This year’s edition of the famed Heineken Nigeria Cup Golf came to a thrilling end at the golf section of the Ikoyi 1938 on Sunday with Mufutau Balogun emerging as the tournament’s new champion. Balogun carded a net score of 72, to win the tournament by two-shots, beating over 180-others including last year’s winner, Joachim Schotyssek.
The week-long event also had Ajay K in the second position. Ajay netted a score of 74 while Afe I, who played off handicap 10,came in the third position after signing for 75-net.Olumide Ojutalayo and Obiora. Okonkwo completed the top five categories for men. While Ojutalayo netted a score 75 to lose on count back to Afe, Okonkwo shot an 18-hole round of 76-net also winning on count back.
Tim Ayomike, former Nigeria Cup winner topped in the gross category for men while Peter Eben-Spiff, also a former champion, ducked in the second position. Chris Obije also proved that he is still a force to be reckoned with grossing an 80-gross score to beat another former champion, Remi Olukoya. Olukoya carded 83-gross score.
Pat Bassey, signed for 85-gross score to complete the top five in the gross categories for men.
Being a premium interna-tional sport; Heineken, an international premium brand present in over 170 countries around the world has been partnering with the golf section of the prestigious Ikoyi Club 1938. To underscore this partnership, all the winners in various category of play were rewarded with Heineken Magnum in addition to other prizes.