Abuja - Okey Igweh won the northern regional qualifiers of the MTN World Golfers Championship in Abuja on Saturday.
The event, held at the IBB International Golf and Country Club, attracted golfers from across the nation.
A final round of 74 was enough to win the tournament and qualify for the national final. The final is scheduled for Le Meridien Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort in Uyo in September.
Igweh has good experience at hand as the Abuja based hotelier has represented Nigeria in the 2010 MTN WGC final in Hua-Hin, Thailand.
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“The MTN WGC is one of the best tournaments in Nigeria being played by discerning clubs,” Igweh told punchng.com
“I was in Thailand in 2010 and I must admit that the benefits to network and opportunity to compete with other international golfers cannot be matched by other tournaments.”
Meanwhile, John Bornatt of IBB Golf Club, who participated in the event for the first time, sang the tournaments praises.
“It is a good platform for exposure,” said Bornatt.
“Most people aspire to be at the world stage where they get to play outside the country because it is one of the more competitive tournaments. It is one of the better tournaments at the club as it is done annual basis."
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