A maritime expert and the owner of one of Nigeria’s biggest tug supply vessels, MV Atlantic Brigand, Dr Augustine Ndubisi, over the weekend, won the Lord Wilson golf open tournament which took place at Lakowe Lakes Golf Resort in Lagos.

A statement by the organisers on Tuesday said that Mr Ndubisi, who played off handicap 17, won with one stroke under the course par while.

According to the statement, the Secretary General of Abuja MOU, Sunday Umoren, who played handicap 28 came in a close second position with two strokes over par while a Lagos-based banker Okposo Hector, came third.

The individual medals were won by a marketing consultant, Emmanuel Emoghware who clinched the medal for nearing the pin on the par 3 14th hole while Mendes Seun won the medal for longest drive with a Tee shot of 248 meters on the par 4 18th hole.

Speaking shortly after receiving his trophy, Abuja MOU Secretary General Captain Sunday Umoren welcomed the participation of more maritime stakeholders in the game of golf.

“I am delighted that shipowners now join us in the game of golf. I look forward to a day Nigeria will host an international golf tournament for maritime stakeholders.”

On his part, Mr Augustine Ndubisi assured that he will drive the process to encourage Nigerian Maritime industry players to embrace golf.

The owner of Lakowe Golf Course, Mr Bayo Alli of ARM Group, said that the management of Lakowe course is committed to organising national and international tournaments to ensure Nigeria is recognized globally in the game of golf.

He expressed delight at the interest stakeholders in the maritime sector now have in the game of Golf.

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