TORGAH EDGES OUT AS OLAPADE CHASES CLOSE
Number one player on the African Tour Vincent Torgah holds a one-stroke lead heading into the final round of the 4th edition of the Portharcourt Classic.
Amid calm winds during the moving day at the golf course there were a few players who wanted to do justice to the course, but only a handful of them were able to do so, compared to that Torgah who earned the outright lead after round three at two-under par.
Torgah had a third round which featured four birdies and two bogeys, with one of the birdies coming in on the final hole 18th to help the Ghanaian leapfrog club house leader Gift Willy by one-stroke while the homeboy Willy settled for the second place.
Willy carded a three-under par 67 during the third round to grab a one-shot lead at the club house while Torgah was still battling for survival to overthrow Emos Korblah and Mike Ubi who were all tied with him at level par going into the third round. However, both Mike Ubi and Emos Korblah were unable to catch up with the Ghanaian who cruised himself to a two-shot lead over the pair and finished both tied for third at level-par after 54 holes.
"The pin positions were a bit tough today, so I had to play mostly to the safer side of the greens so as to be able to make some good putts. Nevertheless I am not playing against any of the players, I just want to feel better with my swing and if I win or don't that's not a big deal, I just want to play better tomorrow" said Torgah who is seeking a fourth win of the season.
Meanwhile Sunday Olapade stole the show after posting a five-under 65 to move up the leaderboard from thirteenth spot to sixth at five-over par with seven shots off the lead heading into the final round.
"I am very OK with my scores today, being seven shots off the lead does not post any threat to me. Five-under is OK, I am cool with it tomorrow is another day, I can play better in the final round" said excited Olapade who was able to bounce back into the top ten after a poor start at the first two rounds.
Other notable round of the day included that of Francis Epe who returned a third round three-under par to remain on the leaderboard at 5th position heading into the final round.
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