Golf: Birdies Inspire Bello to CBN Governor’s Cup Victory

first_imgOludare Bello drilled four birdies to ease his path to victory as the overall winner of the 10thCBN Governor’s Cup Golf Tournament in Abuja.Bello, the former Captain of IBB International Golf and Country Club, shot 70 nett to emerge the overall winner of the tournament played on Saturday.The 8- handicapper, known to friends as ‘Big B’ birdied holes 1, 8, 14 and 18 on IBB golf course to stay in the hunt for the title that featured a field of 220 golfers.Segun Adebayo beat Ado Samba on count-back after both players tied on 73 nett to win the Men Division 1 title.Paul Erokoro finished a stroke off the pace for the second runner nett position.Okey Igweh carded 79 to surge past E.R Chioba to annex the men gross, while Mohammed Suleiman came in with a score of 81 to place third.Adekumbi Usman clinched the ladies division one prize by beating Anne Abimiku by five shots. Usman posted 93, while Mirabel Edozie trailed for third on 101.The CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele was represented at the tournament by Yunusa Mohammed Sanusi.Sanusi, who plays off handicap 20, said the tournament featured in addition to other guests, CBN pensioners Lagos, Kano and Jos, adding that CBN has faith in Nigeria and IBB International Golf Club by organising the tournament.The bank’s Acting Director Corporate Communications, Isaac Okoronkwo, said the level of competition was improved by the opening up of the participation to over 220 players.“It is a special edition because it is the 10th anniversary of the tournament. It not easy to sustain the sponsorship of any event for 10 years and it is in the spirit of CBN-to enable Nigerians excise their body and engage in competition,’’ Okoroafor said.Top lawyer, Dr Alex Izinyon SAN, similarly lauded CBN for demonstrating faith in golf through the consistent sponsorship of the tournament of the years. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Olawale Ajimotokan in Abujalast_img read more

Men’s Soccer: Badgers tally season-high four goals in defeat of Rutgers

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (6-4-2, 3-1 Big Ten) beat fellow Big Ten opponent Rutgers (2-8-1, 1-4 Big Ten) 4–2 Sunday, extending their unbeaten streak to five games.The slippery conditions at the McClimon Complex didn’t slow down the players on offense — both teams combined for 26 shots (14 on goal) and six goals during the match.The four goals scored by Wisconsin are the most they have managed in any match this season.In a post-match conversation with UW athletics, Wisconsin head coach John Trask commended his team for their scoring output and ability to play to the dismal conditions.Women’s hockey: Badgers sweep Mercyhurst to continue impressive start to seasonAfter last weekend’s sweep of the Lindenwood Lions at home, the Badgers (4-0-0) looked to continue their success on the Read…“On a day like today, obviously conditions play a part. Sometimes it’s just about getting the ball down the field and we did that,” Trask said. “We knew it was going to be an absolute battle, but the guys listened to the message and it paid off.”The scoring began early as junior Robin Olofsson scored his first goal for the Badgers this season with a fifth-minute strike.The goals would continue to flow for Wisconsin as freshman Noah Melick, in his first start for the Badgers, scored his first goal in Wisconsin colors in the 28th minute. Melick wasn’t done either, as he would add to his tally later in the match with a second goal shortly after halftime.Freshman and the Badgers’ leading goal-scorer Andrew Akindele also joined the onslaught, scoring shortly after Melick’s second. That was Akindele’s third goal of the season, which accompanies his three assists — also a team high.Volleyball: Badgers fall in five sets to underdog HawkeyesThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team fell to the Iowa Hawkeyes 2–3 in Iowa City for their fourth away match Read…Despite the Badgers’ dominance, Rutgers wouldn’t go down easily. The Scarlet Knight’s Jordan Hall scored a pair, the second of which came in the 84th minute, shaving the Badger lead to just two and boosting his season tally to an impressive nine goals.Post-match, Trask also spoke highly of the performance from Wisconsin captain Noah Leibold.“He is one of the best players we have,” Trask said. “I don’t talk about him often, but I wouldn’t trade him for anyone in the conference.”The Badgers now head to an out-of-conference matchup against Green Bay (5-4-2, 2-2-1 Horizon).The Green Bay Phoenix began the season hot, winning five of their first seven matches but have struggled recently — having only been able to secure one victory in their past six outings.The Badgers will be looking to keep Green Bay out of the win column and continue their good run of form — Wisconsin has not lost the last five matches where the two sides have meet.The match will be broadcast on BTN Plus and kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m Wednesday from the McClimon Complex.last_img read more