Ikoyi Club based category-1 amateur golfer, Ajayi Tajudeen has won the 59th series of FirstBank of Nigeria Limited sponsored Lagos Open Golf Championship.
Ajayi closed with 1-under par 70 for a total of 7-over the course par to win the Championship by two-shots after 56-holes.
Happy at the victory, Ajayi Tajudeen stated:
“I practiced a lot.
There is no short cut to success that was why I take the sport very seriously. I was well prepared for this tournament because I practiced a lot.”
With his victory, Ajayi replaces Peter Eben-Spiff on the FirstBank Open winners list.
Playing 4-shots adrift going to the final round, Ajayi recorded bogey free 18-holes to steal the show ahead of overnight leader, Gabriel Ejembi who carded a closing 76 for 9-over the course par over 56-holes to beat club mate Ejembi to the second position.
Coming in the third position was Tochukwu Emuwa at 14-over. Emuwa opened his game with 76, a second round score of 75 and a closing 74 to duck in the third position.
Olusegun Emmanuel came fourth while Junior Champion; Osiregbeme Egbakhumeh completed the top five in the R$A and USGA sanctioned championship.
Satisfied with the outcome of the competition, Olusegun Alebiosu, the Chief Risk Officer of FirstBank Nigeria Limited, who represented the Chief Executive Officer of the financial institution, pledges the banks continuous support for the championship.