Vincent Torgah stole the show on Thursday when he won the third round of the annual Ultimate Golf Challenge. The Ghanaian finished with a final round of 68, three strokes under par, for a 36-hole total of 135 and a seven-stroke victory.
Torgah scored 67 in the first round and 68 in the final round to win the prestigious competition. As a result of his efforts, he was awarded N3m, the event’s top prize.
Torgah, who came up short in 2021 but was crowned the winner this time, attributed his victory to the lessons he took from that defeat.
“I did well last year, but a missed putt on the closing hole stopped my dream then. This time around, I came back stronger and won. Ultimate Golf Challenge is a great tournament and highly competitive. I am happy winning it”, he said.
An Ikoyi Club 1938 golf team member, Vincent Ikemefuna, finished in second place after shooting a final round 69 for a 1-under par 141 total.
Tokunbo Pedro, the USPGA professional who was the tournament’s inspiration, played well throughout, tied for second with Ikemefuna after opening with a 1-over 72 and closing with a -2under 69.
Chukwudi Okoro, a member of the Benin Golf Club and Port-Will Harcourt’s Gift, is also tied for second place.
Since Olufemi Pedro is the tournament’s grand patron, he has promised that future iterations of the Ultimate Golf Challenge will be improved in every way.
Thrilled at the contest’s final results, Akin Semowo, chairman of the Ultimate Golf Challenge’s organising committee, stated the tournament’s continuation is a top priority, as is the committee’s original mission to raise the profile of professional golf in Nigeria.