Las Ali Shobande won in the veteran category with a score of 72-net while another former captain at Ikeja Golf club, General Olayinka Sule ducked in the second position.The prize staked in the guest men category went to Ayo Fagbemi while Tope Melodi was runner-up.In the Ladies event, Chichi Alamu emerge winner after a net score of 65, leaving Lola Mamud in the second position.Other winners in the keenly contested event include, Ruth Oluwatosin, Magdalene Quaye, Queen Adam and Maria Asuni.Others are Toyin Akinola, Uche Dimgba, Omini Ofem, Yomi Egbe, Uche Nwokocha and Tolani Ilesanmi.Impressed with the turnout at the occasion, the Captain Ajomale thanks every member of Ikeja Golf Club for the opportunity to serve them.While saying his vision for the club had been largely achieved, Ajomale promise to continue to contribute to the development of the club.Newly installed Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi was the special guest at the event closing ceremony.Ooni Ogunwusi led a team of other Yoruba Obas and prominent Yoruba sons and daughter to the closing ceremony.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 2016 edition of the annual Ikeja Captains Day tournament; a week-long competition put in place to mark the end of tenure of Cdre Tokunbo Ajomale (rtd), came to a thrilling end on Saturday with Femi Oyefule emerging the winner of the competition.To emerge victorious, Oyefule shot a score of 67-net, leaving Henry Okpe with a net score of 71 in the second position. Former club captain, Kunle Ogunleye placed third in the competition while Ebiyemi Pinnick, also a former golf captain at golf section of Ikoyi club came fourth.
Three of the Wallabies matchday 23 – Ned Hanigan, Sean McMahon and Curtis Rona – have never played against the All Blacks and close to half the team was not a part of last year’s Sydney debacle.Though Hooper maintained their focus was incredibly narrow heading into the Test, when asked if he let his thoughts wander to the idea of winning the trophy, he was honest.“This group’s come together this year to do something and what’s wrong with a dream? What’s wrong with a goal that everyone here wants to achieve?,” he said.“There’s nothing wrong with it and that’s what we should be aspiring to and wanting so everyone in our change room has that mentality.”McMahon will start at no. 8 for the Wallabies for the first time since last year’s Test against France, after missing the June Series with injury.Despite having 15 Tests to his name, McMahon has never been picked in a Bledisloe and coming off four weeks of tuning up, Hooper expects plenty from the 23-year-old.“He’s a damaging ball carrier, defender and he’s really worked on his game over the breakdown and in the breakdown,” he said.“I’ve been really impressed with how strong he is over the ball.“He goes absolutely hell for leather from the kick-off.“So, if he can give that for 60 minutes he’s going to make some real inroads into a quality New Zealand team.”Once McMahon and co come off in Sydney, the support of an experienced bench will be a nice luxury for the Wallabies, who have an average of 43 caps across the board on the pine this weekend.Though the All Blacks didn’t exactly pile on the points in that final 20 minutes of last year’s three encounters, their returns of three tries in the last quarter were game-sealing, with the Wallabies able to score just one try after 60 minutes, in the 78th minute in Sydney.“They are really good at that 60-minute mark of that continued pressure,” Hooper said.“They know their roles really well, and that’s their bench included.“Our bench hasn’t seen the enthusiasm in the last couple of games that we probably would’ve liked to have seen so picked a really strong bench, guys like Lopeti (Timani), (Sekope) Kepu in the front row and Tevita (Kuridrani) to come on.“Some guys to really up the tempo, up the enthusiasm and some really nice skill set and experience on the bench to close out a game.”