By G9ija

Lagos – Andrew Oche Odoh, Nigeria’s sole representative on the Sunshine Tour in South Africa has been grouped among some of the highly rated world players at the Dimension Data which tees off this weekend in Fancourt.
Lee Westwood, former world number one raises the bar for the R5.5 million prize money tourney; with former Open Champion, Scotsman, Paul Lawrie, Hanie Otto, Jbe Kruger being the other players drawing global attention to the Tour.
While Odoh who came in courtesy of his improved rating after the Sunshine Tour was recalibrated in January, is positive of a decent outing.
According to him, “I got here by hard work and I believe the future can be furthered with the same spirit. I am aware of the players’ rating in the tournament; we have the same numbers of clubs in our bags. I am very positive.”
Build up to the weekend event, Oche had pulled one of his best comeback feats last weekend at the Eye of Africa PGA Championship, where he threw in a 65, seven under par card on day two to avoid missing the cut.
“It was an incredible round for me and gives me confidence for this week’s challenge,” he added.
He had returned a not-too-comfortable 76, four over which he garnered from his last two holes (17th and 18th), a triple bogie and a bogie.
His only chance of moving ahead was to “dig-in big,” which he did by posting a joint best score of the week that salvaged his chance.
The multiple Nigerian Tour players of the year said that looking his card in “red” last week was what he needed as motivation for this week.
His performance this week will impart on his World Ranking and more importantly, his future chances on Sunshine Tour.