Owner of Nigeria’s biggest Tug supply Vessels MV Atlantic Brigand, Augustine Ndubisi, has won the Lord Wilson Golf Open Tournament.
In a statement issued on Sunday by Mr Osagie Edward, Assistant Director Public Relations, NIMASA, said Ndubisi, who plays off handicap 17, won with one stroke under the course par.
The tournament took place at Lakowe Lakes Golf Resort in Lagos.
Also, the Secretary General of Memorandum of Understanding (Abuja MOU), Capt. Sunday Umoren, who plays handicap 28 came a close second position with two strokes over par.
“A Lagos based banker, Okposo Hector, came third. The individual medals were won by Emmanuel Emoghware, a marketing consultant, who won the medal for nearest the pin on the par 314th hole.
“ Mendes Seun won the medal for longest drive with a Tee shot of 248 meters on the par 418th hole,” he said.
Speaking shortly after receiving his trophy, Umoren welcomed the participation of more maritime stakeholders in the sport.
“ I am delighted that shipowners now join us in the game of golf. I look forward to a day Nigeria will host an international golf tournament for maritime stakeholders,” he said.
On his part, Ndubisi assured that he would drive the process to encourage Nigerian Maritime industry players to embrace golf.
Mr Bayo Alli of ARM Group, owners of Lakowe Golf Course, said that the management of the course was committed to organising national and international tournaments to ensure Nigeria was recognised globally in the sport.
He expressed delight at the interest stakeholders in the maritime sector now had in the game of golf. (NAN)(