Ajah wins Heineken Aba Open Championship
South Africa 2014 MTN World Amateur Golf Championship participant, Sunday Ajah on Sunday emerged the overall winner and champion of the 16th Heineken Aba Amateur Golf Open Championship held at Aba Sports Club Golf Section.
With his gross score of 155, Ajah beat Ude Sunday to the second position and Emmanuel Onumajuru, a four-time winner of the tournament, to a distant third position.
About 150 male and female amateur golfers from all parts of the country participated in the six categories of the tournament sponsored by Nigeria Breweries Plc. (NB Plc).
Happy that he won the competition, Ajah said, “this is my first victory since I started participating in it five years ago. This is one of the tournaments that I had dreamt of winning. I want to play professional golf, I was in South Africa for the MTN World Amateur Championship in 2014 and I still want to go higher than that.”
Ajah, who praised NB Plc for sponsoring the competition, also appealed to the brewery to help young players to join the professional ranks.
He expressed his appreciation to his sponsors, Emeka Ekwebelem and Mrs. Ngodi Nkwoji, who is the lady captain of the Golf Section of Aba Sports Club.
In his goodwill message, NB Plc’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Johan Doyer said the tournament continued to offer his company an opportunity to further demonstrate commitment towards sports development and active healthy living in Aba, Abia State and the nation in general.
“I am delighted that the tournament has once again brought together golf enthusiasts from different locations beyond the state to display their skills in what would be three days of great entertainment and bonding,” he said.
Giving kudos to NB Plc for its sustained good disposition towards the club, Aba Sports Club’s President, Mr. Geoffrey Uzoagbara described the brewer as “our best benefactor.”
*1484* The Brewery Manager Aba; Mr. Babatunde Jinadu declaring the 16th Heineken Aba Amateur Golf Tournament open.
*1501* Cross section of Golfers and the Aba Brewery team during the 16th Heineken Aba Amateur Golf Open Tournament
*1666*L-R; RBM – Aba; Mr. Ben Umeh, PAM-South; Mr.. Uzodinma Odenigbo, MD Champion Breweries Plc; Mr. Patrick Ejidoh, Winner of the 16th Heineken Aba Amateur Golf Open Tournament; Sunday Thomas Ajah,
BM; Babatunde Jinadu and the President of Aba Sports Club; Mr. Geoffrey Uzoagbara during the 16th Heineken Aba Amateur Golf Open Tournament.
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