Abiodun Oyewoga, member of Abeokuta Golf Club (AGC), on Sunday evening in Ibadan won the 5th edition of Sovereign Trust Insurance Open Golf championship.
Oyewoga, who has just finished his West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), was the youngest to win the tournament.
He won after playing 156 Gross in two days ahead his colleague, Eze Uche from Sagamu Golf Club, who finished with 157 Gross.
Oyewoga, who dedicated to the victory to God and his sponsor, said that he had featured in the last four editions of the tournament with no feat recorded.
“I am very happy for fulfilling one of my dreams this year by winning trophies. The feat recorded is the result of hard work.
I believe this is just the starting point because I am hopeful of picking more trophies before the golfing calendar comes to an end.
My aspiration is to become a professional in the zero handicap category, which I believe will come to reality,” he said.
Evelyn Oyome won Ladies Best Gross with Adetunji Alaba as a runner up, while Bode Mustapha and Ranti Olurin won the male and female categories of Veteran Best Net.
Obi Emeka won the Professional category with Alfa Sanusi and Ibrahim Salisu as first runner-up and second.
Mr Idowu Salami, the Captain, Ibadan Golf Club (IGC) lauded the commitment of the Sovereign Trust Insurance Company on the promotion of golf.
He said that the partnership that existed between (IGC) and Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc had continually yielded positive and beneficial results to both parties.
“The popularity of this tournament could be attested to by the large participation of golfers from all over the country.
I was the Secretary of this Club when the company was the major sponsor of the maiden edition of ‘Insurance Open Golf Tournament’ in 2012.
I feel so proud that the company later took over the sponsorship of the tournament in its brand name.
The company has nurtured it to become one of the most successful tourneys in the golfing calendar,” he said.
Mr Olaotan Soyinka, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc noted that a great deal of improvement had been recorded in the tournament over time.
According to him, this can only get better.
“We have stayed true to our promise of committing resources to this golf tournament in the country in perpetuity. We will continue to do everything within our powers to ensure its continuity.
When you think insurance, you think Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc. I must say that we are proud to be associated with the Ibadan Golf Club Brand and what it represents in the larger society,” he explain.
Soyinka emphasised that as a socially responsible corporate entity, the company would to support and promote sporting excellence and qualitative recreation, locally and internationally.
He further said that the company’s unmatched track records were testimonies of its commitment toward the enhancing human capital through sports.
“Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc has consistently shown avowed commitment to the promotion of sports and the development of recreational activities of this
It is our delight that the Captain and the esteemed members of Ibadan Golf
Club found us worthy of this partnership.
It is our intention to continue to nurture this relationship to yield more productive benefits in years to come,” he added.
NAN/ Jibril .O