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Oghumah, Awiaka win 2019 NNPC upstream golf tournament in Benin

Benedict Oghumah and ex-lady captain, Princess Nkiruka Awiaka on Saturday night emerged winners of the 2019 edition of NNPC Upstream Golf Tournament held at Benin Club Golf section (BCGS) in Benin City.

Oghumah (hcp ) emerged winner in the handicap 0-18 men’s category after beating vice captain, Mayer Ologbosere on count back after they both played 75 net respectively, just as Dr. Bola Atua, ex-captain picked the third position with Engr. Esosa Ojomo who played 86 gross winning the best gross award.

Princess Awiaka’s dominance in the ladies category became obvious as her 71 net was far better than the second and third place finishers, ex-lady captains Debby Otabor and Suwadetu Mahmud, who played distant 78 net and 79 net respectively.

However, in the men’s handicap 19 28 category, Hon. Osazuwa Ehiorobo, Provost of Hackers 28 Kitty group recorded 74 net to win the category ahead of Blessing Ovbiye (78 net) and Hon. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen (81 net) to settle for first and second runners-up with ease.

Omonohio Godfrey was adjudged the overall best golfer among the NNPC staff with a net score of 72. S. D. Moses (81 net) and Dr. Dakop Yoila (75 net) won in the hcp 0-18 and hcp 19-28 category respectively.

Other winners include Kama Hanania (68 net), and D. Ifiok (75 net) who won the NNPC guests ladies and men’s category respectively.

It was a mixed fortune for the Emina’s family as Prof. Anthony Emina with 72 net won guests men’s category while S. Ebunilo played 73 net to win the guests ladies at the expense of his wife, Sandra Emina, who played a net over.

Sir Tony Aghedo (74 net) won the veteran men while Prof. Josephine Mokwuenyi (82 net) won the veteran ladies just as former deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Parry Osayande won the super veteran men award.

The high point of the award ceremony was the presentation of various trophies and amazing prizes to all those who distinguished themselves at the tournament that featured over 200 golfers from across the country as well as the NNPC staff golfers.

Meanwhile,the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari and the chief sponsor of the tournament had personally performed the ceremonial tee-off of the two-day golf tournament before the award ceremony when he highlighted the importance of golf and Benin Golf Club to NNPC.

Source: The Nigerian Observer