The organisers of yearly 3E Actuaries Open Championship in Equatorial Guinea as part of their expansion plan has scheduled their first Nigerian qualifier for the event for Ibadan Golf Club in Oyo State later in August.
The qualifier will not only feature members of the Professional Golfers’ Association of Nigeria, it will also accommodate players from West and Central African countries who nurse the ambition of featuring at the all-expense paid finals in December.
www.pganigeria.com can reveal that the Ghana, Togo, Gambia, Cameroon and Gabon are key countries that are expected to wrestle final spots the with their Nigerian counterpart at the Ibadan Golf Course.
Meanwhile, the qualifier also has a tag N10million Naira purse tied to it, while $300, 000 USD is being proposed for the finals in Mongono in December.
The players that pick the final ticket at Ibadan would be drawn alongside qualifiers from the European leg while lady professionals that debuted at the last edition would still earn their spots via invites and wild cards.
Two Nigeria players, Oche Odoh and Gift Willy won the first-three editions of the event, with Odoh registering his name twice. Englishman Hinton Craig is the defending Champion.