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15.08.2012 Golf

Maxwell seals exciting Barclays Golf Competition

By Collins Oppong
Maxwell seals exciting Barclays Golf Competition
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Maxwell Owusu has sealed an exciting win at the Barclays Golf Competition after a stirring performance placed him in the winners' circle with 42 stableford points on a handicap of 4. He took home a stunning trophy and GHC400.00 shopping voucher.

Maxwell's win makes him the maiden winner of the Barclays Golf Competition after the latter pulled the break on its Monthly Medal almost a year ago in order to deliver an annual golf event dubbed, Barclays Golf Competition.

Maxwell, a Kumasi based golfer found himself in a familiar but heavy field and managed to outclass them after sinking birdies on front nine's holes 4 and 5 and holes 10 and 15 on the back nine. He however scrambled for bogeys on holes 9 and 18 but pars on remaining 12 holes ended his round off a wire-to-wire victory.

“I have been working on my swings for some time now and that really paid off.” He said. “I also did well by avoiding the rough and I am happy for coming high on greens that were firm and fast. “He added.

J. Gedze suffered a crushing loss for second place on a tied 42 stableford points; however, he was separated on count-back with a handicap of 5.

Mike Aggrey scored to a stableford points of 39 off handicap 12 for third place finish.

In the Ladies Division, Jessica Tei rallied on the day with amazing putting precision to keep the glow on her game. Jessica amassed 37 stableford points on a handicap of 12 with 6 pars on the front nine and 7 pars on the back nine to take home a trophy and GHC400.00 shopping voucher.

Esther Amedzro sealed the second spot with stableford points of 35 off handicap 17; Victoria Adjei followed her closely on same stableford points off handicap 15 for third place.

At the highly patronized event, Club captain, Rene Gameli-Kwame, extended the club's appreciation to Barclays Bank for the long-standing relationship it has with the club and expressed the wish that the two will continue in this stride for the years to come.

On his part, MD of Barclays Bank Ghana, Mr. Benjamin Debrah noted that, the bank no longer organizes the Monthly Medal due to the strains it brought on the departments that were responsible for its organization. “We have decided therefore to present a grand annual event and extend same to other golf courses in some parts of the country.” He emphasized

He appealed to golfers to take advantage of the electronic banking and innovations of the bank for a more exciting banking experience. The day's event witnessed an assembly of over 100 golfers and other winners received trophies and shopping vouchers as prizes.

Story by Collins Oppong

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