Golfers from the South-South and South-East will be in action from August 3 to 4 at Port Harcourt Club for the International Pairs regional qualifiers.
Fifteen slots are up for grabs.
The pair of Tim Ayomike and Akeem Lawal won the Lagos competition featuring players from the South-West. Forty-one pairs participated in the qualifiers at Ikoyi Club 1938.
Ayomike and Lawal grossed a total of 66-stableford points to lead the pack of 20 teams that made the finals.
Other winners in the contest are S. Winston and Emmanuel Oluoha (62-points), Evelyn Oyome and Biodun Oyewoga (61-points), Amaechi Ndili and Njide Ndili (59-points), Joe Oduah and Raphael Adewale (58-points) and Charles Idowu and Keneath Osuji (58-points).
Meanwhile, Ayomike and Lawal have restated their determination to win the coveted International Pairs trophy in Portugal. The pair said they are confident that they will win the national final in Uyo and represent Nigeria in the world final.
The winners will be given an all-expense paid trip to Portugal in November.
Chief Executive Officer of Falcon Golf Development Company Remi Olukoya said the number of qualifiers was increased from 15 pairs to 20 because of the number of participants and good showing by most of the players. He added that because of the good performance of most of the players, the cut-off of 50-stableford points was eventually arrived at.
Air France, one of the sponsors of the competition, promised to continue to support the event.
Other supporters of the event are The Paradise Abuja, Eroton, Dangote Flours, Zenera, Air peace, 9mobile, GTI Capitals, Sims Nigeria, Pepsi and Grand Oak.
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