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Emefiele lauds victorious golfers at CBN Governor’s Cup


[FILE PHOTO] Godwin Emefiele

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has commended Ugochukwu Chigborogu and others for brushing aside all oppositions to emerge champions at the 2018 CBN Governor’s Golf Cup held at the IBB Golf and Country Club, Maitama, Abuja, at the weekend.

Chigborogu, who had a Handicap of 26.5 before the one-day tournament, earned a gross net of 91 and 65 to beat over 200 golfers from across the country in the competition to have a new handicap of 23.5.

Bello O. came tops in the men’s Division1 (handicap 0-10) category with a gross net of 79 and 70, beating A. Chigbo and S.M. Bello to the second and third positions respectively, while the division Two (handicap11-19) title went to S. Ndifon, who defeated the duo of S. Mahbubani and Saeed to claim the title with 83 and 68 gross net.


The men division Three (handicap 19-28) was won by A. Emezozo, who played a gross of 91 and 70 nets to edge out B.C. Son and G. Udjor respectively. 

The lady golfers were not left out, as Grace Ihonvbere had a gross net of 86 and carded 75 in the ladies (handicap 0-20) to emerge victorious, while N. Abubakar won the ladies division Two (handicap 21-36) title.

The ladies’ veteran category was won by J. Barber with a gross net of 98 and 69 ahead of J. Acholonu, who had 107 and 78 gross nets.

Sanusi Abdullahi won the men’s staff longest drive title in the auxiliary division, while Grace Ihonvbere claimed the title for women.

Other winners include, E. Chioba for men’s longest drive, M. Edozie, won the ladies nearest to pin, and Edward Mark clinched the men’s nearest to pin prize.

Excited on the outcome of the competition, CBN Governor, Emefiele, who was represented by bank’s Director, Corporate Communications, Mr. Isaac Okorafor, thanked the golfers for contributing to the success of this year’s championship.

He pledged the banks continuous support to the IBB International Golf and Country Club.

He added that CBN, in collaboration with the club, would work out mechanism to allow more golfers to pitch up for the exercise starting from 2019.

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