Vice Captain of the Calabar Golf Club, Maj Gen Am Sabo (rtd) has commended the lady Captain of the Club, Emma Timothy and the entire Ladies section for attracting such a big crowd during the 4th Calabar ladies open Golf championship that was rounded off in Calabar recently.
He said for the Lady Captain to lure golfers across the country to Calabar in this period of recession speaks volume of her acceptability and congratulated her for a successful event.
Earlier in her remarks, the Lady Captain of the Calabar Golf Club, Emma Timothy said she remains grateful to the Almighty God for what he has done for her.
According to her initially it was as if she did not have anybody on her side but with constant prayers by her family and friends things changed dramatically as she got favour from God.
She said for her to attract such a crowd to Calabar during this period of global health crisis, the covid-19 pandemic is something she will ever remain grateful to God.
The Lady Captain used the opportunity to thank her Chief sponsors, Chief Ikenna Okafor, other sponsors as well as the members of the Calabar Golf Club for making the 4th Calabar Ladies open golf tournament a memorable one.
At the end of the championship, a Lady golfer from the Port Harcourt main Club, love Ndarake emerged the overall winner with a gross score of 182 over 36 holes.
Jennifer Rimlinger with 189 gross came 2nd, Enuice Egwuatu was 3rd with 192 gross while the duo of Chiwe Obuaya and Priye Obuaya were placed 4th and 5th positions with 205 and 207 gross respectively.
In the veteran category male, Patrick Iwara emerged the winner with 72 nett over 18 holes while Ben Riokoma and Moses Ohiosimuan were placed 2nd and 3rd with 83 and 84 nett respectively.
Peter Utazi became the men winner with 71 nett, Akankpo Aniyom was 2nd with 72 on count back, Akinbayo John came 3rd with 72 nett while Omaka Ifeanyi was 4th with 73 nett.
Paul Ebiala won the male nearest to the pin and the longest drive on hole 9 while the sponsor’s winner prize went to Sunny Haruna who garnered 67 nett.
The week-long golf championship featured children tournament, caddies competition as well as the main event.
Highlights of the occasion included a minute of silence in honour of the late Captain of the Calabar golf Club, Avm Osim (rtd), and the presentation of prizes to the winners.