Ba wins Gon­goni Open Golf tour­ney ti­tle

Daily Trust - - SPORT - From Ibrahim Musa Giginyu, Kano

Ab­dul­lahi Suleiman Ba of Ji­gawa State has emerged the over­all win­ner of the third edi­tion of the Gon­goni Open Golf Tour­na­ment held at Kano Golf Club last week­end.

Ba, who emerged win­ner with 142 net, was also a bronze win­ner at the sport fes­ti­val held in Kaduna State and his vic­tory was hailed by most par­tic­i­pants at the tour­na­ment be­cause of his ex­cel­lent per­for­mance.

Sim­i­larly, Aisha Ab­dul­lahi emerged the over­all win­ner in the women cat­e­gory with 125 net. Speak­ing dur­ing the prize pre­sen­ta­tion, Cap­tain of Kano Golf Club, Ba­bangida Umar Gantsa stated that such tour­na­ments are or­ga­nized to keep the old­est golf course alive, even though the course has been fac­ing some dif­fi­cul­ties.

He de­scribed the pres­ence of other golf clubs in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in the tour­na­ment as en­cour­ag­ing, stress­ing that it was a good sign that golf has be­gan to get ground in Africa as the game was en­listed in the up­com­ing All African Games.

Awards were pre­sented to spon­sors of the tour­na­ment and prom­i­nent per­son­al­i­ties that at­tended the prize pre­sen­ta­tion, among whom was Ji­gawa State Deputy gover­nor Ibrahim Has­san Hade­jia.

Chris Smalling

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