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65th Asantehene Open Championship: Olapade Sunday; from missing practice round to winning

65th Asantehene Open Championship: Olapade Sunday; from missing practice round to winning

3-years after winning the 62nd edition of the Asantehene Open in 2019. Nigeria’s Sunday Olapade has once again proven his ability beating other top contenders to be crowned the champion of the 65th Asantehene Golf Championship in Kumasi, Ghana on Saturday.

The tournament, which was concluded today at the Royal Golf Club in Kumasi, saw Olapade capitalise on his four-shots lead over Kojo Barnni his closest contender in the final round.

Coming off a top finish at the recently concluded Lebreville Open Championship, held in Gabon. Olapade couldn’t have a test on the golf course, due to travel delays. But he showed a brilliant performance to win the tournament by a jaw dropping eleven strokes.

The Ikoyi Club professional golfer fended off a stiff competition from host players including Vincent Togarh and Amos Koblarh, Kojo Barni and other players within and outside Ghana who competed in the competition, to cart away the lion share of the total purse prize.

The tournament was staged as part of the 23rd-anniversary celebration of the coronation of Asantehene, who is the royal father of Asante. It is the 65th edition of the tournament.

In the entire history of the tournament, Olapade is the first foreigner to win the competition and also the first foreigner to win it twice, 2019 and 2022.

Olapade posted rounds of 75,68,68 and 66 over four days consecutively, for a total score of 3-under par 277.

Other Nigerians who participated in the competition including the likes of Gift Willy & Solomon Ideriah all missed cut.

Find below the full score sheet…….

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