Edwards, Adekoya glitter at Oremule @ 70 tourney
The fact that it was a birthday kitty, never detracted from the stiff contest that hallmarked the Asiwaju Babatunde Oremule @ 70 Golf Tournement.
This much was attested to by scores carded by top finishers in the tourney, where the crème-de-la-crème of amateur golfers in the country gathered to celebrate Oremule, a consummate golfer. Also, part of the golf extravaganza were golfers from neighbouring Ghana.
By the time golfers returned to the clubhouse of the lush green Ikoyi Club 1938 (golf section), it was 13 handicapper, Efe Edwards, who got all the cheers and thumbs up for the very dignified score of 3 under par. With the score, which translates to 68 net, he emerged victorious.
The competitive nature of the kitty was further confirmed by the fact that only one shot separated each of the three top finishers in the well-attended tourney where 14 handicapper, Segun Adekoya, secured the second position with 69 net score. Frank Momoh, who plays off eight handicap, fought hard to secure the third position with his deserved 70 net.
Former president of Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), Agele Alufohai, who participated in the competition, described it as a deserving way of celebrating a consummate sportsman, who has contributed his quota to the development of the sport of golf.
“Oremule has been a great source of inspiration to most of us younger golfers, and we have a lot to learn from him. His long years of romance with sports, especially golf has robbed off positively on his reach out, health and agility,” he stated.
“In his primary school days, he was a footballer. He went on to play tennis for Nigeria and up till now that he has turned 70, he is still very fit,” Alufohai submitted.
On the keen contest witnessed in the tournament, he said “it was expected because some of the best amateur players in the country and beyond were in attendance. So, any golfer that failed to hold his own would have been knocked off by his closest rival.