Second round of the Masters (Amateurs) tournament
Survival of the Fittest: Winning Streak as D. Ali maintains lead in day 2 of the masters tournament
It's Day Two of the Masters tournament at the 18-hole Arsennal Golf Course Owerri, Six golfers battle it out in the dry harmattan weather to survive what seems to be a very competitive tournament.
Benue player D. Ali hit the ground running on day 1 but keeping the lead has seemed to be a challenge on Day two as he played 1 over par, barely distancing himself from his closest contender by two points but still maintaining his lead at the top of the leaderboard.
“I struggled a bit with my strategy causing me to miss a few chances but I'm happy to still be top of the leaderboard even though by hares breath. I look forward to giving it my best shot’’ said Ali as he reassuringly talked about maintaining a strategy that works.
With a total of 2-over par, U. Anuoro is the closest contender on the leaderboard, tailing D. Ali with a total of 146 to his 144 after both players finished the day on level par of 1 over each. It was a rather tidy round creating much suspense around both players into day three.
It's been a rather tough time for J.Alex the recent winner of the masters (Amateur) tournament in Owerri as he struggles to break out of 4th place on the leaderboard, he carded a 7 over par along with his contender J.Moses who firmly retains 3rd place in the second day. With 4points differentiating the two players, day three promises to be tougher and more eventful in defining who would emerge the Winner.
It was however a disastrous day for B. Gbadagesi who picked up an eight after over pitching the green, he fell one place in the leaderboard to place 6th on 8 over par 80 to drop from fifth place to sixth place on the leader board. On the other hand, A. Okeoma shot 6 over par 78 to step up to fifth place and with a good chance of stringing to the top in the next round.
Day three is riddled with tension and suspense, will J. Alex redeem himself and break into top 3? Find out all this and more in our next live update.