Cameroon, Senegal, others storm Abuja as Ladies Professional golf tourney debuts

Cameroon, Senegal, others storm Abuja as Ladies Professional golf tourney debuts

By Joel Ajayi, Abuja

Just 48 hours after IBB Ladies Golf Open ended, no fewer than 10 countries
mainly from West Africa are already trickling into Abuja for another
five-day competition put together by Ladies Professional Golfers
Association of Nigeria (LPGAN).

Making this known to at the press conference inside IBB Golf Course in
Abuja yesterday, the Professional Golfer, Uloma Mbuko further disclosed
that Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Cameroon are on ground at the moment.

Mbuko said a total of 200 golfers (both professionals and Amateurs) have
registered with more yet to be formally admitted before commencement of the

According to her; “this tournament is an inaugural event to usher in Cote
Divorie, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, virtually all West African countries are
here with more still expected.

“Presently, many ladies are indicating interest. It’s going to be 72 holes
event for female professional and will last for four days with no cut, it’s
category handicap one and two. 36 holes will be for the guest players which
are going to last for two days with improved stroke play.

“In all, we are looking at range of 200 players professional amateur and
guest players. At the end of this inaugural event, everybody will go home
smiling. We are just starting, we don’t want to over-stretch ourselves.

Also speaking, Media Director of the event, Comrade Kayode Adeniyi
remarked; “All players are playing the one ball rule with the exception of
guest players. President of Professional golf union in Africa will be on
ground to supervise what will be going on. Nigeria is the very first
country to establish Professional Golfers Association and others are
following suite.”

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