*Dethrones MosesÂ Anabui
The 2009 Total E&P Golf Tournament came to an end last weekend at the IBB Golf and Country Club, Â Â Â with the Chief Executive Officer of the oil company, Guy Maurice, declaring his companies total commitment to Nigerian golf andÂ sports in general.
Speaking during the well attended award/dinner nite, he noted, “For some of us, the tournament has provided an opportunity for renewal and development of golfing skills, and initiation of new acquaintances while renewing old ones….I wish to assure you of Total’s commitment to sports development in Nigeria. At Total we truly believe that Nigeria’s most important and enduring asset is not buried in its land, but reside in the 140 million people that populate this vast country. As we have done in the past, we shall continue to play our part in developing Nigeria’s sporting talents by sponsoring various sports competitions in our host communities and beyond. It was during one of these initiatives that we discovered one of Nigeria’s brightest golf talents, Mr Gift Willy, whom we sponsored to various golf tournaments around the world to hone his golfing skills”.
While thanking the sponsors, captain of IBB Golf and Country Club, Sir Chika Chijiena, revealed that the annual Total Golf Tournament keeps getting better. “This is the third edition of the tournament and I can say that it is even better than last year’s and that is a good sign of the commitment of the sponsoring company. I want to however ask that the tournament be turned to a two-dayÂ event next year so as to make it more competitive and enjoy ourselves”.
Top government officials, captains of industry, golf enthusiasts in and outside the oil and gas industry participated in the tournament.
At the end of the one-day 18 holes tournament, S. Olusa, a 22 handicapper dethroned single handicapper Moses Anabui, to take home the coveted trophy.
He won with 68 nett, one shot better than O.Okeke, who shot 69 nett while B.S Abdulkadir played 70 nett for second runner-up.
In the guest category, L.Decardo emerged winner while the ladies event which was keenly contested was won by E. Hall. Over 100 players took part in the tournament.