By John Egbokhan
The Ist Smoking Hill Invitational golf tournament has ended in Ilara-Mokin, OndoState, with winners emerging in seven categories.

The one-day event, which featured about 82 players, saw Bayo Adeleke emerging the champion in the men’s handicap 0-14. He had 36 points to beat Yinka Olaniyi, with 35 points, into the second position while Moses Ojo finished third with 33 points.

An excited Adeleke, while saluting his competitors for putting up a brave fight, said that he was destined to win given his preparations for the event.

SET TO PUTT....Frank Ezenwah about to putt at the Ist Smokin Hills golf tournament in Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State on September 21. PHOTO; Kehinde Gbadamosi
SET TO PUTT….Frank Ezenwah about to putt at the Ist Smokin Hills golf tournament in Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State on September 21. PHOTO; Kehinde Gbadamosi

“I worked hard for this victory and I am happy that my hard work has been rewarded with this golden victory”, said Adeleke.

Bola Ahmed emerged champion in the men’s handicap 15-28. His closest challenger, Temitope Alonge, whose haul of 31 points, was four points shy of Ahmed’s points.

In the ladies category, Abiodun Hassan from the Abeokuta golf club was declared champion. Joyce Nicole finished second while Bethel Umeh came third.

Speaking afterward to Sports Vanguard, Hassan said she was motivated to dig deep for the victory by the beautiful and impressive Smoking Hills Golf Course, which she described as the best in the country.

“I have been around the country and seen all the golf courses that are here but what I saw here has really impressed me a lot. The greens and fairways are just too good. This for me is the best in the country. Even the IBB golf course does not match-up to the standard of this golf course in Ilara-Mokin”, said a victorious Hassan.

In other categories, Alfred Diete-Spff finished top in the veterans section, Thomas Franklin emerged champion in the men’s longest drive while Grace Lucas scooped the ladies equivalent.

 

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