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Georgina Oboh Relishes European Golf Tour Entry

Nigerian female golf fast-rising sensation, Georgia Oboh is relishing her entry into the European Ladies’ Golf Tour and approaching a new record on the circuit.

The 2018 Youth Olympics ace is set to enact a new mark, after she finished third in the Ladies European Tour (LET) Qualifying School tournament.

She, therefore, becomes the first Nigerian female golfer to qualify for the finals, which come up in Morocco from December 16 to 20.

The 17-year-old Edo State-born golfer made the final in a field of 65 players from 38 countries, after posting the highest score on the final day of the in the pre- qualifying school event.

The A-grade contest held at Palm Golf Marrakesh Palmeraie in Morocco, where Oboh booked her place in the final stage of Lalla Aicha Tour School.

With this development, Oboh hopes to inspire junior girl golfers on the African Continent just as Seri Pak was to the Koreans.

At 17, Oboh is the youngest African to qualify for the Ladies European Tour School and youngest player in the Pre-Qualifying School A.

She got special permission to play as the policy is only to admit 18 years or older to the tour and this means that she must be accompanied by a parent to every event on the LET until she turns 18.

The European Tour is the premier Ladies Golf Tour covering Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe with events in the Middle East as well.

The Ladies European Tour Qualifying School is the gateway for female players to compete at an elite level globally, and Oboh says it is a dream come true for her.

Oboh said: “Since I was 8, it has been my dream to play on the Ladies European Tour and that dream is starting to unfold this week.”

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