Freetown: Ghana’s Amos Koblah Shines in Golf Competition

8 December 2013 at 22:29 | 7334 views

By Daniel Oldfield, Edmonton, Canada.

Ghana’s Amos Koblah capitalized on his wealth of experience her in Freetown to grab the four day Professional strokes play with a gross score of 273-11 under par winning a handsome $10,000 and the coveted trophy.

Another Ghanaian Victor Brave Mensah was second with 6 under par 278 for the $ 5000 while there was a two way tie for third position between Nigeria’s Gift Willy and another Ghanaian Torgah Vincent both scoring 280-4under par and a prize of $3000 apiece.

Jerry Dumbuya brought some smiles to thousands of Sierra Leone Golf lovers and spectators alike when he tied for fifth place with Ivorian Kouame K.Richard with a score of 3 under par 281.Gambia’s Kabba Drammeh 7th on level par 283 with yet another Ghanaian John Mahuli scoring 285-1 over.

There was a four way tie between Ivorian Djerou Romanic,Andrew O.Odoh from Nigeria,and two other Ghanaians Anthony Gbenyor and defending champion Godwin Sei all scoring 286-2 over par.

In the Amateur division however,Sierra Leoneans came on strong with Margaret Mansaray taking top honour with net 138 beating Senegal’s Oumy Ndeiye.there was a tie in third place with Rev.Sorie Kargbo and Hector Macauley of Sierra Leone both scoring net 144.Ghana’s Yao Dogbe and Eric Djibo were fourth and fifth respectively while Aileen Conteh from Ghana was next with net 147.

There were wins for Sierra Leone’s Fadi Khoury and Fadi Ajami who were tied in first position for top place in the Stableford competition with 23 points,with Gibrill Saccoh in third while Yada Williams and Ibrahim Bah tied in fifth place.The star of the contest 12 year old Liberian sensation Frank Obeng was tied with two other players in 11th position with net 40.

The Minister of sports Paul Kamara who deputised the President Ernest Bai Koroma, during presenting the trophies and other prizes thanked the participants especially the foreign players for accepting to play in the country in such large numbers,urging them to feel free at all times.

He lauded the many sponsors for their gesture in supporting the promotion of sports in the country and paid glowing tributes to the President, Captain and entire membership of the Freetown golf club for what he described as a job well done.

Responding,the President of the Freetown Golf Club Solomon Samba, praised the record turnout of foreign Professionals and Amateurs,especially the high standard of golf demonstrated during the five days and lauded the untiring efforts of his Captain Arne Johansen, and the entire membership of the club.

He also thanked the various sponsors, home based players and all those who in diverse ways played an integral role towards the success of the competition, not forgetting the spectators.