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2017 CBN Governor’s Cup: Amate Wins Golf Competition

AHMED Amate has emerged the overall winner of the 2017 edition of the Central Bank  ofNigeria Governor’s Cup golf competition, which took place overthe weekend at the IBB
International Golf andCountry Club, Abuja. Amate, a medical doctor, recorded a gross
of 89 and 67 nett to drive to a 19.4 handicap which secured his victory aheadof 200 other participants in the event.He said winning the competition was the best thing that had happened to him in recent time, while hoping to become a professional golf player in
the nearest future. He said: “I am elated off course after winning the2017 edition of the CBN
Governor’s Cup.“It is my first major trophy and I have beenplaying golf for just one
year now.“Golf is a sport you give your best; sometimes your best pay off and itdoesn’t, but I think my best yielded a good result this time around.“I played well and I enjoyed it; I will keep playing to keep reducing my handicap.”The Governor, CBN,Godwin Emefiele, who
handed the trophy toAmate, said the apex bank would continue toidentify with sports as
it was a strong unifyingfactor in the country.Emefiele, representedby the Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okoroafor, CBN, had lived up to expectation insports development in the country.The CBN bosscommended his predecessors for
introducing and sustaining the tournamentand promised to take the
tournament to the next level. He listed the All Financial InstitutionsFootball competition as
one of the other major sports competition sponsored by the bank. He said: “We will
continue to sponsor this golf competition whether
recession or not.”
The tournament saw
winners emerge in other
categories.
The auxiliary category
saw Abdullahi Sanusi
winning the CBN staff

Others winners are P.
Chidolue (longest drive
for men), R. Danjuma
(nearest to the pin ladies)
and C. Chiejina, who
pocketed the prize for
nearest to the pin for
men.
Sunday Ameh (SAN),
Captain of the IBB
International Golf
and Country Club,
commended the CBN
for sustaining the
tournament for the past
11 years.

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