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Ighodaro, Oyarekhua Win Benin Club Golf Contest

This year’s Benin City Club golf competition ended at the weekend, with Dr. Emmanuel Ighodaro and Princess Habiibah Oyarekhua emerging male and female winners respectively in the upstream event.

Ighodaro, against all odds played 72 net to emerge overall best in the BCGS men’s handicap 0-14 ahead of General Oscar Iyare with 76 net, while Engineer Eseosa Ojomo settled for third place with 78 net.

While Iyare won the best gross award with 84 gross, Princess Oyarekhua, the club’s lady vice-captain was at her best to claim the female category with 76 net, bringing to five tournaments she has won this season.

Behind her, Nkiruka Awiaka played 77 net for second position while Folake Okorodudu beat Deborah Otabor on count-back to place third, while the latter won fourth place with 82 net each.

Similarly, BCGS Men’s handicap 15-28 was won by AVM Hassan Aliyu, having played 77 net, Gilbert Aghogho beat Rev. Fr. Peter Oshomah on count-back having both played 80 net each to settle for second and third place respectively.

Other winners were Engineer Stephen Ebaretonbofa with 78 net to claim the special guests trophy, while Gen. J. Bindawa and Edo State deputy governor,Rt. Hon. PhilipShaibu placed second and third respectively with 80 net and 87 net.

The two day tournament was packaged by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), in conjunction with BCGS.

Trophies and other prizes were presented by a representative of NNPC GMD as well as Shaibu and captain of the club, Osagie Nehikhare, among others.


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