Isaiah Okonofua, over the weekend, won the 2022 15th Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor’s Cup of Golf held at the IBB Golf and Country Club, Abuja.
160 players starred in the 15th edition of the one-day competition decided in a ‘stroke play – shot gun’ format, with all the golfers teeing off at the same time, but from different points on the golf course.
Okonofua, playing 14 handicap with a gross score of 81 and a net of 67, finished as the overall winner of the cup competition. Mohammed Suleiman, playing with a 4 handicap with a net of 79, emerged as the men’s gross winner, while Julius Fadairo, who played with a 7 handicap, finished as first runner-up with a net of 85.
VO Adedipe won the men’s division 1 category (0-10 handicap) with 81 gross and an impressive 72 net. SO Sanya finished as the first runner-up in the category, playing in handicap 6 with 81 gross and 75 net.
Speaking after receiving his trophy, an emotional Okonofua said: “I thank God, who made it possible for me to be a celebrated champion today. I’ve been waiting for a day like this for four years, when I started playing golf, even though I haven’t been playing regularly.