Raffoul, Unaeze win Rivers @50 golf tournament

Nain Raffoul emerged the winner of the men best net prize at the Rivers @50 Golf Tournament held at Port Harcourt golf course. The event ended on Sunday. The nine-handicapper carded 68 nett for a stroke victory over Elie Anthony.

Victor Ogolodom, who plays off 7-handicap, settled for the second runner up nett position behind Anthony on the count-back rule after both competitors carded 69.

A field made up 108 golfers contested at the one-day shotgun event.

The count-back rule also came to the rescue as both Mrs Kate Unaeze and Princess Joyce Nule, tied on 72 nett in the contest for the ladies nett. But at the end, Unaeze carried the day, while Nule finished as the first runner up. U. Happiness finished three strokes further back for the second runner up position.

Former Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command and a one-time captain of Ikoyi Club 1938, Admiral O.P Fingesi (retired), shot 71 nett to win the Super Veteran category prize.

Aja O. Aja retraced Fingesi’s steps to secure the Veteran Prize with 70 nett, edging Sir Ken Nwogbo by one shot.

Lucky Emmanuel won the best gross prize with 75 on the card.

The professional prize went to Michael Ubi from Air Assault Golf Club. Ubi beat the chasing pack led by Ibrahim Ocheje by two shots, shooting a three under 67.

Musa Maniru shot +2 over par 72 for the second runner up position.

The first governor of Rivers State, Amanyabo Twon-Brass, King Alfred Diete-Spiff, was honored with Icon of Golf Award, the state governor Nyesom Wike, bagged the Golden Award.