David Ali has emerged the winner of the final Masters (Amateurs) tournament of the year.
Ali won the tournament with a total of 301 gross and 13 over pars through 72 holes.
The Tournament Director, Ndubuisi Okeya, confirmed that three players went home with the prize money for their hard work.
“The optimistic player, who started the game on a high note with a score of 1 under par in his first round, built a two-stroke lead up until day three, where he faltered.
But he recovered spectacularly to maintain his position as top of the leaderboard and smile home with a whooping cash prize of N250,000,” he said.
David Ali was obviously excited with his win.
”I missed a lot of opportunities, but I’m excited that I could make it to top three, that was my ultimate goal at this tournament and I’m glad I could achieve that.
I’ve learnt so much that I intend to execute next year.
I’m grateful for this opportunity,” he said.
Coming close in second place by a two-stroke margin was the resilient Uchenna Anuoro – who expressed satisfaction with his performance.
“I’m really excited to come out as top three in the tournament and anticipates more from next year.
I’m a bit disappointed with my golf performance today, but I’m not discouraged, just more eager to succeed next year,” he said.
Anuoro pocketed a whooping cash prize of N150,000 for his first runner up finish.
Following closely behind was Joseph Moses, who got a cash prize of N100,000.
With the highest stroke lead of 18 shots, he settled in fourth place, ahead of Bolu Gbadagesi and Austin Okeoma, who ranked fifth and sixth respectively on the leaderboard.
Ali wins Masters Amateurs golf tournament