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Cameroon Victory, A Major Career Boost –Odoh

Posted: May 22, 2015 at 12:35 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Former Nigeria number one golfer, Oche Odoh, has described his successful defence of the Cameroon International Open title at the Yaounde Golf Club as a major boost to his career.

Speaking with the press recently, he said that the victory helped ascertain that all the efforts he had put into his game were beginning to pay off.

“It was an emotional win for me, the first player to win the event back-to-back and that is a big boost for my confidence,” Odoh said.

Oche Odoh

Oche Odoh

Odoh, who shot 289, one over par at the Yaounde Golf Club to claim the 15, 000 Euros at the event said, “I feel great, especially given that most Nigerian players didn’t do so well at the event this year.

“Only two players made the top-ten finish and that was enough to discourage me, but I had to be strong to make that win.”

Cameroon’s new kid sensation, Isa Nlareb picked the runner up trophy with three shots adrift of Odoh, while longtime best player, Desire Ebela, finished third.

2013 winner, Ghana’s Emos Korblah, placed seventh, while Marcus Elisha from IBB International Golf and Country Club was the second Nigerian on the log at 10th position.

This year’s edition was the 6th edition and Nigerian players have won four of the entire editions so far with Oche making a double.

Other winner are late Ali Abdullahi, who won the inaugural edition and Gboyega Oyebanji, winner of the second edition in 2011.