FINAL ROUND OF ROAD TO NIGERIAN MASTERS:
 
CHRISTOPHER AMBE CRUISES TO HIS SECOND WIN IN AFRICAN TOUR 2021.

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Christopher Ambe raced out to the top of the leaderboard after a brilliant first round in Arsenal Golf Course, Owerri on Thursday, and he never looked back from there.

 

 

Ambe shot a four-under 68 Thursday to finish to finish 5 under for the tournament, topping J. Moses by Twenty-four strokes. He opened with a seven – under 66 on Thursday and stayed the course from there.

Five players (J.Moses, J. Ibrahim, M. Pam, U. Anoruo and B. Gbadagesi) rounded behind with poor scores.

For Ambe, this is the second win on African tour, it was an emotional day.

‘’I am very delighted to be playing in this tournament and grateful for the opportunity and look forward to coming back for more tournament’’Ambe said during his interview.

He shows his excitement and looking forward to the Ivory coast tournament in April.

 

With the win, Ambe earned himself a cool $ 500 payout and he also earned an extra $200 for beating the 5-under record.

He also still remains No 1 in the Professional OOM 2021. Not bad for four days’ worth of work.

It wasn’t an easy road. He played 80 in his second round and bounced back up the next day.

 

Indeed, he is a great Professional.

We cant wait for the next round ….. See you in May

ROAD TO NIGERIAN MASTERS LEG 3 DAY 3: Christopher Ambe back at it again!

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The Road is getting tougher, with eight players racing to win Christopher Ambe the leading champion is back on his feet again.

 The third day in the beautiful course of Obinze Owerri, Ambe who bounced back from his second round finished with 69 making him lead with Fourteen shots ahead.

Ambe started the day with two birdies and 2 bogeys finishing with E in the front night. He later played very well in the back nine with three birdies finishing with three under for the day.

In second place is M. Pam who finished with 80, still has a lot of work to do to catch the leader.

The rest of the chasing pack have a long way to go as they enter the last round of the Leg 3 in Arsenal Golf Club Obinze Owerri, Imo state.

 

We cant wait to see the final result of the tournament…..Stay Tuned.

DAY 2 ROAD TO NIGERIN MASTERS 2021:

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The Second day of the Road to Nigerian Masters in the beautiful Arsenal golf course Obinze Owerri had been a very challenging day for the Eight players.

With Christopher Ambe still leading with 3 shots, his score of 80 in the second day was not encouraging. If he doesn’t sit up, he might lose to other players catching up with him.

In second place is M. Pam with 74 on the second round, he had the best score on this round, While J. Ibrahim behind him and J. Moses finished 74 on his second round.

The Game is getting tougher and hard to predict, the players need to bring their A game in Day 3.

‘The Energy is Different’ : Takeaways

 from Round 1 of Leg 3 Road to Nigerian Masters

The Third leg of Road to Nigerian Masters is finally here, On Monday the 22nd 8 golf players came to Arsenal Golf Course Obinze Owerri to compete.

Christopher Ambe, the No 1 on the Professional Order of Merit 2021, finished the day top of the leaderboard. The Champion was nearly perfect, putting together with only one bogey round of 66 to finish the day at 6 under par.

Ambe, who already won the last leg this season, maneuvered his way through much tougher conditions in the afternoon, reeling off with five birdies and one eagle as pat of his 66.

Other Golfers like J. Moses who finished with 74 in the first round, M.Pam finished 75 while U. Anoruo finished 77.

 

Can Christopher Ambe keep up with his wonderful score in Round 2, STAY TUNED!

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ROAD TO NIGERIAN MASTERS 2021 LEG 2:

 Christopher Ambe Earn 6- Shot Win over Uchenna Unoruo

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Christopher Ambe won the 2021 Road to Nigerian Masters leg 2 on Thursday, there is no doubt Christopher is primed to have more wins in African Tour this year.

 

 

For the first time in three seasons on the African Golf Tour, Christopher Ambe finally won the Road to Nigerian Masters 2021 leg 2 by defending Uchenna Anoruo to claim a six- stroke win.

 

 

Having led the tournament from the first round with 73, 69, 73, the Minna based professional golfer shot 72 on his final round to seal the victory. In second place is Anuoruo a promising newbie pro on the Tour sitting six-strokes away.

It’s a climax of a remarkable journey and path for the youngster, who this week suddenly and triumphantly realized the fruits of years’ worth of labor after sneaking into the field at the 11th hour, to winning an event as well as reaching the Number 1 spot on the Pro African Tour 2021 Order of Merit.

In his Interview after the game, Christopher Ambe talks about how he took a chance to enter the tournament, he believed in himself and in his game and was confident when he registered. He also mentioned he has been intensively working on his game, his plan in the nearest future is to play on the world Tour, European Tour and the US PGA Tour.

 

The next Leg of the Road to Nigerian Masters comes up next week, we await to see what the youngers have for us.

ROAD TO NIGERIAN MASTERS 2021: DAY 3

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Christopher Ambe shoots 3rd- Round 73 thereby leading with 5 shots in the Road to Nigerian Masters

 

Christopher Ambe’s exciting week at the 2021 road to Nigerian Masters continued Wednesday as he continued leading with 1 under par 215 in the third round at Arsenal Golf Course, Owerri, Imo state.

Ambe entered the third round well off after shooting a 73 in the first round and 69 in the second round. Upon entering the course, Ambe was leading by six shots, with Uche Anoruo behind.

 

The Minna Pro started his round with a bogey on the 4th hole, before making a birdie on the 9th hole finishing the first nine with even par, 35. He opened his back nine run with a bogey and birdie on the 11th/12th hole and two more bogey on the 14th and 18th hole for a round score of 73.

 

Speaking after his rounds Ambe was happy with his performance and hoped to replicate the same in the final round.

 

Ambe now sits Six strokes ahead of Uchenna Anoruo who had a shot if 73 with the leader, making him his gross score to 5 under par, 221.

The stage is set for a pulsating finish to the second leg of the 2021 Race to Nigerian Masters, with up to two players with a realistic chance of claiming the title in Arsenal Golf Course.

The rest of the players behind struggling to keep Up and have little chance as the final round gets closer.

Round four action will tee off at 8:30 AM.

FINAL ROUND OF ROAD TO NIGERIAN MASTERS(AMATEURS) 
 
George Inalegwu wins Leg 13 Amateur Race to Nigerian Masters for the first time.

George Inalegwu closed with 2 over 74 and won the Race to Nigerian Masters Leg 13, making it his first time of taking lead in the tour 

George shot Par 72 on his first round, went behind on his second round with 3 over par, coming back up on his third round with 1 under to win the tournament with 4 shots ahead of the others.



 

In his Interview George explained how he is  excited to be the winner of the African golf tour amateur category, he said ''last week I missed the cut by two but I decided to practice more so I could step up my game. The tour really helped to motivate us through the birdie meter count, this also had effect in helping me boost my confidence at the game so I can make some winnings. I intend to play well in the next tournament so I can maintain being a winner always''.

U. Anoruo and D. Ali tie in second place with 8 over par. Ali made a remarkable game this week. The first round for him was badly played. he started coming up from the second round with 2 over, while his third and final round he finished with 2 under. He played 1 eagle, 3 birdies and 3 bogey in his final round. In his interview he said ''I'm so happy to be among the few player who went under par today!! because the course is tough. Golf is usually not about the physical strength,  but ones ability to compose and manage your mental strength in the course of play, which is all about been positive. I was actually able to do a bit of that today that is why I was able to shoot 70 today''

What a wonderful game this round as been. This is the first time three players are making cut in 2021 Race to Nigerian Masters.

We hope to see better scores in the next round coming soon. Stay Tuned!!

Christopher Ambe Eyes 7th Title as he extends lead in Road To Nigerian Masters

BY Ilori wonderful Published for 9jagolf.com.ng 6/17/2021 02:27:00 AM

Christopher Ambe chased a Tuesday 6-under 66 with a Saturday 71 1-under Par, entering final round of the 2021 Road to Nigeria Masters Leg-8 holding a whooping 11 strokes lead.

 

 

The Minna based professional, who entered the tournament off a win at the 7th leg of the series, moved to 3-under after 54holes following a round highlighted by four bogeys and five straight birdies which helped him extend his leading margin.

 

 

Christopher Ambe's golfing career, is one that is characterized by  hard work in all ramifications. so when it’s going his way, as it is now! He just needs to enjoy it.

 

 

Remaining in second place heading into the final round of the tournament is Jimoh Ibrahim who faltered in the third round after posting a 4-over 76, with a cumulative score of 8-over par 224.

 

 

 

With a 74 of his own, Amateur player John Alex  was alone in third place after the third round on 14 over par, one ahead of Warri  based Samuel Otubor who posted a 78 also and a cumulative score of 15 over par heading into the final round.

 

"Though today wasn't that smooth for me out there but I managed to remain calm and told myself whatever the outcome may be I'd take it like that" Alex told 9jagolf.com.ng in a chat.

 

Christopher now eyes an 8th title on the African tour this season and seams to be unstoppable.......... 

Christopher Francis goes low on day2, Seconded by John Alex on a tough day @the Arsenal Golf Course


  Day 2 at  Arsenal Golf Course  did not disappoint, as the menacing layout defended itself nicely, once again, against the tour players with only two of them been able to go below par on day two. Christopher Ambes’ 6-under 66 was the best round by 5 shot, but there was on one other player who went below par on day 2 also.

The opening-round scoring average was 78 .375 surely inflated by a handful of mid-80s rounds from club pros in the field.......but hey, note this, tour pros weren’t immune to the big numbers, too..


Arsenal golf course, offering an armada of birdies and a lone  bogey in Tuesdays second round of the 8th leg, Road to Nigeria  Masters Series. Christopher Ambe was able to sail away from all others and took a staggering 6-shot lead with a stunning 6-under-par 66, a score that was 9.5 strokes better than his first round score of 76.


A day day earlier in the first round, he had plenty of other players ahead of him..where two amongst the players, shot pair's of 71 to sit atop of the leader board.


But under an overcast skies and on a slightly softer course and less crusty greens, a fleet of players came charging and before noon talk of a runaway had been silenced. Ambe quickly hit the ground running birdied four of his first nine holes before stumbling on his single blemish at the eleveth. he regained some distance between himself and the field with three late birdies on the back nine.



Meanwhile Bolu Gbadegesin and Jimoh Ibrahim who were overnight leaders after shooting scores of 1-under par 71's. In the both players dropped off the top spot, after cardin scores of 83 and 77 respectively, with Jimoh remaining in second spot and 7 strokes of the lead, at 4-over part after 36 holes.


By virtue of a 71 on Tuesday, John Alex of a graduate of David Mark golf Academy  pulled a little closer, 12 shots off the lead at 10-over par. 


Speaking with 9jagolf.com.ng

"Well I'm so happy to be among the few players who went under par today!! Cause the course was playing tough".


"Since the national sports festival which was held in benin  I have been struggling with every aspect of my game". 


"Golf is usually not about the physical strength, but ones ability to compose and manage your  mental strength in the course of play.. which is all about being positive. I was actually able to do a bit of that today  that is why I was able to shoot a71 today"


Leading with a cumulative score of 2-under par 142  after 36 holes Christopher Ambe now takes full charge heading into the moving Day @ the Arsenal golf course. And set for a 7th victory this season.

Final round of Road To Nigerian Masters (Amateurs) Leg 28

J. Alex Eyes 3rd tittle as he extends lead with 8 shots ahead in the road to the nigerian masters leg 28 final round;

At the Arsenal golf course owerri, the weather, is lovely, a bit hazy, but not enough to stop 5 players from competing for the prize money. 

On the par 72 golf course in Owerri J. Alex shot three over  par, a rather average start for the player; Having shot 74 after the first round, he played a 1-over (73) but was able to maintain his lead with a 3-over (75) and make the cut into the final round of Day 4. Albeit this gray patch, the long hitter was able to play 2 under (70) and clinch victory, thereby winning the prize money of N100,000 and Birdie count of N6,500.  

 In second place in the final was U. Anoruo, who started with great promise in the first round but faltered after playing 3 over course pars in his second, third and final round consecutively with 78, 75 and 76 in his final round. He fell to second place on the leaderboard as he finished with a  cumulative score of +12 after 72 holes (300).

In third place is D. Ali, who  played 2-over (74) after the first round, but went a little behind after he shot 4-over (76) in the second round. On Thursday, he played 3-over (75) , going into the final round of day 4.  He rounded up with 5 over (77) and a cumulative score of +14 after 72 holes (302).

In a brief interview with the winner, J. Alex, he expresses his gratitude first to God and to the president of the African tour golf foundation, for creating such a wonderful opportunity for young golfers to fine tune their skills while playing competitively with other excellent golfers. In his interview he remarked on his excitement in making the cut by playing 2-under. With big dreams to lead in the tour's order of merit, he's gearing up to win the next tournament. 

The Masters tournament is going to be SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST as these young golfers will not only compete for  prize money but also to win  first place in the tour order of merit.

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First round of the Masters (Amateurs) tournament

Survival of the fittest:    D. Ali raced out to the top of the leaderboard after a brilliant first round at the Arsenal golf course

In the attractive city of Owerri, 6 amateur golfers swing at the luscious pastures of the famous and eclectic Arsenal golf course. This number is set to rise soon as the younger generation catches up in the game.

 

D. Ali, the no 5 on the amateur order of merit 2021, finished the day, top of the leaderboard. The Benue Amateur player started his round with a par, then a birdie which followed on the 3rd hole before making bogeys on the 4th,5th and 6th hole and finishing the first 9 with birdies. He opened his back 9 with a birdie and bogey on 10th/11th hole; three more birdies on 12th, 14th and 18th hole for a round score of 1 under (71). 

Speaking after his round in a chat, D. Ali expressed great excitement with his performance and hopes to replicate the same in the 2nd, 3rd and final rounds.
 

 

 Tied in second place of the first round is J. Moses and U. Anoruo, who holds the first and second place in the tours order of merit respectively, these two entered the first round with confidence after shooting a 1 over (73), still good enough to ascend to the top of leaderboard if they give it their best shot in subsequent rounds.

The tournament gets tougher as the remaining players are unsure of victory but are willing to fight till the end.

The buzz on everyone's mind is if D. Ali would stay top of the leaderboard, we're In the middle of the race stay tuned to find out!

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

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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.

Third round of the Masters (Amateurs) tournament

Survival of the Fittest: U. Anoruo overtakes D.Ali on Day 3 of the masters tournament.

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The city of Owerri definitely just got hotter as the 6 players in the Masters tournament definitely turned up the heat to prove they are worthy of earning the title and the prize money.

It's been a tough day for D. Ali as he staggers down the leaderboard into second place after playing 6 over par 78.

"Though today wasn't that great for me I tried to remain calm and told myself whatever the outcome I would give it my best" Ali told theafricantour interviewer in a chat.
 

 

Moving up to number one on the leader board with a 1 stroke lead ahead of his closest contender is U. Anuoro. The hitter played a 3 over par 75 to move up to number 1, he Eyes the prize money and aims to win the tournament as he extends lead in Owerri.

Another magnificent Victory for J.Alex as he breaks in top three as he displaced J.moses on the leaderboard by playing a 3 over par 75. With three strokes lead ahead of J. Moses, J. Alex is optimistic of an even tremendous outting in the final round.

 

With an 8 stroke leading margin B. Gbadagesi whoops A. Okeoma back into 6th place on the leaderboard as he successfully with a 6 over and a total of 238. With the total displacement of the players in the leaderboard there's much anticipation as towards the finals tomorrow

In the survival of the fittest anything can happen, no one is spared! Stay tuned to find out who becomes the champion of the tounament.

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Final round of the Masters (Amateurs) tournament

Survival of the Fittest:  D. Ali wins the masters tournament for the first time

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In the lovely city of Owerri, three players having proved themselves as the top contenders in the just concluded masters tournament, would go home with the prize money for their hard work. The luscious green grass of the Arsenal Golf course, soaked with the sweat of Six Zealous players, would tell the story of those who defeated the course in the four day outing. 

 

With a total of 301, 13 over par through 72 holes is D. Ali. The optimistic player who started the game on high notes with a score of 1 under par in his first round, he built a two-stroke lead up until day three, where he faltered but recovered spectacularly to maintain his position as top of the leaderboard and would be leaving with a whooping cash prize of N250,000.

"I missed a lot of opportunities, but I'm excited that I could make it to top three, that was my ultimate goal at this tournament and I'm glad I could achieve that. I've learnt so much that I intend to execute next year. I'm grateful for this opportunity" Ali said excitedly during his interview.

Coming close in second place by a two-stroke margin is the resilient U. Anuoro. The player who anticipated a replication of yesterdays move up the leaderboard board faltered in the final round by playing 10 over Par 82. He ascended to the top of the leaderboard in the third round but failed to maintain it. .He is however, really excited to come out as top three in the tournament and would be leaving with a whooping cash prize of N150,000. He anticipates more from next year.

“I'm a bit disappointed by my golf performance today but I'm not discouraged, just more eager to succeed next year" Anoruo said.

It's not the first place, but it's the top and final three, and that's satisfactory for J. Alex, who struggled successfully to displace J. Moses to come out as top three in the survival of the fittest and would be leaving with a whooping cash prize of N100,000.

 

Following closely behind is J. Moses, who did great but didn't make it to the final top three But still stood first on the tours order of merit and would be leaving with a whooping cash prize of N100,000. With the highest stroke lead of 18 shots, he settles in fourth place, ahead of B.Gbadagesi and A. Okeoma, who rank 5th and 6th, respectively, on the leaderboard. 

 

It's been a exciting tournament with unexpected turns, but above all great wins for the top three players and first player on the tours order of merit. A delectable way to end the year, indeed. More to come in the exciting game of Golf next year. 2022 Schedule promises 52 events for both professionals and amateurs.

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First round of the Race to Nigeria Masters (Pro/Am) tournament

1st Leg of Race to Nigeria Masters 2022: U. Anoruo leads in day 1 of the tournament

In the beautiful city of Owerri, 1st Leg of Race to Nigeria Masters 2022 Season, 3 players Distinguished themselves from the rest of the field. It’s an amazing way to start the year with golf in other to sharpen the mind of the players for more competitive tournaments in the coming months.

 

With a great head start on the leaderboard is the No 4 on the amateur order of merit 2021, U. Anoruo. The Owerri based player started his round with a bogey, then a birdie which followed on the 3rd hole before making bogey and pars on the 4th, 5th and 6th hole and finishing the first 9 with a birdie, out with (35). A birdie, par and birdie on 10th, 11th, 12th, and with  a bogey on hole 14th saw him coming in with one under (36) and finishing  the round with  -1 (71). 

“I’m very excited with my performance today and hopefully I should do better subsequently”. Said U. Anoruo who finished the game top of the leaderboard.

 

Coming close in second place by a one stroke margin is the resilient J. Ibrahim, who began his game with great promise after he finished his round with even par 72. 

 

In a media chat J. Ibrahim admitted to the tournament being challenging due to inadequate practice but was glad to have managed an even par.

 

If there’s anything spectacular about the last player on the leaderboard it’s his ability to rise up to the challenge. Albeit starting slow by playing a 1 over par 73, J. Moses is definitely one to look out as he races to the Nigerian Masters.

Stay tuned as  each player battles their way through the tournament

Second round of the Race to Nigeria Masters (Pro/Am) tournament

1st Leg of Race to Nigeria Masters 2022: J. Ibrahim overtakes U. Anoruo on Day 2 of the tournament

In the beautiful city of Owerri, 1st Leg of Race to Nigeria Masters 2022 Season, 3 players Distinguished themselves from the rest of the field. It’s an amazing way to start the year with golf in other to sharpen the mind of the players for more competitive tournaments in the coming months.

 

Prior to yestersday's performance U. Anoruo Having shot 1- under par 71 after the first round, staggers down the leaderboard into second place after playing 7 over par 79.  Indeed a rough day for U. Anoruo.

"Though today wasn't that great for me I tried to remain calm and told myself whatever the outcome, I would give it my best" Anoruo told theafricantour correspondent in a chat.

Moving up to number one on the leader board with 8 strokes lead ahead of his closest contender is J. Ibrahim who played Even par 72 in his first round and a 2 Under par 70 to move up to number one as he rounded with a cumulative score of -2 after 36 holes (142), he Eyes the prize money and aims to win the tournament as he extends lead in Owerri.

 

“I’m very excited with my performance today though it was challenging but quite an experience I must admit and hopefully I should do better subsequently”, said J. Ibrahim who finished the game top of the leaderboard.

In third place is J. Moses, who  played 1-over (73) after the first round, but went far behind after he shot 7-over (79) in the second round to make a cumulative score of +7 after 36 holes (151).

Stay tuned as  each player battles their way through the tournament

Third round of the Race to Nigeria Masters (Pro/Am) tournament

1st Leg of Race to Nigeria Masters 2022: 1st Leg of Race to Nigeria Masters 2022: J. Ibrahim maintains lead in day 3 of the tournament.

As the Race to Nigeria Masters toughens, players fight tooth and nail to retain their positions on the board.

In Round 3, the tenacious J. Ibrahim played 4 bogeys and 4 birdies with which  he was able to achieve an even score of 72.

"Though I started a bit slow I'm excited to be able to maintain my position" Ibrahim said when caught in a media chat with 9ja golf.
 

With 10 points behind Ibrahim is U. Anoruo who successfully maintained second place on the leaderboard with a better play than day 2. He played 3 bogeys and 3 birdies to attain a round score of 74. The resilient player intent on reclaiming his spot on Day 3 is optimistic about tomorrows game. 

"It's not over until it's over" Anoruo smiling after the game, glad to have done better than his previous game he said.

The luscious green field of the arsenal golf course must be soaked with the sweat of these players unwilling to back down. Enthusiastic to see what the final day holds? Stay tuned for the final round of the race.

Final round of the Race to Nigeria Masters (Pro/Am) tournament

1st Leg of Race to Nigeria Masters 2022: 1st Leg of Race to Nigeria Masters 2022: J. Ibrahim wins the leg 1 of Race to Nigeria Masters.

It's the final day of the Race to Nigeria Masters and one player might not have subdued the course but has made the cut! 

J. Ibrahim with a cumulative of 292 with +4 after 72 holes made the cut to win 250,000 OOM points to take the lead in the tour OOM list. Though his final round was the most difficult of his play with 6 over (78), Ibrahim was ecstatic to have maintained lead and increased his points. In a chat with africantour correspondent he states that he hopes he outdoes himself in his next journey and looked forward to implement all he had learnt.

 

Following closely behind with 302 cumulative after 72 holes is U. Anoruo who also played a 6 over (78), not his best play so far as it seems to have been a challenging tournament for him. 

 

" I lost my footing after round 1 and that discouraged me a lot, it's been quite an interesting tournament. I look forward to playing more" U. Anuoro said in a media chat.

J. Moses a most hopeful player whose optimism and ability to rise like an underdog failed him at this tournament. With a total of 309 after 72 holes, he didn't stand a chance of making the cut. Disappointed but not discouraged. The Benue player looks forward to more victorious tournaments.

It's the end of the first leg of Race to Nigeria Masters and not all players would come out victorious. The stories of their efforts lay in the Glorious field of the Arsenal golf course. Who would subdue the course? Find out as we bring to you the next exciting Tournament!

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First round (leg2) of the Race to nigeria masters (Pro/Am) tournament

2nd leg race to nigeria masters: G. Inalegwu take leads in first day of the tournament

After a stuttering start this season, the Race to Nigeria Masters Pro/Am tournament season finally gets properly underway at the Arsenal Golf Course. There’s a strong field in Owerri this week, with new contenders and familiar faces. With plenty of players at the top end who could win it, this promises to be an exciting tounament with loads of surprises.

Emerging top on the leaderboard is G. Inalegwu who's 5th on the Order of Merit, the long swinger starts strong with two birdies and a round score -3 under (69), he's starting the tournament really strong. Last seen at the Amateur leg-25 tournament there's an excited buzz to see how well he fares in this tourney.

Following closely at second is U. Anoruo, a very familiar player with 3 birdies and 4 bogeys, playing -1 under (71). The player would be ceasing this opportunity to prove himself. He doesn't start out really impressive but we're expecting the best for this player who has been dedicated to continuous growth and practice.

With a strong tie L. Onjefu finishes with -1 under (71) to hold down his place as top of the leader board of. The resilient player would have to secure his spot on the leader board by moving upward or nothing. 
"I still have a few more rounds to break out of this tie and be the master of my game. I'm very hopeful" Onjefu said in a media chat with theafricantour correspondent.

Also tying in 5th place on the leaderboard is D. Ali and J. Alex who played 5 over (77) everyone seems on  guard. This is where the true heat of the season begins.

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Second round (leg2) of the Race to Nigeria masters (Pro/Am) tournament

2nd leg race to Nigeria masters: U. Anoruo overtakes G. Inalegwu in second day of the tournament

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It's the second day at the arsenal golf course in Owerri where players are on the Race to Nigeria Masters. It seems to have been a tough day for all as players struggle to hit the fairways and greens.

U. Anoruo tops the leaderboard on the second day by playing 3 birdies, he also had a bogey and a double bogey that earned him a 2 over (74) to have a cumulative of 1 over 145. 

Coming close second on the tab is G. Inalegwu who dropped to second position, he played a cumulative of 3 over 147, his three birdies were countered by 4 bogeys and 1 double bogey.  In a media chat with G.Inalegwu he expressed his disappointment about today's game but was optimistic for the next few rounds.

The round two of Race to Nigeria Masters seems to have been quite a stunner as some players saunter of the field disappointed but most optimistic. It's the Race to the Nigeria Masters, anything is possible!

Stay tuned to find out if round three turns around in favour of the golfers.

Third round (leg2) of the Race to Nigeria masters (Pro/Am) tournament

2nd leg race to Nigeria masters: U. Anoruo and G. Inalegwu Ties in Third day of the tournament

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With 33°C, 9 players continue to battle for the 2nd Leg of the Race to Nigeria Master after the tournament disappointed most players yesterday.

The game has gotten more competitive as two players tie with a cumulative of 218. Still topping the leaderboard is U. Anoruo who played four birdies and three bogeys to round off with a 1 over (73). Anuoro who expressed excitement over this feat is  sure of bringing his A-game in the final round tomorrow.

 

"I figured it wouldn’t be quite as easy as the first 2 days, it’s just not how the game of golf works, but I wasn’t planning on making bogeys but definitely wasn’t expecting it to be so tough”, said Anoruo in a chat with the africantour correspondent.

G. Inalegwu's game was quite impressive as he fired six birdies in one-under par 71 to match up with Anoruo. In a chat with africantour correspondent the player says he's pumped about tomorrows final game and hopes to replicate the strength he brought to today's game.

  L. Onjefu who started the day in second place, 5 shots behind G. Inalegwu and U. Anoruo with the cumulative of 223 over-par total 216.

 The beautiful game of Golf builds resilience, courage and drive. We have witnessed that today as players in the round three of the Race to Nigeria Masters have fought valiantly to get back on track from yesterday. 
 
Who will break the tie and go home with the prize money of the 2nd leg of the Race to Nigeria Master? Stay tuned to find out.

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Final round (leg2) of the Race to Nigeria masters (Pro/Am) tournament

2nd leg race to Nigeria masters: U. Anoruo Breaks ties to win the 2nd leg of the tournament

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It's the Final round of the Race to Nigeria Masters and it's been a spectacular performance from all the players but only two players has make the cut!

U.Anoruo with a cumulative of 289 with +1 after 72 holes made the cut to win 220,000 Points to take the second position in the tour OOM list.  His fantastic game play in final round earned him a 1 under (71), Anuoro was estatic to have maintained his 3 rounds lead to win the final. In a chat with the africantour correspondent he states that he hopes he outdoes himself in his next journey and looked forward to implement all he had learnt.

Following closely behind with with 298 cumulative after 72 holes is G. Inalegwu whose final outing wasn't as good after he lost the lead in round 1, the tenacious player played an 8 over (80), not his best play so far as it seems to have been a challenging tournament for him. 

" I lost my footing after round 1 and that discouraged me a lot, it's been quite an interesting tournament. I look forward to playing more" Inalegwu said in a media chat.

  It’s the end of the 2nd Leg of the Race to Nigeria Master; all players have done their best but the stories of their victory lay on individual talents. The African Tour is bent on bringing to you many more interesting tournaments, stay glued to our website for informations on the next tournament.

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First round (leg3) of the Race to Nigeria masters (Pro/Am) tournament

3rd leg race to Nigeria masters: J. Alex manages to lead in day 1 of the tournament

It's the 3rd Leg of the race to Nigerian masters and this must be the toughest opening matches in a long time. 9 players currently in the city of Owerri are having a difficult time subduing the Arsenal Golf course.

Topping the leaderboard with 5 over par (77) is J. Alex. The Player expressed his great dissapointment in his game style today. It was more than the bogeys which he hit three and scored a triple birdie on hole 5. speaking to the africantour correspondent, Alex said "this was a severely disappointing round. But tomorrow is another day we hit the greens!"

Coming close in second place with 1 score difference is D. Ali who played a 6 over (78) albeit his 6 birdies and a double birdie. Refusing to talk much in his media chat he's resolute on doing better in his subsequent rounds.

  There's a huge anticipation on U. Anoruo and G. Inalegwu who topped the second leg brilliantly but are lagging behind in this 3rd Leg. U. Anuoro struggles in a bottom tie with I. Okoh.

 

As the races rages on, find out if miracles do happen in the game of Golf as we bring you more live from the Arsenal Golf course Owerri!

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Second round (leg3) of the Race to Nigeria masters (Pro/Am) tournament

3rd leg race to Nigeria masters: J. Alex takes to lead in day 3 of the tournament with

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Prior to the yesterday’s match being the toughest opening matches in a while and leaving the players disappointed about their performances, the ever zealous player J. Alex who was hopeful about hitting the green eventually did.

Leading the board with 1 over par (73) is J. Alex. He started his round with a par, birdies on hole 2nd, 3rd, 4th, then a bogey on 5th hole and eventually finishes the first 9 with a par to make 38. With a bogey on 10th, 12th, 13th and 16th saw him coming in with under 36, finishing the round with +1 (73).

“I’m very excited that I am able to maintain the lead after a poor game yesterday and am hopeful that the remaining days to the end of the tournament will be more better” said, Alex in a media chat.

Coming close with 3 over par (75) is D. Ali maintaining his position on the leaderboard.

It’s quite an interesting yet a challenging tournament but nonetheless, I look forward to coming victorious at the end of the tournament.

The rest of the players are still battling to make it to the top of the leaderboard, all players have done their best, we hope that they can make it to +12. It’s the Race to the Nigeria Masters, anything is possible!

Stay tuned to find out if day 3 turns around in favor of the golfers.

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Third round (leg3) of the Race to Nigeria masters (Pro/Am) tournament

3rd leg race to Nigeria masters: D.Ali takes lead in day 3 of the tournament with +15

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It's been a rather disappointing outing at the Arsenal Golf Course as players haven't been able to hit the greens successfully. 

The tussle between J. Alex and D. Ali continues as he topples Alex to rank ahead on the leaderboard. With 6 birdies, 4 bogeys to round of at a -6 over par (78) and a cumulative of 231 D. Ali is still not safe as anything can happen in tomorrow's final round.

Following closely is J. Alex whose game was put off by -10 over par (82) in a rather disappointing game. In a media chat with 9jaGolf the player sounded disappointed but is ready to leave it all on the golf course in tomorrow's game.

Tying on the tab with a cumulative of 235 is G. Inalegwu and J.Moses closing on 3rd place. .  In a media chat with Inalegwu he expressed his disappointment about today's game but holding out hope for the final round.

The round two of Race to Nigeria Masters seems to have been quite a stunner as some players saunter of the field disappointed but most optimistic. It's the Race to the Nigeria Masters, anything is possible!

Stay tuned to find out if round four turns around in favour of the golfers.

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Final round (leg 3) of the Race to Nigeria masters (Pro/Am) tournament

3rd leg race to Nigeria masters: D.Ali ties with G. inalegwu in day 4 of the tournament with +20

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It’s the final round of the 3rd leg of the Race to Nigeria Masters and it’s been quite an experience for all the players, officiating bodies and the audience as this tournament happens to be the toughest in a while. 8 players battled for 4 days but none was able to subdue the Arsenal Golf course to make a cut.

Nonetheless, with the cumulative of 308 to make +20 after 72 holes; D. Ali and G. Inalegwu tied to be in the first place on the leaderboard. Ali’s game play in final round earned him +5 while Inalegwu on the other hand had +1  which landed him in a tie with D. Ali to top of the leaderboard.

“I didn’t get my footing all through the tournament which resulted to me not making a cut but regardless of how the game turned out to be, I’ve learnt more and I look forward to implementing in subsequent tournaments”, G. Inalegwu said in a media chat.

Following closely is J. Moses a long hitter but whose game ended with a cumulative of 310 to make +22 after 72 holes. He started the round with a par in 1th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th holes, a birdie in hole 7th and eventually finishing the remaining rest of the holes with a par. Talking to the africantour correspondent, the player sounded disappointed but ready to put in its all on the golf course in the next tournament.

It’s the end of the 3rd leg of the Race to Nigeria Masters, all players seem so displeased with their performance but however had done their best. 

 

As you know it is the culture of the African Tour to bring you excitement with our stunning tournaments; stay glued to our website for information on the next tournament cause I bet you wouldn’t want to miss out.

Second round (leg4) of the Race to Nigeria masters (Pro/Am) tournament

4th leg race to Nigeria masters: U. Anoruo takes lead in day 2 of the tournament with +3

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It’s the 4th Leg of the Race to Nigeria Masters still in the lovely city of Owerri. 8 players currently armed with their clubs Hopeful about hitting the greens and subduing this leg of the Race to Nigeria Masters. Topping the Leaderboard with 2 under par (70) is U. Anoruo, the excited player having struggled in his first round was able to do better in his today’s game, thrilled to maintain first place on the Leaderboard he plans to Ace his next round.

“tough day today but I'm glad it's better than my last round, we go hard on the course or we go home!” Said Ali who played a 2 over par (74) to topple J. Moses and claim Second place. 

It's only the second round and battling in 4th place is J. Alex and Onjefu. Both with a cumulative of 155, it's always exciting to see who succeeds in breaking out of the wild tie.

The atmosphere of the Arsenal Golf course and mood of most players was more upbeat than the last round. In the unpredictable but competitive game of golf anything can happen , stay glued to the website to find out as we bring you more live from the Arsenal Golf Course; Owerri!

Third round (leg4) of the Race to Nigeria masters (Pro/Am) tournament

4th leg race to Nigeria masters: U. Anoruo ties with D. Ali in day 3 of the tournament with +12

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With 35°C weather condition in the city of Owerri, 8 players continues to battle for the Race to Nigeria Masters 4th Leg.

Prior to yesterday game having U. Anoruo making a bogey in the entire round seeing him to the top of the board, the relentless golfer was able to maintain his place on the leaderboard. 

Ali with 4 over par (76) made it to the Second position on the board while Anoruo with 8 over par (80), but the distinctive game he played yesterday made him maintain his lead with the cumulative of 227.

“It’s quite an interesting yet a challenging game but I look forward to coming victorious at the end of the tournament”, Ali said in a chat with the africantour correspondent.

Coming close in second place is J. Moses who played a 6 over par (78) resulting in a cumulative of 231. His game was a combination of birdies and pars all  through 18 holes.

There is a huge anticipation on who will break the tie between U. Anoruo and D. Ali, stay tuned as each players battles their way through the final round of the tournament

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Fourth round (leg4) of the Race to Nigeria masters (Pro/Am) tournament

4th leg race to Nigeria masters: U. Anoruo defaults in 4th day of Race to Nigeria masters leg 4 

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It’s the final round of the 4th Leg to the Race to Nigeria Masters, players finally competed to make a cut in the finals but none was able to.

With the cumulative of 301 with +13 after 72 holes, U. Anoruo maintained his position at the top of the leaderboard. Anoruo’s game play in the final round earned him 2 over par (74).

“The first day of the tournament was really challenging for me, I had no idea what was wrong but I said to myself that I have to make do of every opportunity that comes my way and that resulted into a better game the following day but the game of golf is just not predictable and that was why I couldn’t make a cut but nonetheless, am happy I was able to get a whole of myself and I will be bringing the energy down to the course in the next tournament”, Anoruo said in an interview with the africantour correspondent.

In second position is another perpetual golfer; B. Gbadagesi whose game ended with a cumulative of 309 with +21 after 72 holes. Starting the round with a par in the 1st/2nd holes, a bogey in 3rd hole and eventually finishing the front 9 with a bogey to make 35. A bogey in holes 10th and 13th with the remaining holes being a combination of birdies and pars saw him coming in with under 38, finishing the round with +3 (75).

In a media chat, the player seem amazed yet happy of his game despite not making a cut. Quite interesting how he could move from 5th place to being the second position on the board.

It’s the end of the 4th Leg of Race to Nigeria Masters, all players have done their best, the stories of their efforts lay in the glorious Arsenal Golf Course. Find out who humbles the course as we bring to you the next tournament.

First round (leg5) of the Race to Nigeria masters (Pro/Am) tournament

5th leg race to Nigeria masters: U. Anoruo Leads in 1st day of Race to Nigeria masters leg 5 

We bring to you another exciting tournament live from the Luscious green of the Arsenal Golf Course in the lovely city of Owerri.

It’s the 5th Leg to the Race to Nigeria Masters and 8 players are presently in struggle to subdue the course and go home with the prize money.

Topping the leaderboard with a par (72) is the ever relentless golfer; U. Anoruo. He started the round with a par which was not too bad but eventually played bogeys in hole 4th,8th and eventually finishes the front 9 with an Eagle. With pars in hole 10th,11th,15th & 16th, a bogey in hole 13th and birdies in hole 17th & 18th in the back 9, saw him coming in with 39, finishing the round with par (72).

“All I can say now is wow! I am happy am getting my footing back, though the game of golf can’t be predictable but am optimistic about coming victorious and getting the prize money at the end of the tournament “, Anoruo said in a media chat with the africantour correspondent.

Coming close in second place with a tie are another Optimistic Golfers; J. Alex and G. Inalegwu with 2 scores difference playing a 2 over par (74).

Inalegwu wasn’t in a good mood to speak with the media while Alex on the other hand said, “it was really not a good way to kick start the tournament but tomorrow is another day we hit the green”.

The rest of the players are battling to make it to the top of the leaderboard, all players have done their best, we hope that they can make it to the top. It’s the Race to the Nigeria Masters, anything is possible!

Stay tuned to find out if day 2 turns around in favor of the golfers.
 

J. Onjefu still maintains lead on 3rd day of Race to Nigeria masters leg 6