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Georgia Oboh set for Aramco Saudi Arabia golf tournament



Georgia Oboh continues to make an inroad into the elite cadre in global golf as the teenage sensation has been invited for the 2020 Aramco Saudi Ladies International Golf Tournament later this month.

Oboh’s campaign on the Tour this year, has seen her played a total of eight events after the lockdown starting with the Scottish Ladies Open, before moving on to participate in the Czech Ladies Open near Prague, Czech Republic, and the VP Bank Ladies Open on the Ladies European tour.

She had also featured in tournaments in Switzerland and Spain and with some noticeable improvement in her scores from the same time last year in her scoring averages on tour and her finish positions. Oboh in her campaign so far has  had a scoring average of 1_under_Par through the tournaments and with which she has secured two top 20’s and two top 10 finishes.

The Edo State-born golfer is now set to make history with the other ladies from the Ladies European Tour (LET) when they tee it up in Saudi Arabia for the first time starting  12th to 15th November.

The Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund, is set to be the biggest prize purse outside of the major events and the Scottish Ladies Open.  With a $ 1 million dollar prize fund.    

The Nigerian and eight other players carefully selected from around the world,  on a sponsors exempt will be amongst the field of 108 players expected showcase their golfing skills during . This is in a bid to grow the game of golf amongst ladies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In her remarks, Oboh said: I give God all the Glory and feel very honoured to have been invited to such a prestigious event which is set to host the very top of the Ladies on the Ladies European Tour and members of the LPGA too. I am happy with the way that my game is developing and looking forward to a great learning experience once again. The abbreviated season due to Covid-19 gave me a chance to work on my game and it has been great just to pause and see some return now, so I give God all the Glory indeed.”

She added: “To have the opportunity to play in the Inaugural Saudi Arabia Ladies International is just the best feeling this year and I am really looking forward to the challenge.
“I would like to take this opportunity to give God all the glory and acknowledging my family and friends who are doing all they can to make this trip possible as you already know that I have no Corporate sponsor yet but God has been so faithful through all of the challenges this year and I am sure He is the best corporate partner that I can have moving forward”. 

The Aramco Saudi Arabia tournament will be played at the Royal Greens and Country Club which received the World Golf Awards  for ‘best golf club’ in Saudi Arabia 2020.

The 72 holes event will be an individual Ladies Strokeplay format with a cut after 36 holes.

Ilori wonderful

Ilori Wonderful is a scratch golfer and a senior golf writer with years of experience. He is the founder, 9jagolf.com.ng, and brain behind the (Golf2Streets) an NGO for grassroot golf development in Africa. What began as a grad school hobby is now a top golf blog in Nigeria, with thousands of readers coming to his site for easy and reliable golf news. His first blog was published in 2016 on naijagolf.simdif.com. He has also worked and published articles as guest golf writer with the likes of Thenation.ng, www.nannews.ng, sokonnect.com, TheAfricantour.com etc. He is known for his honest and genuine golf reporting.

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