Golf News of Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Two members of the Achimota Golf Club, Joseph Klah and Jessica Tei recorded impressive net scores in their respective categories of the Men and Ladies ‘A’ events, to emerge winners of the MTN Classic Golf 18-Hole competition at the Tema Country Golf Club last weekend.
Klah with 67 net beat Samson Attiogbe who had 69 net by two strokes to run away with the ultimate prize of a giant trophy, a Blackberry cellular phone and MTN souvenirs.
Attiogbe who defeated P. K Amenyo by just a stroke on the other hand received a trophy, a Huawei Ideos phone, as well as souvenirs from the sponsors of the competition, MTN.
Young Jessica Tei won the Ladies ‘A’ event after recording a 76 net, with compatriot veteran Susie Abaloo Kumassah had 78 net with Esther Amedzro getting 79 net following in that order.
For their efforts, they also took home trophies, Black Berry phones and MTN souvenirs.
It was Ako Odotei with 66 net who reigned supreme in the Men’s ‘B’ category with Richard Boateng and Tang Wei following with 67 and 70 net scores respectively.
Galley Patrina finished first in the Ladies group ‘B’ event with 79 net score while Cherie Hammond with just a stroke shot placed second.
Susie Abaloo Kumassah again won the Ladies 'closest to the pin', with Frimpong Tenkorang taking the men’s event.
Golf ace Mona Myers Lamptey Captanand Klah won the Ladies and Men’s 'longest drive' event respectively in the competition.
Michael Ikpoki, Chief Executive Officer of MTN commended the participants, especially those who excelled for the massive output and performance and promised his outfit’s continued support for development of golf in the country.
He promised to support the MTN Classic event for the Tema Club for the next three years running and announced that plans are far advanced for the sponsorship of the Ghana and Accra Opens at the Celebrity Golf and Achimota Golf Clubs respectively.