Shagamu Cup Victory a dream come true for Cameroonian Priestly Nji.
He didn’t drop a shot until the final hole on Saturday, when it didn’t matter any more, and Priestly NJI still cruised to his maiden African Tour victory in the SHAGAMU CUP CHAMPIONSHIP at the prestigious Lafarge Cement Golf Cousre.
Even with the dropped shot, he still carded a three-under-par 69, Eventually the Cameroonian could have tied his bogey free round record of 68 save for the bogey he made on the 18th hole to finish three_under for the tournament and one stroke clear of Francis Epe and Vincent Togarh – all of whom put a lot of pressure on Nji with rounds of 68 and 69 respectively.
“It’s awesome,” laughed Nji afterwards. “This is what dreams are made of. When I get up in the morning and I think about it – it’s definitely been a dream of mine since I joined the Tour. I’m just happy to be chasing the dream.”
With the chasing pack all going so low after the first nine holes, it was a busy day for Pristhy. 'It was a rollercoaster' for the Cameroonian. He started off feeling some nerves while Mike Ubi was still leading the field, got through that and then started making some putts. From there, it was smooth sailing up until the last couple of holes when he realised he was ahead and he needed to know what he was doing. "I just felt that playing defensive golf against tough players was a lot harder than attacking. ” said Nji.
Nji showed maturity out there, shrugging off pressure from such players as Vincent Togarh who finished runner-up alongside Francis Epe @_two_under_par for the tournament and Mike Ubi whose game looks like it’s taking shape again. Magnus Onumajuru also had a great tournament in Shagamu, sharing the fourth spot with the in-form Mike Ubi @_one_over_par.
Zimbabwe's Visitor Mapwanya, Chidi Tobias and Biggie Chibvuri, finished seventh, eighth and ninth positions with cumulative scores of Three_over, Five_over and Seven_over_par respectively over 72 holes.
Meanwhile P. Adegoke finished 9th position, as day one co_leader Ghanian Enoch Owusu finished tenth on the leader board.
After three seasons of consistent play and quality display on the African_Tour Cameroonian Nji Priestly finally won himself a tittle,with a breakthrough victory at the Maiden edition of the SHAGAMU CUP.