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Golf: Custodian Classic Returns with N20m Purse on PGD Tour

Golf: Custodian Classic Returns with N20m Purse on PGD Tour

Custodian Investment Plc has announced the second edition of the Custodian Classic, set to take place at the Lakowe Lakes Golf Club in Lagos from Thursday, March 28th to Saturday, 30th, 2024. The event has a total prize purse of N20 million naira.

Wole Oshin, the Group Managing Director of Custodian Investment Plc, said event is a show of the company’s commitment to social investment.

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In his remarks, he stated that; “The Custodian Classic has become a part our social investment towards capacity development of the Nigerian youth, a demographic pivotal to our nation’s future. It is our way of communicating faith in the abundance of talents in the country.”

He added that, strategic partnership with the PGD Tour underscores Custodian’s ethos of recognizing and rewarding excellence in sports.

“At Custodian, we share similar values with the PGD Tour and align with their developmental blueprint for the sport. Our collaboration shows our shared commitment to advancing the game of Golf.”

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Following the success of the inaugural edition at Ikoyi 1938 Golf Section, where Ghanaian Vincent Torgah clinched victory, this year’s event promises to be as exciting.

A lineup of approximately eighty players, hailing from Nigeria and beyond, including Ghana, Togo, Cote D’Ivoire, Senegal, and Cameroon, is poised to vie for the Custodian titles.

Femi Olagbenro, a director of the PDG Tour, commented at the role the Custodian Classic plays in enhancing the tour’s stability and fostering player development.

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The transition to Lakowe Lakes Golf Club, as host of the event signifies the tour’s evolution.

“What we are building, is a very dynamic platform where players will have to fight hard for every win and eventually task their productivity and abilities. We have tried a new venue for every returning event so far on this second season of the Tour, and this is what we hope we can continue,” affirmed Olagbenro.

The Custodian Classic will be played over 54 holes, while the top 30 players will qualify after 36 holes of play in the final round.

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