Martin Odoh of Minna Cantonment Golf Club has emerged winner of the Plateau Governor’s Cup 2017 Golf Tournament in the professional category.
Martin Odoh defeated other players with the net score 298 with over 10 gross to emerge as winner and a cash prize of ₦1.864 million as his reward.
The prize money was ₦864,000 but Governor Simon Lalong gave him an additional ₦1 million as an encouragement.
Martin Odoh in his remarks after collecting the cheque, dedicated his victory to God the giver of victories. He said that he had longed for the victory and worked very hard and thanked God that he won.
The first runner-up was given ₦700,000 while second runner-up got ₦500,000 from the Governor.
In the amateur and veteran categories of the Plateau Governor’s Cup 2017 Golf Tournament, the winners went home with different gifts including televisions, deep freezers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners and water dispensers.
Governor Lalong expressed happiness with the tournament having different golfers trooping to the state to compete.
The Governor said that his administration would work hard to sustain the existing peace to keep attracting people to the state.
Tang Dapoet, Captain, Lamingo Golf Club, said that it was the first time the tournament was played on 18 green holes since the club was established in 1968.