For playing Hole in One on the opening day of the third leg of the ongoing Glo Golf Tour West Africa 2012 at the IBB Golf and Country Club, Mohammed Yahya Lima of host IBB Club yesterday won Globacom's Toyota Corolla car as star prize for the feat.
It was a strong Nigerian showing as Andrew Dominic also of the IBB Golf Club finished top of the log at 2 under (70), while Sanusi Mubasiru, Willy Gift, Obi Emeka and Shockai Ibrahim all finished at 1 under at 71.
Other Nigerian players such as Andrew Oche Odoh who won the 2nd Leg at Sagamu finished joint third at 72 with Agwom Luka and Odoh Martin.
Ghanaian contingent of Vincent Torgah and Korblah Emos finished in 6th place with five other players, while Cameroonians Tchana Christian, Nlareb Issa and Nloga Alexandre closed the day at 78, 84 and 85 respectively.
Senegalese player Samba Niang finished on a score of 80.
The competition will continue tomorrow with the amateur players taking to the green.
Lima recorded the feat on hole 8, when in an attempt to birdie, the shot went into the hole, handing him the prize, the first since the tour started two weeks ago.
Liman, who told reporters that he did not plan to play Hole in One, however said he was happy to have won the prize, which he described as 'bigger than the tournament prize'.
"My intention was not to play hole-in-one. By the time I got to Hole 8, I was on 5 over, so my plan was to play a birdie and come to 4 over; but luckily, when I smashed the ball into the green, it went into the hole.
"I am very happy for the feat. Glo has changed the game of golf in Nigeria, and for me the prize for Hole-in-One is even bigger than the tournament prize", Liman stated.
No fewer than 75 professionals and seven category one amateurs teed off at the IBB Golf and Country Club Abuja yesterday for the third leg of the ongoing Glo Golf Tour West Africa 2012, among them top ranked golfers Andrew Odoh Oche, Emos Korblah and Torgah Vincent.