Golf: Korley, Antwi excel in Airtel Ghana Open

Korley (right) receiving his awardThe 84th Airtel Ghana Golf open has ended succesfully with celebrity golf club’s Gabriel T. Korley emerging as the overall winner in the men’s scratch A with 148 score.

The four day event which was held at the celebrity golf club in Tema saw Korley beat Tafo based Alfred Kwame on count back with Frank Avorsey of Achimota  and Cote d’Ivoire’s Amany M. Joseph following in that order with 148, 148 and 149 score respectively.

Esther Antwi finished first in the ladies seniors category with a 77 score, while Prince K. Asanpong went home with the juniors ultimate trophy.

Maureen Akuaku picked the Ladies Group B Longest Drive prize with Japheth Achola winning the men’s event. The ladies Group A Longest Drive Prize went to Royal Golf Club’s Constance Awuni, while Thywill Komladzei lifted the men’s event.

Catherine Fabbi picked the ladies Group A Nearest-to-the-Pin trophy with Yao Dogbe winning the men’s category.

Improved Jessica Tei proved superior in the ladies main event (Scratch) after recording a score of 166 over two days, beating seasoned golfer Mona Myers  Captan  by just a stroke, who also beat Cynthia Nyantakyi, Constance Awuni and Felicity Okyei-Gyeabour in that order.

The Group B men scratch category saw Theodore Asampong recording an 83 score over 36 holes with Maureen Akuaku winning the men’s event. N. Hage picked the ultimate prize in the ladies Group B handicap event, while J. Ababio went home with the men’s prize with Gabriel K. Ayiwah picking up the men’s Group A handicap ultimate prize.

Speaking at the event, Head of Business at Airtel Ghana and the President of the Ghana Golf Association (GAA) Mike Aggrey, in their separate speeches expressed their delight about the impressive scores the participants recorded in this year’s competition.

The GGA boss on the other hand added that, “What you have seen here is a clear demonstration of what we have done in the last few years. The interest has always been there and we are not relenting. We have set high targets to make the sport more appealing especially to the youth.”

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