Achimota dominates 58th MTN-Asantehene Gold Cup

golf6Achimota Golf Club’s Yaw Dogbe emerged the overall winner of the men’s scratch event at the 58th MTN-Asantehene Gold Cup played at the Royal Golf Club in Kumasi.

He played a gross score of 150 to win in his field.

His performance set the tone for other ‘Achimotans” as Amos Koblah kept his unbeaten run intact by winning the four-day 72-hole professional event ahead of Lucky Ayisah.

After a rather shaky tee off, Kobla proved too strong for his younger competitors on the second and final days in particular, grossing 287 to take home Ghc10,000.

Koblah had featured as a clear favourite in the absence of top performers like Vincent Torgah, Victor Brave-Mensah and Stephen Gla.

And on final day, he lived up to that favourite tag, brushing aside competition from his competitors to record a rather trouble-free win.

Cynthia Nyantakyi put some smiles on the faces of the host club with an important stroke to wrap up the ladies scratch topmost prize.

She won with a gross score of 163 to halt the Achimota dominance.

Honours in the Ladies and Men’s handicap competition went to M.I Oppong and Musa Adams respectively.

Kwabena Poku won in the men’s support group; C. K. Kusi emerged winner in the seniors’ category. Other winners include Nana Osei Kwadwo II and E. K. Bonsu.

The four-day competition was played in honour of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and sponsored by MTN.

Dr. B.K Baiden, Captain of the club thanked the Asantehene and MTN as well as new sponsors, Excel Banking of National Investment Bank, for their unwavering commitment to the development of golf.

The Royal Golf Club, he said, has shown commitment to the development and promotion of the sport with the organisation of two successful golf clinics for nearly 100 students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) as a means of introducing them to golf.

“We are committed, subject to availability of sponsorship, to extend the clinics to other tertiary institutions within the Kumasi Metropolis. The club is also involved in training the youth from Upper Primary to JHS.”

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