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Frank Egona emerges winner at DOAM foundation charity golf tournament

Frank Egona has emerged overall winner of the 2022 Daniel Ogechi Memorial Foundation Golf Tournament.

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Frank Egona has emerged overall winner of the 2022 Daniel Ogechi Memorial Foundation Golf Tournament.

Egona, an 18 handicapper, returned a 69 nett score at the one-day tournament at the Golf Section of Ikoyi club 1938, Lagos, to beat the rest of the field on a day of scintillating golfing experience.

Oare Ojeikere finished with one stroke behind him to pick the runner-up spot. Ganiyu Musa, another consistent donor to the foundation, finished two strokes behind to claim the second runner-up spot on count-back.

With his win, Egona carted away not only the much coveted winner’s trophy, but also an Air Peace Economy Class return ticket to Dubai, a TINO double-door Fridge, and an engraved bottle of Singleton Single Malt Whisky.

Speaking after achieving the feat, Egona said: “I feel so exhilarated to have won this title at this time and identify with the great charity programmes by the DOAM Foundation. I personally have been a strong supporter of the foundation and give kudos to their team for the quality of organisation and impact they are making in touching lives with donations from these tournaments.”

In the ladies category, Anietie Udo emerged the overall winner with a 71 nett score to beat Ifeoma Obata, the runner-up, by one stroke. Lola Ajibola finished as the second runner-up. Udo, in addition to the ladies’ champion trophy, was rewarded with an Air Peace economy return ticket to Accra and an engraved bottle of Singleton single malt whisky.

The event featured a field of 156 players in a strong show of support for the tournament.

Other winners at the event include Peter Eben-Spiff, who shot 76 to pick the best gross prize, beating Afe Joachim and Osiregbeme Egbakhumeh, who finished in second and third places respectively.