How Vincent Torgah earned his second white jacket at Nigeria Masters
TheGolfer Online, has on many occasions referred to the number one golfer in West Africa; Vincent Torgah, as the “catch-me-if you can golfer”.
Indeed, the Ghanaian golfer has extended the chase with yet another intriguing victory at the Nigeria Masters where he took home $12,000 as the ultimate winner.
Quite fascinating was the fact that, he entered the Masters at the back of another incredible win at the NDDC Pro-Am tournament barely a week on the West Africa Golf Tour series.
Torgah, undoubtedly is used to recording streaks of wins; last year alone, he capped a jaw-dropping 11 out of 14 majors in all his campaigns.
Defending a title as huge as the Nigeria Masters, however can never be discounted as easy. The competition fielded some of the big names on the tour and across the African landscape.
Vincent Torgah, on day one faltered along the way to finish at the 7th position after shooting 72. Yet, he made a swift run to top of the leaderboard on day two when he shot 69 and returned to winning ways.
On day three, another 69 was not enough to keep him in the momentum as Nigeria’s Michael Ubi caused a stir with a solid 67 for the first spot.
This upheaval reshuffled Torgah for a tie on the second spot into the final day with Chukwudi Okoro.
Nevertheless, known for his unwavering grips on final days, it came as little surprise when Vincent Torgah mesmerized the field with impressive round of golf that delivered 67 shots to clinch the trophy and a second white jacket in two years.
“I think it’s a great achievement for my golfing career,” he said adding, “I played with good spots men like Mike Ubi, Olapade and Okoro, who played super golf this week.” He indicated.
“I’m just lucky to be here to show what I can offer for a game that I enjoy from bone to the sky” He intimated.
His final day encounter saw the indefatigable Torgah cruised with 7 birdies, 2 bogeys and a flurry of 9 pars.
Torgah therefore ended the tournament at 11-under (277) while Chukwudi Okoro stayed 4 shots off the lead at 281 for the second spot.
Sunday Olapade carded a total 282 for a third-place finish while third round leader, Michael Ubi, receded to fourth place after shooting a final round of 74 to arrive at a total 5-under (283).
Vincent Torgah, with this win, sealed his fourth title of the 2018 West Africa Golf Tour season at the Phyton International Golf Club in Port Harcourt, Nigeria and maintained his second Order of Merit.
The Nigeria Masters is the major tournament of the West Africa Golf Tour and the winner this year took home $12.000 dollars out of $75,000 total purse.
The next tournament of the West Africa Golf Tour, the TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, will take place from 19th to 22nd December at IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja. Nigeria.
Picture Credit: West Africa Golf Tour (WAGT)