Erhamen, Ugiagbe win Prince Erediauwa/Ologbosere tourney
The tournament, organised by Golfing Friends of Prince Erediauwa Aghatise and Mayer Ologbosere, featured over 120 players from six golf clubs across the country, who came to honour the two celebrants for their contributions to the game.
At the end of the keenly contested competition, Erhamen, handicap seven, played a net score of 73 to emerge champion in the men’s category ahead of Oscar Iyare, who played 75 net, while Peace Anuna settled for third place with a net score of 78.
Ugiagbe, who is the Benin Club’s current lady captain, stepped up her game to lift the ladies trophy with a net score of 76, just as the duo of Prof. J. Mokwunyei and Suwadetu Mahmud placed second and third with net score of 76 each respectively. They lost on count back.
Similarly, Osaze Iyare won the best gross awards with 78. Also, Basil Idahosa won the men nearest the pin hole two award, while Suwadetu Mahmud won the ladies category. The longest drive hole one award went to Tony West and S. Emina respectively.
Other winners include Igbinadolor Jude with 76 net and S. Emina, with 71 net in the guests, men and ladies, event. The veteran men and ladies title went to Basil Idahosa, while Prince Parry Osayande with 83 net won the super veteran award.
The highlight of the tournament was the presentation of Benin bronze cast trophies and foreign trophies, as well as other fabulous prizes to all the winners and other distinguished guests at the event.
Prince Aghatise, who spoke at the occasion, expressed gladness on the honour bestowed on him and Ologbosere by the Golfing Friends in collaboration with the great Benin Club Golf Section, which attracted top golfers to the club.
He also thanked all those who came to share in the moment of their happiness through the golf tournament, and prayed for their journey mercy back home, while calling on the club members to continually identify with subsequent celebrants through the golf medium.
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