Maiden Shagamu Cup ; Owusu and Christopher Lead The Field After The First Round.
A rather flat start gave way to an extraordinary finish to the first day of the Shagamu Cup here at the Lafarge Elephant Cement Course as Nigeria's Cristopher Francis and Ghana's Enoch Owusu stole a march on their rivals with a stunning pair of 69's.
Owusu delivered the highlight of the day, when he holed a birdie on the 17th to make the most birdies on day one, Before failing to sink a par putt on the 18th hole, which could have left him one shot clear off the field. His round also featured six birdies,eight pars and four Bogey's with three of the Bogey's coming on the back nine, to settle for a two under par 69 on the par 71 course.
We should hardly have been surprised that it was Christopher Francis who joined the Ghanian to separate themselves from the field. Because for the last couple of months, this remarkable young Nigerian professional has been putting daylight between him and his rivals on the African Tour and he is fast becoming a house hold name in the golfing community.
Mean while The Tours No1 player Vincent Togarh and Francis Epe; (winner of the just concluded Southeast Shootout in Owerri) alongside Magnus Onumajuru are tied for second- @ one under par respectively.
Those names sound familiar on the mind of every golf fanatics in the region. Vincent however recorded a round of one under par after failing to sink a par on the seventeenth to have him joined on the second spot by Francis Epe who also turned in a 70 also.
Here is a brief detail of how the leaders board stand after the first round.
Tied first is Enoch Owusu and Cristopher Francis @two under par 69 respectively.
Tied second is Vincent Togarh, Francis Epe and Magnus Onumajuru @ one under par.
Meanwhile Tied sixth is the duo of Zimbabwe's Visitor Mapwanya and Biggie Chivuburi @ level_par each.
While Ubi sits on the eight spot @ one over par.
Tied ninth on the leader is a pack of five players including P. Nji, Olapade Sunday, P. Adegoke , C. Okoro and Udom Saater @ two over par respectively.