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Teenage Golfer Essien Finishes Second at Champion of Champions Invitational


Sixteen-year-old Nigerian golfer, Iyeneobong Essien has created an admirable record after finishing as the first runner-up at the Champion of Champions World Golf Championship Invitational, in Northern Ireland.

The teenager competed in the 16-19-year-old category and played on two challenging courses – the Faldo Course and the Castle Hume Course at the Lough Erne Resort in Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

These courses have hosted several PGA tournaments played by some of the World’s best golfers. One of them is Rory Mcllroy, World number 2, who played at the recently concluded British Open. He played in the Faldo course as a junior golfer.

It has been a busy month for the young golf star who has been active on the European tour. She featured in the Kerry Cup at Waterville, Ireland, and gained more experience competing at the R&A Junior Open in Monifieth, Scotland.

Nigeria’s Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has acknowledged the exploits of the teenage sensation and to encourage her, the Minister has promised a cash reward.

Tom Jones Usen

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