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10.07.2005 Sports News

Kankam wins second Ecobank tournament

Kankam wins second Ecobank tournament

Kumasi, July 10, GNA - K.K. Kankam scored 66 net to win the second ECOBANK one-day Regional Golf tournament at the Kumasi Golf Club on Saturday.

Prince Agyemang scored 70 net on count back to place second and Anthony Atta-Poku placed third also with 70 net.

Consoli Eluira scored a 68 net to take the first position in the ladies competition followed by B. Riches with a 73 net score to take the second spot with Charity Agyeiwaa following at the third position with 74 net score.

Kwame Korsah won the four-day professional event with a gross 290 net followed at the second position by Paul Nyarko with 301 net with Kojo Barni beaten to the third position with 306 net score.

Mr Samuel Ashitey Adjei, Deputy Managing Director of ECOBANK Ghana said the sonshorshi of the event in appreciation of the contribution of the people of the Region for patronizing the services of the bank which was opened in 2000.

He said after just one year of the bank's existence in the region, it has being able to build its own offices and said the event is also therefore to share in social responsibility to the people by organizing the regional tournament.

Mr Adjei said the tournament had therefore become an annual affair and the bank will therefore continue to organize and support it.

Mr Earl Ofori-Atta, Captain of the Kumasi Gold Club said after the new executive of the Club took office this year, they promised to make the Golf course one of the best in the country and have therefore come out with a five-point action plan to achieve their aim. He said that the executive had achieved two of the five-point plan and gave the assurance that the remaining three would be achieved before the end of the year.