Takoradi, July 26 GNA - Mr. Marshall Pendergrass, General Manager of the Takoradi International Company (TICO) won the 2004 Ghana Oil Company Limited Goil Seniors Golf Competition at the Takoradi Sports Club on Sunday.
He had 160 gross points to win in the 55 years and above category of the main event.
The two-day competition was organised by the Ghana Golf Association (GGA) and sponsored by the Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL). Each of the award winners received GOIL products, trophies and fuel coupons for their performances.
Mr. Daniel Adu-Gyamfi and K. A. Butah won the second and third positions with 162 and 163 gross points respectively. Mr. A. Sackey and A. Amoakohene scored 158 and 171 gross points to win the group B category.
Mr. P. M. MacCarthy won the first position in the 80 years and above group.
In the ladies scratch event, F. Entwi-Barimah and A. Morgan won the first and second positions with 170 gross and 186 gross points respectively.
Madam Sophia Horner-Sam, Deputy Western Regional Minister won the second place in the ladies handicap event with 156 net score. The Deputy Minister appealed to Government and the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports to focus more and great more attention on the promotion of golf in the country.
Madam Horner-Sam said many of the youths could be trained to compete in the sport and win international awards for the country. Mr. Yaw Agyeman Duah, Managing Director of GOIL renewed the commitment of the comoany to continue to sponsor golf in the country and said even though his company had sponsored the competition for the past four years, it would continue to support it.
He appealed to sports educators to develop special interests in golf and train more young people to take up the sports.