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Bamikole retains University Tour title

Paul Bamikole of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, has retained the Nigerian University Golf Tour title, beating the sphere of gamers from throughout the nation on the prestigious Smokin Hills Golf Course in Ilara Mokin, Ondo State.

Spokesman for Smokin Hills Golf Course, Samuel Emehelu, stated in an announcement that Bamidele stood away from the 90 gamers that had teed-off on the occasion together with his 82, 10 over gross rating on the weekend to reclaim the title he received in 2019 on the identical venue.

“I’m very delighted to have achieved this feat, the occasion was very aggressive as there have been plenty of nice gamers right here.

“I think the hard work I have put in paid off for me. I hope to repeat this in the future,” Bamikole stated.

The occasion was collectively organised by Elizade University, Smokin Hills Golf Resort and Wole Adamolekun Foundation for all Nigerian universities.

It was sponsored by Toyota Nigeria Limited, Work and Play, JAC Motors and Wema Bank. According to the assertion, Olakunle Olalere of host Elizade University was one shot off Bamikole’s rating to select the runner-up within the male class. Toyin Olusegun, a 28-year-old handicapper from Federal University of Technology (FUTA), Akure, shot 106 gross to emerge greatest feminine participant on the occasion. Her rating was one shot higher than Tawa Ademola, who chalked 107 too on the occasion.

Vice-Chancellor of Elizade University, Prof. Oladipo Amund, who carried out the ceremonial tee-off, enjoined the rivals to see golf as an instrument of native and worldwide integration and cooperation.

He recommended the organisers for a job properly achieved, saying the fifth version is the start of higher issues to occur in Nigerian universities.

Manager of the Smokin Hills Golf facility, Bayo Aderinto, added that the event was conceptualised 5 years in the past to stimulate curiosity of the youths within the recreation and in addition as a related ability for integration on the office and market after commencement.

According to him, “Golf is a social skill and we believe it gives the players some measures of advantage, that is why we are passionate in getting as many university as possible to catch on to it as a skill to hand to the youths.

“Again, at Smokin Hills, which is arguably the best golf facility in the country, this event is our social responsibility and one of our development agenda for the game,” he added.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that over 70 members from 12 universities and two elementary and secondary colleges participated on the annual National Universities Golf Tour. They included Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile -Ife (OAU), Federal University, Dutse, University of Ibadan (UI), Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ekiti State University (EKSU), I- Tree International School Ilorin and Arandun Grammar School, Ilorin, amongst others.

Monday Adefila emerged winner within the Caddies class, whereas Ayo Adebumiti got here second. Among the members that performed alongside within the occasion as visitor gamers have been Banji Otitoju, who shot 94 gross to high the class, whereas golfer Olukayode Daisi got here second with 93 gross, leaving Lawani Biodun, who shot 100 gross photographs to the third place. Mrs Evelyn Balogun received the feminine class of the visitor gamers, whereas Mr Akin Falodun went residence with the Veteran prize.

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