Supersport relays Odoh, Oparaku’s West Africa Golf Tour victories today


Oche Odoh

Exciting highlights of Nigerian professional golfers, Oche Odoh and Kingsley Oparaku, in the first two series of West Africa Golf Tour (WAGT) will be relayed on Supersport today, the organisers of the Tour have disclosed.

According to a statement by the organisers, the edited coverage, a collaboration to promote golf in Nigeria, will enable the public experience for the first time a television coverage focusing exclusively on professional golfers from Nigeria and the rest of West Africa.

The duration of each highlights is for one hour and the event is scheduled to be broadcast for seven days on different channels of Supersport,” the statement read.
Odoh and Oparaku won eight days apart in Abuja and Ilara-Mokin after holding off fierce challengers from Ghana and Cameroon.

Odoh’s remarkable victory in Abuja, when he turned a four shots deficit into victory against Ghanaians, Vincent Torgah and Emos Korblah, in play off, is a must see performance for golf fans.

The player caught fire in the closing stage and famously holed out for par from the fringe of the 18th green to stretch the contest into extra holes. He won the tournament after his Ghanaian adversaries dropped shots on the 18th, the first sudden death hole.

Last Sunday was Oparaku’s turn to win his first title since he turned professional 15 years ago.The player, who is a member of MENA Tour of United Arab Emirates, led Torgah by one shot after 54 holes. But following a momentary blip that saw Torgah reach the summit, he took charge with birdies at holes 6, 9 and 11.

He sank a long par putt on the 18th for a level par 288 victory as compatriot Odoh trailed by three shots, while Mvondo Ebela Desire of Cameroun, Kamilu Bako of Nigeria and Torgah tied for third at 3 over par.

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