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Golf: Ghana’s Torgah wins Nigeria’s PGD tour N1.5m

Golf: Ghana’s Torgah wins Nigeria’s PGD tour N1.5m
March 26
23:28 2023

Ghana’s Vincent Torgah on Saturday won the Custodian Classic in a play that was decided by three holes play-off to pocket the star prize of N1.5 million.

The 54-hole tournament was held at the golf section of Ikoyi Club 1938, Lagos.

After a joint lead in the first two rounds, Torgah ended the final round with a three-way tie with Gift Willy of Python Golf Club and Sunday Olapade of Ikoyi Club before the four-hole decider that rounded off the classic.

Torgah shot 70, 72, and 73 to finish with 215, two over par, edging Willy and Olapade to the runner-up place after the play-off.


Mohammed Kabir-Haruna from Kano Golf Club placed fourth with 70, 76, and 71 scores on the three days. He totaled 215, +4 for the event, two shots off the leading pack.

Wole Oshin, group managing director of Custodian Investment, expressed delight at the display of sportsmanship by the players while pledging further support for the PGD tour.

“The skill on display, especially in the few holes I walked with them, was impressive. This
is one of the reasons we are partnering to promote the PGD Tour,” he said.


On his part, Femi Olagbenro, PGD tour tournament chief, said the Custodian event was an improvement to the Meristem Open in January.

“We will keep pushing the boundaries because that is the only way to pursue the growth and development of this professional golf,” Olagbenro said.

Meanwhile, Oche Odoh, former Nigeria’s number-one player, has praised the tour’s consistency, saying it has brought hope to the future of professional golf in the county.

“The few events that the Tour has hosted so far have shown that they are focused and have a long time plan for golf development,” Odoh said.



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