Golf: Bonsu lifts Tafo Open trophy

Okyenhene Amoatia Oforipanin (standing fifth from left), with the winners pose for a photograph

Okyenhene Amoatia Oforipanin (standing fifth from left), with the winners pose for a photograph

ROYAL Golf Club’s Maxwell Bonsu grossed 142 over two days to emerge winner of this year’s Tafo Open golf championship played at the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana over the weekend.

It was the former Cady of Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori panin’s second major title this year after shrugging off tough challenge from opponents to lift the Ghana Open trophy, the biggest on the country’s golf calendar.

The single handicapper beat A. Nafiu (144) by two strokes, who in like manner beat Vincent Attila by two strokes in that sequence.

Fellow young golfer, Jessica Tei from Achimota recorded a gross score of 90 on day one and 85 on the second day (175gross) to win the ladies scratch event.

Following in second place was Kumasi’s Cynthia Nyantakyi, who recorded a 183 gross score.

It was Richard Attila, 139, who grabbed the men’s Handicap ultimate prize, with Gyimah Yahaya, C. Osafo Kumah and Kofi Nkasah following with 142, 143 and 143 respectively.

Y.Sarfo Debrah from Tafo picked the ladies version with a net score of 156 with Elizabeth Captan grossing 159 net.

Charles Gyamfi left the Course as the men’s booby prize winner with a 234 score, while Elizabeth Olali picked the female version with an incredible 307 score.

Captain of the Tafo club, Mr. Peter Sesah, described the year as not-too-good for golfing taking into consideration the limited number of competition on the course.

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