Ikhureigbe wins maiden Obama Kitty Group Challenge

Golf game

VETERAN golfer, Monday Ikhureigbe, is the maiden champion of the Obama Kitty Group Challenge, played over two days, last weekend, at the Benin Club Golf Section (BCGS), Benin City, Edo State.

Ikhureigbe played a net score of 150 to win the kitty, just as Chris Osarumwense won the best gross award with a total of 174. He recorded 87 gross on day one and day two respectively to emerge winner.

Ikhureigbe, who played 73 on day one of the kitty challenge, finished with another 77 net on day two to emerge as the champion.

Following his feat, Ikhureigbe got the green jacket from Engr. Kingsley Okunbo, who was assisted by other members of the club.

The Obama Kitty was specially organised by the group during the Kingsley Okunbo @ 60 Invitational Golf Tournament to celebrate the founding father of the group, Okunbo, who, they said, has tremendously led the group to excellence. They revealed that Obama has extended its network of membership to other golf clubs across Nigeria.

According to former BCGS Captain, Ignatius Aigbokhaode, the kitty would now become a yearly event, where winners in various categories will win different trophies and prizes.

Aigbokhaode, who was the chairman of the committee of friends that organised the birthday tournament, recalled the formation of the Obama Kitty Group, which has now become the toast of other groups in the club.

Recall that members of the kitty group, led by Okunbo, embarked on a trip to golf clubs in Dubai in June and since their return to Nigeria, members have been winning trophies and other prizes across clubs.

Other members of the group are His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu, Deputy Governor of Edo State; President of Benin Club 1931, Pharm. Friday Iboi; former Presidents of Benin Club, Barr. Peace Anunah, Dr. Matthew Oriakhi; former BCGS Captains, Chief Afam Obanor, Ignatius Aigbokhaode, Prince Aghatise, Mayer Ologbosere and others.

-The Guardian