This The 61st edition of the Lagos Amateur Open lived up to expectations after Emmanuel Ojeabulu from Benin took the title.
Going into the final 18 holes, Ojeabulu played some of the best golf of his life, maintaining a solid par and closing with a 3-over 74 to win the World Amateur Rankings by two strokes Approved race footage.
Ojeabulu opened with a 75, had a 78 the next day and closed with a 74, replacing defending champion Aminu Kadir as the winner on the winners’ list.
George Paul, who was expected to win the tournament, collapsed under the pressure and closed with a lackluster 79 to lose the pair by two shots.
In third place is Muyideen Olaitan, who has won the Lagos Open trophy three times, while Iyare Osaze is a stroke further behind in the championship standings, leaving perennial contender Olajide Owolabi, who had the tournament’s best shot of the day. Good score 72 two-person competition, ranked fifth.
Satisfied with the results of the three-day event, the annual tournament sponsor, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, pledged to continue sponsoring the tournament and other sporting events across the country.
During the closing ceremony, FirstBank CEO Adesola Adeduntan (represented by the bank’s executive director and chief risk officer Olusegun Alebiosu) said that the bank will continue to honor its commitment to sports as it is proud of it.
“Keeping a game like this going is not going to be easy so I congratulate FirstBank for their commitment,” golf captain Tony Oboh said.