Accra, April 5, GNA - Samuel Sowah returned 71 net to win the Achimota Golf Club Seniors competition played at Achimota in Accra on Sunday. Sowah played 41 net In and 47 net Out to a handicap of 17 to beat a field of 60 golfers to snatch the magnificent trophy donated by Nana Adjei Duku, Nkosuohene of Asante Mampong and the Managing Director of Ghana Union Assurance.
K. Opoku-Mensah took the second position with 73 net beating E.Y.G. Kumordzie on count-back while M.T. Mapuranga placed fourth with 74 net to also beat Nana Adjei Duku on count-back.
Joy Arkutu won the Ladies event with 69 net followed by Fumi Majekodunmi with 72 net while Suzie Abalo took the third position with 73 net.
Mr John Yaw Atta Nyamekye, Chairman of the Achimota Golf club Seniors Group called on the members to work hard so that they can organise more competitions and win more sponsors for their competitions. Meanwhile, Ghana scored 535 gross to place 11th in the All Africa Ladies Challenge Golf championship which ended at Windhoek, Namibia last Sunday. Mrs Elizabeth Erzan, President of the Ghana Ladies Golf Union said in Accra on Sunday that South Africa won the competition with 438 gross followed by Zambia with 477 gross.
Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia and Botswana followed in that order with 484,487, 490, 491 and 497 gross respectively. The 2006 event will be held in Kitwe, Zambia.