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Sunday Olapade wins Tour Championship

Sunday Olapade receives the champions trophy from an official at the weekend

Nigeria’s Sunday Olapade has won the Tour Championship, his fourth West Africa Golf Tour title in 2018.

Olapade, known as “the hit man” started the final round, leading the championship and finished at -10.

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Olapade went 71, 68 and 68 before wrapping a final round of 71.

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He took the lead on the second round and maintained it until the end.

“I played fantastic golf, put very well, I was very calm at the course and hit the fairway a lot,” said Olapade.

Torgah entered the final round in search of this fifth victory this season but shot 1-over par 73 and finished the tournament as runner up, at -4, six strokes behind the leader.

Torgah was however, crowned West Africa Golf Tour Order of Merit champion for the second consecutive year.

First round leader, Gift Willy, closed the final day at 2-over par 74 and 1-over par for the tournament with a third-place finish.

Visitor Mapwanya carded 1-over par and ended the tournament at 2-over par to maintain the fourth place.

Mohammed Liman posted a 72 course par and 4-over for the tournament to capture fifth place.

Michael Ubi played the best round of the day. His card featured one eagle on the par 5 hole 5 and four birdies.

It has been a year to remember for both players, Olapade and Torgah who equal in number of victories during the 2018 season.

The Nigerian had won Port Harcourt Classic, B & E, Nigeria@58 and Tour Championship while the Ghanaian won Memorare, 1st October Championship, NDDC Pro-Am Championship and The Masters.

The Tour Championship is the culmination of the 2018 season.

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