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How WAGT Shared Match Play N16m For Professionals

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Posted: Jul 8, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Steve Oma-Ofozor

Lagos – The controversy over the recently concluded West African Golf Tour (WAGT) Match Play prize money of N16 million has been resolved as all the professionals who participated have been paid their dues.
Few days after the conclusion of the tournament, there were rumours that the organnisers under the chairmanship of Emeka Ukatta defaulted in paying the participants.
However, in a chat with one of the top winners of the tournament, who pleaded anonymity, we learnt that players have been paid.
Giving a breakdown of payment he said, “From those who participated at the round of 64, 16, 8 and the final four were paid accordingly.”
To this end, the winner, Emos Korblah, got the star prize of N2.4 million in the tournament that held between June 22 and 26 at the IBB Golf Club, Abuja, while the second position went to Oche Odoh with N1.6 million.
The third position whose name was not mentioned got N1 million; the fourth position N.8 million.
In the same vein, all players who could not go beyond the round of eight got N.6 million each; those who could not go beyond the round of 16 got N.4 million.
The last, not the least group were those who could not make the cut at the round of 64 and were rewarded with N65, 000 each.
The amateurs, who participated interestingly, got price items for their efforts.
Efforts to reach the chairman to comment on the threat by Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria (PGAN) to withdraw from the tournament proved abortive.