business relationship. They have been very magnanimous in their support. As businesses continue to recover from the setback of COVID-19, we believe India Cup was the perfect event for our sponsors.”
Over 400 players participated in the event at different levels, leading to last Saturday’s finals, where Eben-Spiff shot 77, six over par to pick the best gross price.
In the net category, Bolaji Martins returned 67 to lead the pack, leaving Yomi Sanni with the runners up price, and C. Ekeocha at third place.
At the prize giving ceremony, the Chairman of Ikoyi Club 1938, Mr Mumuney was full of praises for all those that participated at the week-long event saying that they contributed to strengthening the bond between the Nigerian and Indian communities.
Thadani reiterated the commitment of the Indian Golf Foundation in continuing to support the game’s development through the India Cup platform.
“We love the impact the community is making through this platform, and we only intend to find ways to make it grow stronger. The event also offers us an opportunity to touch lives through charitable activities, and we at the Indian Community cherish that a lot. We are already discussing how we can make this better in the next edition,” he said.