Golf: Ahube Emerges Winner of 2023 Nigeria Ladies Open

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Golf: Ahube Emerges Winner of 2023 Nigeria Ladies Open

Golf: Ahube Emerges Winner of 2023 Nigeria Ladies Open

Nnenna Ahube, Lady Captain of the Bonny Island Golf Club (BIGC) has emerged as the winner of the 2023 Nigeria Ladies Open in Abuja.

Ahube finished as the overall winner on Sunday after playing 251 gross over three days.

Ahube playing handicap (HCP) 12, returned a gross scores of 85, 81 and 85 on a three consecutive days totaling 251 gross.

The result saw her triumph over no fewer than 125 lady golfers who competed for the prestigious 2023 Nigerian Ladies Open trophy at the TYB International Golf Resort and Country Club, Abuja.

“I came all the way to represent the Eastern zone and today, I am taking the trophy home from Abuja to Bonny Island.

“I played with amazing ladies from different golf clubs across the country.

“It was just my lucky day. I mean, it was exhausting but golf is what it is,” Ahube said.

She, however noted that the course was quite challenging as it was her first experience playing at the TYB International Golf Resort Resort and Club.

The BIGC lady captain expressed joy that she was able to surmount all the challenges at the end of the pulsating encounter.

“On the first day, I played six on hole one, but then the two other days I played pars on them.

“And then we got to hole three where the flag was placed in a very difficult position.

“I saw some people play 12, 14, but I made it. I was three on the green and ended up playing out 7.

“So, those were my highlights and most challenging holes on the final day,” she said.

Ahube was closely followed by Blessing Obaje from Northern zone with a total score of 253 over 18 holes in the handicap 0-18 category.

Comfort Adokole with 255 gross and Rita Izoje with 261 gross finished as 1st and 2nd runners-up respectively.

In the Auxiliary prizes, Obioma Elijah shot 230 metres off tee, which was adjudged as the longest drive on Day 1.

Grace Ogeili with a 245 metres off tee effort, won the prize for the longest drive on Day 2.

Angel Ajuzie won the nearest to the pin prize with her 4.2 metres effort on Day 1, while Faith Otunyo won nearest to the pin with a 6.7 metres effort on Day 2.

NAN also reports that Sandra Emina and Igho Ugbehu of the Southern Zone won the zonal competition which had West, East and Northern zones vie for honours.

Sandra Komakech and Blessing Obaje who both represented the Northern Zone finished second.

The duo of Helen Ayo and Nnena Ahube of the Eastern Zone settled for the third position, while the pair of Hauwa Adamu and Susan Marcus of the Western Zone finished at the bottom of the log.

The Northern Zone representatives impressed the judges the most in the march past parade and were adjudged the winners, followed by the Eastern Zone in second position.

The Western and Southern Zone finished third and fourth respectively.

The 2023 Nigeria Ladies Open which was organised by LGAN began on Thursday and ended on Sunday at the TYB International Golf Resort and Country Club, Abuja