Home Other Sports Golf: Olapade Takes Custodian Title in Style at Lakowe
Other Sports

Golf: Olapade Takes Custodian Title in Style at Lakowe

Ikoyi Club Sunday Olapade, last Friday won the Second Custodian Golf Classic at the Lakowe Lakes Golf Club in Lagos, to record his first win on the Professional Golf Developmental Tour.

He shot 73, 68, 73 (214), two under par, to pocket the N3 million star prize at the 54 holes affair.

ALSO READ: Drama as Popular Nigerian Pastor Sleeps with Super Eagles star’s wife

“It was a tough event, given the quality of the players on the field. I think hard work paid off for me, and I want to thank God for this opportunity to win this event.” Olapade said after holing the winning put at Lakowe.

Wole Oshin, the Group Managing Director of Custodian Investment, said that the event is an avenue to show support for the abundance of talent in professional golf in the country.

“This event is our platform to support professional golf. We believe other corporates and individuals can see the potential in them through the light events like this shine on them.” He said

He also underscored that the purse of this year’s event was raised by a hundred percent to N20 million naira from N10 million at the first edition of the Custodian Classic in Ikoyi Club last year.

“The purse was increased to N20 million this year in response to the high number of foreign players request to be part of the event from the entries and data analyzed from the first edition.”

ALSO READ: Rivers United draw First blood against USM Algers in CAF Confederations Cup Clash

Ghana’s Augustine Manasseh led the foreign players’ charge for the title that ended him at 222 (+6) after the 54-hole play, which could only fetch him a joint fourth-place finish alongside Otukpo-based George Inalegwu.

Nigeria’s former number one, Kamalu Bako who topped the event’s leaderboard with a 68, four under par on the opening day, struggled to a second-place finish with four strokes adrift of Olapade’s winning score. Francis Epe, current PGD Tour leader, placed third with 224, four over par finish, suffering the same fate.

PGD Tour’s Commissioner, Femi Olagbenro, said that the Tour is gaining momentum, and they are working to raise the deliverables for all stakeholders.

“We are bringing freshness to the Tour on so many fronts, the tweaks we are working on with the venue and trying to onboard new sponsors while ensuring all parties get the right value for their investment.”

Facebook Comments Box

%s Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles

Golf: Epe Retains eTranzact Title, Eyes US Tour

 Lagos-based Francis Epe, defended the eTranzact title he won last year over...

FASU Strengthens Committees with Appointments from Nigeria

The Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU) has announced the appointment of...

Demilade Akanbi Shines Bright at 7th Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club 1938 Inter School Sports Swim Meet

Demilade Akanbi emerged as the star of the show at the recently...

Black Scorpions announces New Coach after Oyekale’s Sudden Departure

Ganiyu Muftau The Black Scorpions football club has a new leader on...

Verified by MonsterInsights