Slow Start for Nigerians as Zim Player lead in Mongomo

Zimbabwean Mandhu Mohammed has the advantage going to the second round at the 3E Actuaries Championship in Equitorial Guinea. He returned 65, six under par in the opening round to tower above the 68 other players competing for a slice of the $150, 000 US Dollars.

He is two shot ahead of his nearest competitors; Gustafsson Peter from Swede, and another Zim player Muthiya Madalisto who shot 68 at the Presidential Golf Course in Mongomo.

The best scores from Nigeria players who had in the past dominated the event was from Olapade Sunday, who grinded home a level par in the face of stiff competition at the newly re-structured 3E event. The score placed him in a joint ninth place which is a stroke behind Ghana’s Emos Korblah one of the region’s top star too.

Gift Willy, Michael Ubi and Kabir H, Mohammed all shot 74, two over par for a joint seventeen place after first round.

Two-time winner, Oche Odoh is twelve shots adrift of the leader at 78, six over along with Morgan Atako, which leaves his title defense in doubt.

This edition of the event not only has bigger prize purse ($150, 000) has attracted the highest number of players, (68 in all) from three different continents.

Olawale Opayinka, the arrow head of the sponsoring company believes he can nurse the event to becoming “the most important event” on the continent,

Earlier this year, a qualifier was staged in Dubai tagged “Road to Mongomo” and 14 female professionals including Nigeria’s Uloma Mbuko are featuring for the first time.

“We intend to use this event to point the global golf community to the talents, tourism and facilities in Africa.” Opayinka told pganigeria.com recently.

RESULT

S/N PLAYER COUNTRY DAY 1 REMARK
1 MANDHU MOHAMMED ZIMBABWE 66 -6
2 GUSTAFSSON PETER SWEDEN 68 -4
3 MUTHIYA MADALITSO ZIMBABWE 68 -4
4 SOBRON GALMES LUNA (L) SPAIN 69 -3
5 HINTON CRAIG ENGLAND 69 -3
6 ECHEVERRIA PAZ  (L) CHILE 69 -3
7 CORFIELD LEE ENGLAND 70 -2
8 KORBLAH EMOS GHANA 71 -1
9 DA COSTA FERREIRA S PORTUGAL 72 E
10 OLAPADE SUNDAY NIGERIA 72 E
11 PUIG GINER XAVIER SPAIN 72 E
12 HURTADO PAULA  (L) COLOMBIA 73 1
13 SANJUST ROCCO ITALY 73 1
14 ALVAREZ LILLIAN (L) MEXICO 73 1
15 GARNISH JORDAN ENGLAND 73 1
16 CAIRNS RYAN ZIMBABWE 74 2
17 JOY LUKE ENGLAND 74 2
18 WILLY GIFT NIGERIA 74 2
19 KOCKEN GUSTAF SWEDEN 74 2
20 SEALE JOSHUA U S A 74 2
21 UBI MICHAEL NIGERIA 74 2
22 MOHAMMED K HARUNA NIGERIA 74 2
23 BERTRAN VICTOR SPAIN 74 2
24 MESTRE RAMON SPAIN 75 3
25 EBELA MVONDA DESIRE CAMEROUN 75 3
26 AMIN HAMZA AUSTRIA 75 3
27 KAMTE BONGANI JAMES SOUTH AFRICA 75 3
28 MURADZIKWA TRAINOS ZIMBABWE 75 3
29 SAFATSA TOBOHO SOUTH AFRICA 75 3
30 MOUKAGNI BRICE GABON 75 3
31 EL-KHARRAZ RACHI MOROCCO 75 3
32 ABLEINDINGER KARL AUSTRIA 76 4
33 AKOPE DEOGATIOUS UGANDA 76 4
34 BRIZZOLAR CHIARA  (L) ITALY 76 4
35 MC COMB TYRON SOUTH AFRICA 76 4
36 WHITTAKER LEIGH  (L) GERMANY 76 4
37 ROIG KYLE  (L) PUERTO RICO 76 4
38 NAMUR ANDRSON JAMIL BRAZIL 76 4
39 RICE MATT ENGLAND 76 4
40 WI CARLIE SOUTH KOREA 76 4
41 SAGAR ADAM ENGLAND 77 5
42 DJEZOU KOUASSI COTE D’IVOIRE 77 5
43 ASSIN KOUTOUAN COTE D’IVOIRE 78 6
44 ATAKO MORGAN NIGERIA 78 6
45 GBENYOR ANTHONY GHANA 78 6
46 ODOH ANDREW OCHE NIGERIA 78 6
47 GOODALL RACHEL  (L) ENGLAND 79 7
48 FRANCIS CHRISTOPHER NIGERIA 79 7
49 BAKO KAMALU NIGERIA 79 7
50 TOURAY SISAWO SWEDEN 79 7
51 SAUROMBE ROBSON ZIMBABWE 79 7
52 TURNER JANE   (L) ENGLAND 80 8
53 KIESWETTER CRAIG SOUTH AFRICA 80 8
54 GRAHAM SCOTT SCOTLAND 81 9
55 MBUKO ULOMA (L) NIGERIA 81 9
56 ROSSI ANNA  (L) ITALY 81 9
57 PARKER LEWIS ENGLAND 82 10
58 WEBSTER  CORRY CANADA 82 10
59 NIANG SAMBA ANOUNE SENEGAL 83 11
60 DRAMMEH KEBBA GAMBIA 84 12
61 MACHADO LUIZ  MARTINS BRAZIL 85 13
62 NDIAYE MIRIAME (L) SENEGAL 87 15
63 GALT JOSHUA TRINIDAD N T 89 17
64 NGUEMA OBA LISA ABAGA EQ GUINEA 89 17
65 MODISHA BELLA (L) SOUTH AFRICA 91 19
66 AUSTWICK CHARLOTTE (L) ENGLAND 92 20
67 ANGUE OBIANG J EQ GUINEA 95 23
68 OPAYINKA OLAWALE NIGERIA 118 46

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