Large turn-out at UT Bank golf

GEORGE AMOAH (1)There was a large turnout of golfers for the 19th UT Bank Tafo Open at the serene Tafo Golf Club in the Eastern Region last Saturday.

There was a huge representation from clubs like Royal Golf Club, Achimota, Tema Country Golf Club, Celebrity, Obuasi Golf Club, Takoradi, among others.

Deputy Managing Director of UT Bank Pearl Esua-Mensah in a post-event interview said “It’s been an impressive two-day event, and I must say we have achieved our objective of getting the youth involved in the game of golf.

“Incidentally, the men’s winner, Kofi Yeboah comes from this Club, which has Prince Kofi Amoabeng, our overall boss as its president.

“It was well attended and organized. It is a clear demonstration that people are getting more interested in the game of golf, and we hopping to take it a notch higher subsequently.”

Vice President of Tafo Golf Club Dr Francis Oppong also described the 36-hole event as a big success and thanked UT Bank for sponsoring 12 editions of the 19 championships.

It was Kofi Yeboah, who recorded a gross score of 147 over two days to emerge winner in the men’s scratch event, while PK Amenyo and ER Ocansey followed in that order with a score of 149 and 151 respectively.

Iconic Mrs Mona Mayers Lamptey finished first in the ladies Scratch play with 175 gross score over two days. Young Jessica Tei picked the second prize after recording a score of 179 with E. Captan, playing on a double handicap of 18 recorded a score of 187 to finish third.

The men’s handicap event saw Victor Kingbosor beating former Black Stars’ player, Tony Yeboah on count-back after recording a 164 gross, while Eric Bonah, 157 score picked the third prize.

YK Sarfo Debrah won the ladies handicap event with a score of 191 with M Oduro of Royal Golf Club picking the second prize with a score of 205.

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