*West Africa Golf Tour holds in IBB Golf course in Abuja
By Oluwole Francis
Vincent Torgah, the professional golf player from the coast city of Tema in Ghana has won the first edition of The Memorare tournament with a 4 under 68.
The final round with an even lead position shared with Kingsley Oparaku, who was rated to win this tourney by pundits. Vincent Torgah played the first 9 holes with an even par came to the back 9 with his first boogie after 12 holes, made 4 birdies in 5 holes to finish the last day of the tournament. Issa A. Nlareb who started the round with a 6 shots behind played a 5 under (67) finishing second position with the best score of the day and also of the tournament.
Nlareb also made an eagle on par 4 16th hole and played 4 birdies in his last 9 holes. After having led the first three rounds of the tournament, Kingsley Oparaku came third position with a score of plus 476. The winner of 2017 Port Harcourt and favourite to win the tournament played a 2 over 39 in the first 9 holes and 2 over on his last 9 holes.
Avisitor, Mapwanya from Zimbabwe finished 4th position who started the day’s round with 7 shots behind played plus 1 on his first 9 holes and made an eagle on par 5 12th hole ending the tournament with 2 under (70).
In 5th position, Gift Willy from Air Assault Club in Port Harcourt with a score of 74, the same as in the previous three rounds.
The next tournament of the West Africa Golf Tour, B & E match play, will take place from 26th June to 2nd July at the IBB International Golf
and Country Club in Abuja.
The event will start with the Caddies Competition on Monday 26th June. The professional tournament begins on Tuesday 27th June with a Round Robin of 64 players. The purse money will be 50.000 US dollars and the winner takes 8.000 dollars.
Entry to the tournament closes on Tuesday 13th June. So far entries comprise players from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroun, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago and Spain.