Martin Odo of Minna Cantonment Golf Club has emerged winner of Plateau Governor’s Cup 2017 Golf Tournament in the professional category.
Odoh defeated other players with the net score 298 with over 10 gross to emerge as winner and pocketed N1. 864 million as his reward.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the prize money was N864,000, but Governor Simon Lalong gave him an additional N1 million as an encouragement.
The first runner-up was given N700,000, while second runner-up got N500,000 from the governor.
In the amateur and veteran categories, the winners went home with different gifts, including televisions, deep freezers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners and water dispensers.
Odoh in his remarks after collecting the cheque, dedicated his victory to God the giver of victories.
He said he had longed for the victory and worked very hard and thanked God that he won.
Lalong expressed happiness that the tournament, which stopped before he became governor, was revived with different golfers trooping to the state to compete.
The governor said his administration would work hard to sustain the existing peace to keep attracting people to the state.
Tang Dapoet, Captain, Lamingo Golf Club, said it was the first time the tournament was played on 18 green holes since the club was established in 1968.
Dapoet commended the governor and the sponsors for making tournament, which took place from December 11 to 17, a huge success.