Francis Torgah emerged the winner of the second and final qualifying tournament for this year’s Gold Fields PGA Championship.
The qualifier, played at the Celebrity Golf Course saw Torgah, who plays at the Center of the World Golf Club (COTWGC), formerly known as Tema Country Golf Club,led from the start with an incredible score of -6 to finish with a total score of -7 over the three days.
He scored 65 on the first day, 69 on the second day and 72 on the final day to beat his senior brother Vincent Torgah by a stoke.
Vincent, who placed second position played a first round score of 70 compared to Francis’ 65 in the same round but Vincent pulled his best in the remaining two rounds with scores of 67 and 70 in rounds two and three to produce a gross score of 207 over three days.
An excited Francis Torgah expressed delight in qualifying to play at theDamang tournament later in the year.
“It’s a great score for me. It’s all about hard work and dedication. I don’t sleep I always practice to better my game.
Achimota’s Vincent Coffie was in his element to grabbed the third position with total Standard Scratch Score (SSS) of 214 with 75, 68 and 71 in the three rounds.
Zimbabwean player, Biggie Chibvri, was joint fourth with Emos Koblah after producing 216 score each but separated by a stroke from sixth placed E.K Osei who scored 217.
The regular winner in the Seniors category, Victor Brave Mensah, was beaten by Robert K. Degbe with a score of 147 in two days.
A gross score of 155 put newly elected treasurer for the PGA,DawudaMahamain third place while James Larry and Effah Pokufollowed in fourth and fifth positions with 160 and 169 scores, respectively, to complete the top five in that division.
The Damang championship will attract 24 regular golfers from the qualifiers with 15 senior golfers and additional 15 foreign golfers making a total of 54 for this year’s Gold Fields PGA Championship in Damang.
BY TIMES SPORTS REPORTER