Nigeria’s number one golfer Oche Andrew Odoh will be playing directly into the finals of the Lion of Africa Cape Town Open, when it tees-off on November 24th 2016. This is on the strength his sterling finish at last weekend’s Vodacom Origin of Golf Championship where he finished in 6th place at St Francis’ Links in South Africa.
Odoh the only consistent Nigerian player on the Sunshine Tour says the development will boost his confidence going forward, especially as he hopes to leverage the Cape Town wild Card to better his world ranking.
“I am really pleased to have played so well last week and I am working hard to build on it when I get to Cape Town later in the month”
On his play at St. Francis Links’ venue of Vodacom Origin of golf, he remarked that he is proud of his 6th place at the event but have also marked out areas he would be working on.
“I dropped a number of shots coming home on two of the rounds, of particular was the last day that I was seven under with three holes to go and ended up picking some needless bogies. I would be taking some sessions with a psychologist along with my routine. In all I should be fine before Capetown Open tees-off.”
The event has also bettered his world ranking by six steps from 1877 to 1871 remaining the only Nigerian player to be officially ranked.
A top five finish at the Capetown Open will earn him an automatic Spot at the Alfred Dunhill Championship on December 1, 2016.
“My target is to be at the Alfred Dunhill Championship” he said. Alfred Dunhill Championship is a co-sanctioned event between Sunshine Tour and European Tour, which makes it a tougher field, but he believes the challenge is what he has prepared for all this year.