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22.10.2008 Golf

Nazareth, Mona Win Tafo GCB Golf

By Daily Guide

David Nazareth of Celebrity Golf Club and Mona Myers Lamptey, a.k.a Mona Captan of Achimota Golf Club, won the one-day Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) sponsored regional invitation tournament which was held at the Tafo Golf Course at the weekend.

Nazareth, one of the consistent golfers recently, returned 78gross beating E. Opoku to the runner-up position by a stroke.

E.T. Mensah of Tema Country Club beat club mate, and former Captain, Alex Tiagomey on count back both with 80 gross a piece while F. Torgah also from Tema with an 83 gross score picked the 5th prize.

Yaa Konadu Safo-Deborah, with a huge 112 gross, finished as runner-up to Mona in the ladies scratch play. Joshua Armah with the best score of the day, a seven under par 65 net, won the men's handicap play, beating Bannerman Smilly 73 net, P.K. Awabeng, J. Sedefia and Mike O. Aggrey tied with 75 net taking the five-prize slot.

Margaret Oduro 90 net, similarly won over Ama Morgan 95 net in the ladies handicap. Nana Yeboah 76 gross beat K. Amenyo 78 gross and Yaya Gyimah 85 gross in the Juniors segment while J. Daglo 69 net, Kwabena Yeboah 72 net and Kofi Yeboah 73 net excelled in a special group.

In his speech, the Deputy Managing Director of Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB), Mr. Samuel Amankwah, on behalf of the management and staff of the bank, thanked the Tafo Golf Club for allowing GCB the second opportunity to exhibit its corporate and social responsibility to support and boost the development of sports.

He said golf, like banking, requires great focus, physical endurance and excellent visualization and therefore urged participants to keep golfing.

Mr. Amankwah announced that GCB has all its branches networked, and urged all its customers to take the fullest advantage of the numerous products and services of the bank, including the GCB MasterCard and International Electronic card that allows holders to transact business through MasterCard branded terminals (ATM and Point of Sale).

By Sophie Cole