Ikoyi Ladies champion, Frank, promises to build on victory
The newly crowned champion of Ikoyi Ladies Open Golf Tournament, Seaman Chinyere Joy Frank, says her victory at the championship is the fillip her game needs to take flight.
The Ikoyi Ladies Open victory is Frank’s first-ever top prize in a tournament since taking to the elite sport in 2009. This feat, she stated, marks a significant milestone in her fledgling golfing career.
Frank, a member of Air Assault Golf Club, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, who plays off handicap nine, returned to the clubhouse with 82 gross on Day 1 and 81 on the second day to overshadow teenager, Diana Osmond, who carded 83 and 84 gross on day one and two respectively. Rachael Danjuma garnered scored 81 and 87 gross respectively on both days to finish in third place.
“This is the first time I’m coming tops in a tournament since I started playing golf in 2009. This victory only means that I have to sit up and not to relax so that it does not seem like it was a fluke,” she said.
While appreciating the challenge from other golfers during the tournament, she said the birdies she recorded on hole 10, 11 and 12 were very important in fetching her victory.