Olajide, Obadina win Alake 14th Coronation Anniversary Golf Tourney
By ABIODUN JIMOH, ABEOKUTA
Owolabi Olajide and Hannah Obadina have emerged champions at the just concluded 14th Coronation Anniversary Golf Tournament held at Abeokuta Golf Club, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
The one day tournament promoted by the club while OANDO Plc was the main sponsor of the tournament organized in honour of His Royal Majesty (HRM) Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, Okukenu IV CFR , Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, featured over a hundred golfers across the South West States, Kwara and Edo State too.
Gracing the closing ceremony were Agura of Gbagura, HRH Oba Saburi Babajide Bakri who represented the Alake, Deputy Managing Director of OANDO Plc, Onamofe Boyo; Chairman of the club Board of Trustees, Hon. Justice Ademola Bakri, and many other dignitaries.
The Abeokuta golfer, Olajide, handicap one, was at his best form at the tournament when he played a net score of 69 to emerge winner in men’s category ahead of Igbokwe O. (hcp. 17) from Dolphin golf club whose net score was 70, while Sam Owolabi (hcp.7) of Sagamu golf club placed third with 73 net.
Obadina, (hcp.10) was crowned the ladies event champion with ease as her best performance of 67 net outclassed Abeokuta based golfer, Adenike Jimoh (hcp.23), who played 71 net to place first runner up while her compatriot, Kessy Agana, (hcp.26), settled for second runner-up having recorded 73 net.
Also, Dimeji Sorunke, (hcp.1) from Abeokuta golf club was adjudged the best gross winner in the men’s cadre having played 73 gross while Alaba Adetunji from Ikeja golf club won the best gross award with 87 gross in the ladies event.
Other winners include Ruth Luwoye and Dimeji Sorunke, both from Abeokut golf club won nearest the pin hole 10, while Obadina, and Tolu Martins from Ikoyi club won the ladies and men’s longest drive award respectively. Oluwasegun Oluseye, (hcp.23) played 75 net to win the veteran category ahead of Okuboye Lemboye with 78 net.
The highlight of the event was the presentation of trophies and other valuable prizes to winners in various categories as well as others who distinguished themselves at the one day tourney.
The giant trophy and other valuable prizes presented by the Alake who was represented by the Agura of Gbagura, HRH Oba Saburi Babajide Bakri.