Vodacom’s outing earns Odoh place in Lion of Africa tournament
Nigeria’s number one golfer, Oche Andrew Odoh, will go straight into the finals of the Lion of Africa Cape Town Open when it tees-off on November 24, 2016.
This is a result of the modest strides he recorded at last weekend’s Vodacom Origin of Golf Championship, where he finished in sixth place at St Francis’ Links in South Africa.
According to Odoh, the only consistent Nigerian player on the Sunshine Tour, this development would immensely boost his confidence going forward, especially as he hopes to leverage on the Cape Town wild Card to better his world ranking.“I am really pleased to have played so well last week and I am working hard to build on it when I get to Cape Town later in the month.”
On his play at the Vodacom Origin of Golf tourney, he remarked that he is proud of his sixth place at the event, adding that he has taken note of areas of his game that need to be brushed up.
“I dropped a number of shots coming home on two of the rounds. Of particular note was the last day that I was seven under par with three holes to go, but ended up picking some needless bogies. I would be taking some sessions with a psychologist along with my routine. In all, I should be fine before Cape Town Open tees off.”
Odoh’s last outing has moved him up several places in the world ranking, as he moved from 1, 877 to 1, 871 remaining the only Nigerian player to be officially ranked.
A top five finish at the Cape Town Open, will earn him an automatic spot at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, slated for December 1, 2016.
“My target is to be at the Alfred Dunhill Championship,” he said. Alfred Dunhill Championship is a co-sanctioned event between Sunshine Tour and European Tour, which makes it a tougher field, but Odoh believes the challenge is what he has prepared for all this year.