*seeks corporate sponsorship
Andrew Oche Odoh from IBB International Golf Club Abuja has emerged winner of the first edition, KADINVEST Pinnacle Communications Pro-Am Golf Tournament.
Oche Odoh played -11 to finish tops, and was presented with a cash prize of N702,000, with bonus of N200,000 donated to him by Pinnacle Chairman, Sir Lucky Omoluwa and another N50,000 from the Captain of host club, Kaduna Golf Club (KGC), Colonel Ibrahim Biu (rtd).
His elder brother, Martins Odoh from Minna Golf Club finished as runner-up after playing -1 and got cash prize of N390,000 and additional N100,000 from Pinnacle Communications Chairman.
Second runner-up went to Bako K. (0) from Kano Golf Club and earned N312,000 while the best international participant, Korblah E. (1) finished fourth and received N249,600.
Fifth position went to Epe F. (3) got N197,600, sixth, Francis C. (6) got N176,800 and seventh Ayisah L. from Ghana (8) earned N166,000.
Four players tied on the eight spot. They are Mohammed .H., Abubakar M., Odegha S.J. and Olapade S. They all played (9) and are each entitled to N156,000.
After receiving his trophy and cheque, Odoh thanked the sponsor and management of KGC.
“Since I became a pro 14 years ago, this is the first time we are playing professional golf in here.
“I want to say thank you to all who supported me while growing up.
“To the sponsor, Mr. Lucky, thank you for giving professionals this opportunity. We would forever remain grateful.
“I thank my elder brother and my caddy Abu. Now I am battling will sponsorship. The prize money will help me to fund my ticket fares to international tournaments,” he said.