The 2021 edition of the IBB Junior Open Tournament tees off Wednesday August 11 at the IBB International Golf and Country Club Abuja as Rivers State will be featuring only three players.
The trio of Christy Obomanu-Assis, 13, of Vine International School and Port Harcourt Club 1928/SBA Golf Course; Henry Harry, 16, of International Secondary School, RSU and Sea Lords Golf Club and Divine Paul, 16, of Ema Dominion International School, Sea Lords Golf Club make up the list.
Obomanu-Assis, has been participating in the Open since six and has won laurels; Henry Harry has been a good participant, but Paul is making his debut.
recalled Obomanu-Assis and Harry represented River State in the 2019 Youths Games in Ilorin; Obomanu-Assis then was 10 and Harry was 14.
Judy Obomanu-Assis, the leader of the Rivers State delegation however, revealed to SOKOnnect the she needed more players but for lack of funds she had to make do with what was available.
“I have been talking the Rivers State kids along singlehandedly; no sponsorship; but thank God for the two gentlemen who have always been there for us in spite of all odds; the lack of funds is reason we can’t participate with more players; otherwise, many wanted to participate,” she explained.
The Royal and Ancient (R&A) of St Andrews, Scotland sanctioned tournament is one of the Junior Open events in the country that has been exposing talented and skillful kid-golfer as Obomanu-Assis; Inyene Essien and Destiny Oyero among others who are sure to go places in the game.
The event will be wrapped up on Friday August 13 as prizes will given to winners and other deserved players