Playing at 5 over before Hole 8, Liman smashed the ball home in one shot at Hole 8, thereby winning the Globacom Toyota Corolla car prize for the first Hole-in-One winner of the Tour.
Speaking after his game, he said he was surprised to see the ball heading for the flag, and slowly roll into the hole.
He said, “Although I believed strongly that I would have a good game and even win the competition, my intention was not to play Hole-in-One. By the time I got to Hole 8, I was playing 5 over. My intention was to play a birdie and come to 4 over and then play another birdie and get to 3 over. Luckily, when I smashed the ball, it went into the hole.”
He paid tribute to Globacom for enriching golf sponsorship.
“Glo has changed the game of golf in Nigeria. Tournaments like this will help the game to grow and take our players to compete with the world’s best players. I am very happy. For me, the Hole-in-One prize is even more than the tournament prize.”