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Sports News of Saturday, 17 September 2022


Ojo, Akar win International Pairs

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This year’s edition of the annual International Pairs Golf Championship came to a thrilling end at the Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938 on Sunday with the pair of Bidemi Ojo and Talal Akar emerging as the overall winner.

The pair grossed a total of 79-Stableford points to come tops in the competition.

They opened their game with 40-Stableford points to lead the pack on day one and closed with 39-Stableford points on the day–two for a total of 79-Stableford points over 36-holes to win the competition.

With the victory, the winning pair will enjoy a trip to Spain in November with 5-day of accommodation in a 5star hotel, where the world final of International Pairs has been scheduled to hold.

While Ojo and Akar reign supreme over co-contestants, the pair of Babatunde Oni and Anthony Unuavworho also gave a good account of themselves losing by just 3-Stableford points to the winner after shooting a total of 76-Stableford points.

The team of Walter Olatunde and Tim Maguire came third scoring 75-stableford points while Tim Ayomike and Emmanuel Oluoha were further down on the leaderboard at 75-Stableford points.

The pair of Gbenga Ayodele and Norden Thurston completed the top five on the events leaderboard.

Elated by the outcome, Ojo and Akar promise to be worthy representatives at the world finals, saying both players complemented and encouraged each other well on their way to victory. Guests are welcome to join the winners in Malaga Spain.