Daily Trust (Abuja)

7 May 2013

Nigeria: Otukpo Beats IBB Golf Club 49-25 in Matchplay

The Lions of Otukpo Golf and Country Club at the weekend defeated the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja49-25 in an Inter-club Matchplay competition.

The match play took place at the rush green Otukpo Golf and Country Club, St Mark Akpegede.

Otukpo, which was led by Ogwiji Inalegwu, won the matchplay beating the Abuja team led by Chris Shaiyen 49- 25.

The Otukpo club secured the Saturday's double matches 15-9 and wrapped up victory in the singles matches on Sunday by 34- 16.

It was the first time the two clubs would battle for honours in an interclub competition.

The competition was organised to promote co-operation between the members of the two clubs and develop the game of golf in Nigeria, attracted eminent Nigerians, including Senator Mark, former Governor of Osun State Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and former Minister of Communications Gen IBM Haruna (rtd).

It was also designed to offer exposure to the younger players of Otukpo so that they can have a better understanding of the rules and ethics of golf.

Speaking at the trophy presentation ceremony, Senate President, David Mark expressed delight at the victory which he attributed to the deliberate and sustained youth development policy.

"The lesson we can derive from this victory is that our catch them young policy is working. Once you give the youth the challenge and opportunity they will live to expectation", Mark said.

The date for the reverse matches, slated for Abuja will be announced by the IBB International Golf and Country Club.

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