China to support golf in Ghana

Winners with their trophies

Winners with their trophies

The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Shi Ting Wang has promised to support the growth of golf in Ghana.

He gave the assurance at the China National Day Golf competition played at the Celebrity Golf Club in Sakumono to commemorate China’s 69th Independence anniversary celebration.

Mr Wang, who was the Special Guest of Honour for the well-attended competition said the China-Ghana Association would support the development of the game to international standard.

 

He assured said the association would do its best to support professional golfers in the country and reach out to the youth in a bid to spread the game across the country.

 

“We will work in collaboration with the Professional Golfers Association-Ghana. I therefore advise that all support issues should be channelled through John Mawuli, captain of Ghana PGA.”

 

In the event, Samuel Agyapong won the seniors’ session after playing 36 stableford points while Mrs Yun Zhang won the female version.

 

Richard Agyei recorded a 42 stableford point to win the men’s Group A top prize.  Kobladzei Thomson, 39 stableford and Peng Chao 35 stableford points followed in that order.

 

Jessica Tei picked the ladies Group A top prize with a 37 stableford point with Royal Golf Club’s Constance Awuni, 35 and Janet Stordeur, 35 stableford point following.

 

Wang Shu finished first in the men’s Group B event with 36 a stableford point, while Joseph Omane Baah and Li Xiaohai placed second and third with 35 and 34 stableford points respectively.

 

Experienced golfer Emos Korblah recorded a 212 score over three days to win the men’s pros category, while Lucky Ayisah and John Mawuli recorded 213 and 218 scores to place second and third respectively.

 

The president of the Ghana Chinese Society, Mr Tang Hong, who played four birdies on the day pledged to continue with the support for golf in Ghana.

He commended the Ghana PGA for the strides made towards the development and promotion of golf in the country and assured that his group would support to give the sport a national dimension.

The competition which was sponsored by Giti Tires saw winners and runners-up receive special cash prizes (Pros) trophies and products from Caitec Motors and Tang Palace Hotel vouchers.

 

Mr Li Xiaohai, captain of Chinese Golf Association and Mr Alan Chou, founder of Chinese Golf Association, Ghana, graced the event.

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