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17.04.2005 Golf

Emirate wins maiden G-18 golf tourney

By GNA
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Accra, April 17, GNA - Emirate Airlines, "flew" above more than a dozen companies to win the maiden G-18 Golf Championship played at the Tema Country Gold Course on Sunday.

The pair of Rob Macalski and Eric Dyrbeck produced the winner formula with a net score of 110 after the two-day competition. The 36-hole event assembled 18 top Ghanaian companies including Goldfields, Harlequin/Linde, Ecobank, Merchant bank, Labadi Beach Hotel, Wienco Fertilizer and Regency Resort, to create a business-social environment for networking.

Emirate Airlines is sponsoring the winners with a two-business class ticket to Dubai.

Twenty-four-year-old South African - Jasson William- of Linde tipped to lead his team to victory against the backdrop of emerging champion in last Saturday's Bok Nam Kim Memorial competition, could only manage a second spot.

He partnered Mike Maguire to record the same score as the champions but lost the crown to Emirate because of their "not-too-good" performance in the final day.

They were presented with a two economy class return ticket by Emirate to London.

Bob Evans and Bryan Webster also of Emirate added the third spot to the company's achievement with a 106 net score. The two would enjoy a weekend for two each at the Labadi Beach Hotel.

Adwowa Boohene, Sales Manager (Ghana) of Emirate expressed delight at the feat of the company for winning the maiden event and being able to sponsor its own people and the runners up.

She was optimistic that participating in the competition would expand the company's business frontiers and to rope in more customers. Esther Antwi who represented the Tema Country Golf Club, won the solely contested female event.

The maiden event, put together by Letage Productions, Organiser of the recently held Nescafe West African Musical Contest at the Independence Square in Accra, was also to raise 10 million cedis for the Ghana Heart Foundation.

It was to lobby the big wigs to invest in the sport. Each company entered four names for the Saturday and Sunday event. At Tafo, Prince Kofi Amoabeng of Unique Trust Financial Services defied a heavy downpour to win the "Tafo Monthly Medal" played on Saturday. J. Dagbo and K. Okyere closely followed him while Elizabeth Essel Koomson won the ladies event. 17 April 05

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