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37th Libreville Open Golf Championship: Olapade closes gap with Togarh heading into day-3 at Gabon

37th Libreville Open Golf Championship: Olapade closes gap with Togarh heading into day-3 at Gabon

37th Libreville Open Golf Championship: Olapade closes gap with Togarh heading into final day in Gabon
37th Libreville Open Golf Championship: Olapade closes gap with Togarh heading into the moving at Gabon

 

The 72-hole Libreville Open Golf Championship is gradually hitting its peak heading into day-3.

Nevertheless, Ghanain golf star Vincent Togarh is yet to hit the brakes, but he might have some stiff competition from Nigeria’s  Sunday Olapade heading into day-3 of the competition.

Vincent who jumped out to a three-stroke lead in Round 1 of the tournament with a 4-under 68, while  Sunday Olapade was sitting five-shots adrift, carried that momentum into Friday. Where he recorded another 3-under 69 staying atop the halfway leaderboard at 7-under par, heading into the third round.

But that was far from the scintillating performance witnessed from Nigeria’s Olapade in the second, who recorded eight  birdies and two bogeys. Turning in the best score of the tournament so far.

The 33-year old professional was hot and blazing in the second round on Friday, where he moved four spots up on the leaderboard into second place, after he had earlier shot a 1-over par on Thursday to sit solo 5th on the leaderboard.

Olapade got hold of the weel on holes 3 and 4 where he picked up his first and second birdies of the round. He went on to secure more birdies on holes 7 and 9 respectively, after he he had intermittently bogeyed hole’s 5 and 8 respectively, finishing with  2-under par 33 on the first nine.

His good fortune seemed to have been waiting more for him on the the back half of the course, where he went bogey free for a (33) with four intermittent mouth watering birdies, coming on holes 10, 14, 17 and 18th.

Olapade quietly closed Togarh’s leading gap to two shots heading into the third round, after he had ended the day on 6-under par 66 and now solo second on the leaderboard, with a cumulative score of 5-under par over two days.

“It can only get better from here, anything happenOlapade told 9jagolf.com.ng

The Ikoyi based Pro is looking to improve on his 2019 performance where he missed cut at 11-over par, after he had won the event in the year before.

I’m still very positive and hopeful. I’m just aiming to finish as high as possible at the tournament” the Kawai Technologies sponsored player said further.

 

 

 

 

37th Libreville Open Golf Championship: Olapade closes gap with Togarh heading into final day in Gabon

 

Staying in the mix, third and fourth on the leaderboard, speaking of Senegalese golfer Samba Niang and Cameroon’s Pristy FON Nji the duo closed shop at 2 and 1-under pars respectively heading into the day-3 of competition.

Robson Chinoi who was one of the favorite to win at this event, struggled to finish with a 3-over 75 on day-2, having earlier shot a level par 72 on Thursday and now placed fifth on the leaderboard after 36-holes.

While five-time Lebreville Open champion Brice Moukagni is currently sitting 14th on the leaderboard at 11-over par.

Day-3 promises to be action packed as it will witness a though mano-a-mano between the players.

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