*Iyere wins the Captain’s Day contest

Olawale Ajimotokanin

Nigeria’s oldest golf club, Sapele Athletic Club 1897, will come to life on March 4-5 for the 4th Orodje of Okpe Golf Tournament.

The annual tournament is held in honor of the traditional ruler of the Okpe Kingdom, His Royal Majesty Major General Felix Mujaperuo (rtd) in commemoration of his 15th anniversary of coronation on the throne.

Incidentally, the Orodje, who is also the Chairman of the Council of Traditional Rulers of Delta State, is an avid golfer.

The tournament, which is a major event in the calendar of the Sapele Athletic Club, Golf Section, has Seplat Energy as its main sponsor.

There will be two separate tee times at 7:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to accommodate the expected high attendance of golfers from across the country.

Meanwhile, the Captain’s Day tournament held at the Sapele golf course over the weekend served as the dress rehearsal for the Orodje of Okpe tournament.

The tournament was a farewell to Okakuro Peter Asagba, who served his two terms as golf session captain.

Oscar Iyere shot 66 to win the men’s competition by four strokes, while Rex Ikede finished second with 70, beating Dr Edward Carpe on the countdown.

Lucky Akpieye emerged victorious in the women’s competition after scoring 65 goals.

The veterans event was won by Monday Ikhureigbe, who scored 72 against O. Okome in the countdown. J. Aluede was two strokes off the pace to finish third.

The club’s oldest member, Amos Edoriagba shot 74 to emerge victorious in the super veteran category.

John Okojie won the top rough with 75 while Austin Ojomo scored 17 after his 7-iron rolled into the cup for a hole-in-one.