Golf: MTN Asantehene Gold Cup on Thursday

Anthony Yeboah2The 58th Asantehene Open Golf Championship, recently referred to as the MTN Asantehene Gold Cup will be played at the Royal Golf Club, Kumasi from Thursday May 14, to May 17, 2015.

This year’s edition will see the separation of Scratch (up to HCP 6) and handicap (7-14) playing 36 holes over Saturday and Sunday.

Support (15-24) will play on Friday. A rare opportunity has been given to players with higher handicap that are desirous to play in a better category to play in a qualifier on Thursday and Friday to take part in the respective categories the next day.

Notable scratch players expected include past Asantehene open winners like Eben Asabere, Edmund Agyekum and Kofi Kyei all from the Royal Golf Club, Kumasi, the current and the immediate past GGA Golfer of The Year, Kwabena Poku and Maxwell Owusu Bonsu.

In the handicap category, players expected to feature include former Black Stars striker, Anthony Yeboah, Franklin Gyasi, Samuel Frimpong, President and Captain of the Royal Golf Club, Frankie Osei Asibey, Dr BK Baiden, Lawyer Akwasi Poku of Celebrity, Frank Adu the Achimota Captain, and many other Captains.

The support category will feature EK Bonsu and Paul Ahun from Kumasi, Justice Emile Short and Alfred Benson from Celebrity and Emmanuel Quarcoo from Achimota. Notable ladies in the field include defending Ghana Open Champion, Felicity Okyei- Gyeabour, Mary Prempeh, Etwi-Barima, Cynthia Nyantakyi and many more.

The Professionals will also for the first time play from Thursday to Sunday with the field being cut after 36 holes on Friday.

The total prize money is GH¢30,000 and it is expected that the winning purse will be in the region of GH¢ 10,000.

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