17 November 2012

Nigeria: No Winner for Wuraola Golf's Toyota Camry

The 9th edition of Elizabeth Wuraola Ojo golf tournament ended with no winner good enough to take home the star prize of Toyota Camry car.

Sponsor of the competition played at Ikeja Golf Club, Toyota Nigeria Limited dangled the Toyota Camry at any golfer that can play a hole-in-one game, but none of the 130 golfers that took part in the tourney was able to attain this feat.

"It is so sad that nobody has been able to win this car since the championship began nine years ago. No golfer has been able to play to the highest standard to win the car, I hope some will win the car in the next edition," said Chief Michael Ade Ojo, chairman of Toyota Nigeria Limited, who sponsored the tournament in honour of his late wife, Chief (Mrs.) Elizabeth Wuraola Ojo, an ardent golfer in her lifetime.

Chief Ade Ojo, however, commended the standard and organisation of this year's competition, saying that he was overwhelmed with the quality of players that took part in the tourney and the packaging of the grand finale ceremony. "I'm so glad that our golfers displayed high sense of professionalism in the competition. I want to say that the next edition will be better and bigger," he said.

Gbenga Ayodele scored 67 nett to win the men's event of the competition, while Veronica Chaka Awatai with 96 gross won the ladies event.

To the new champion, Ayodele, his target from the beginning of the tournament, was to win the star prize of Toyota Camry.

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