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


Barely 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 Blueprint Sports inside IBB Golf Course in Abuja yesterday, 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 tournament.
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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