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Golf: Ali emerges winner of 13th Leg in Owerri

David Ali

David Ali

By Victor Nwachukwu

David Ali has emerged the winner of the 13th Leg of Race to Nigeria Masters (Pro/Am) Golf Tournament at the Arsenal Golf Course, Owerri.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the final round of the 13th Leg to the Race to Nigeria Masters saw five players competing to make the cut in the finals but just one was able to.

With the cumulative of 301 with +13 after 72 holes, Ali made the cut and became the first on the leaderboard.

His game play in the final round earned him 3 over par (75).

Ali, who spoke to NAN after the game, expressed great excitement but pointed out that it was not the kind of win he envisaged.

“It was a tough one on the course for me today (Saturday) but a win is a win and I cannot complain even though I fell short of my own expectations.

“I will hopefully be coming to the next leg with more positivity and energy than never before,” he said.

NAN also reports that in second position was another perpetual golfer, Uchenna Anoruo, whose game ended with a cumulative of 306 with +18 after 72 holes.

He played 8 par, 8 bogey and 2 birdie in the final round which saw him finishing the round with 7 over par (79).

​Anoruo  expressed mixed feelings after the game saying that even though he was disappointed, yet he was happy about his game despite not making the cut and also promised a better game in the next tournament.

The 14th Leg of the Race to Nigeria Masters (Pro/Am) is scheduled between April 12 and April 15 at the Arsenal Golf Course, Owerri. (NAN)(