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19.01.2005 Sports News

Mass entry for Lady Captain's Prize

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Accra, Jan. 19, GNA - A staggering 89 highflying golfers have so far registered while organisers still await an entry list from the Celebrity Golf Club as the Tema Country Golf Club puts finishing touches to host the prestigious one-day competition dubbed "Lady Captain's Prize".

The number represents a 24 per cent increase of last year's entry but Mr Ebenezer Adablanu, Chief Executive Officer of the Tema Country Golf told the GNA sports that the number was likely to increase to 90 or 95 depending on the list from Celebrity.

The competition is to bid farewell to Auntie Essie Cobbina who steps out as the lady captain of the Tema Country Golf club after Sunday, January 30's competition having occupied that position for the past after two years.

She hands over to Elizabeth Essel Koomson after the 18-hole stable ford competition.

Golfers from the Celebrity; Achimota and Bok Nam Kim Golf clubs are expected to have magnificent battling performance before an expectant crowd.

Cobbina who won the Ladies event of last December's Afriwa Invitational Competition with 69 net would be challenge by her runners up Florence Etwi-Barimah who came second with 70 net and Valentine Manteaw, winner of the third spot on countback.

Also billed to compete are Mona Captan, Elizabeth Quartey, Maria Ben-George and Betty Allotey, all from the Achimota Golf Clubs. Owusu-Adjapong, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and president of the Tema Golf Club, Frank Adu, Robert Allotey, Alex Fiagomey, Kweku Okyere are some of the high-profile male golfers expected to thrill the fans in that category.

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