Twenty-one year-old Richard Cofie, of the Windy Bay Golf Club at Winneba in the Central Region, became the new champion of the Ghana Commercial Bank Limited sponsored Accra Open Golf Championship which ended at the Achimota Golf Course in Accra on Sunday.
Cofie, who is also a student of the Opportunity Industrialization Centre (OIC) in Accra, returned a gross score of 148 after playing 73 Back and 75 Front over 36-Holes in the two-day Scratch event which attracted about 200 golfers from the West African Sub-region.
He was presented with the magnificent trophy as his prize by Mr Samuel Amankwaah, Deputy Managing Director of Ghana Commercial Bank Limited.
The second position went to Theophilus Gouvinus with 152 gross, while David Nazareth took the third position with a gross score of 155, beating Kwaku Tettedzi and Emmanuel Opoku on count-back.
In the Ladies encounter, Vivian Kuame came first with a gross score of 166, Mona Myres-Lamptey took the second position with 174 gross, Joy Arkutu placed third with 180 gross while Grace Afriyie came fourth with 185 gross.
Vincent Torgah emerged champion in the Professional's category with a gross score of 291, John Mawuli placed second with 292while Kojo Bani took the third position with 297 gross
The two trophies in the Youth segment were won by Emmanuel Quarshie and Seth Sarfo with a net score of 64 and 67 respectively.
Mr Mike Ezan, President of the Achimota Golf Club, praised the bank for their immense contribution towards the development and promotion of the sport in the country and appealed to the bank to extend its sponsorship to the other lesser golf clubs.
Mr Samuel Sarpong, Deputy Managing Director in charge of operations of the bank said golf, like other sporting activities must be developed in Ghana to international standards.
He said GCB as the true indigenous and lead bank in the country would continue to offer the necessary support for sports development.
Mr Amankwaah on behalf of the bank, presented a cheque for 2,000 Ghana cedis to the Achimota Golf Club.