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 winners.
The pair grossed a total of 79 stableford points to come out on top 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 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 five days accommodation in a 5-star hotel, where the world final of the International Pairs has been scheduled to hold.
While Ojo and Akar reigned 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 eventual winners after earning 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 fourth on the leaderboard.
The pair of Gbenga Ayodele and Norden Thurston completed the top five on the event’s leaderboard.
Elated by the outcome, Ojo and Akar promised 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 to Malaga, Spain.
Satisfied with the outcome of the competition, International Pairs representative in Nigeria, Remi Olukoya, thanked the players and corporate organisations that supported the event.
“The success of this event was a result of the organizations that supported us, such as Gree Air Conditioners, GAC Motors, Meristem, Pepsi, Dradrock Real Estate, Iwosan Lagoon Hospital, Admoni, Bon Hotel Nest Bodija, Cadbury, and I want to say a big thank you to them,” Olukoya said.