Maxwell Owusu Bonsu, former caddy for Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, grossed 225 over three days to emerge tops in the 83rd Airtel Ghana Open tourney at the Achimota Golf Club.
The 26-year-old Royal Golf Club player recorded 75, 72 and 78 to shrug off stiff opposition in the men’s Scratch A (Main) 54-hole event.
Notwithstanding the feat, Bonsu, winner of the 2013 edition admitted how difficult the course was, and had to resort to playing to the fairways.
[contextly_sidebar id=”WOxivEmDbNmYdLncEfEOrCe8ulhxWBfE”]Speaking at the closing event, Managing Director of Airtel Ghana, Lucy Quist expressed her profound gratitude to His Royal Highness, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II for honoring the invitation to grace and participate in this year’s championship.
“On behalf of the management and employees of Airtel, I will like to express our appreciation to His Royal Highness Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II for honoring us with his presence and actually participating in the championship. Our gratitude also goes to the President of the Ghana Golf Association and his team, the Captain of the Achimota Golf Club and to all participants for making this year’s competition, a truly exciting experience.”
She continued “Airtel Business, a sub brand of Airtel Ghana and the sponsor of this competition provides custom-made end-to-end business and enterprise solutions with cutting-edge technology that delivers great value propositions for all forms of businesses. Whatever your needs are we have a solution tailor-made just for you. To all participants and winners alike, I say a big congratulations and we hope to see you all next year.”
For his impressive display, the Kumasi-based Service Adviser, who beat second-placed Yao Dogbe by just a stroke, went home with the ultimate silverware.
Daniel Ntim finished in third position on count back after 227 gross score.
Double handicapper (10) G Basonage, 235 dominated the men’s Scratch B event, while Daniel Abodi-Klenn, 247 and Prince Agyiri, 237 followed in that order.
Special Guest, Okyehene underscored the rich values of the game of golf like integrity and self-discipline.
Achimota Golf Club captain, Mr. Frank Adu Jnr, representing the President of the club, Atta Nyamekye commended the over 200 participating golfers for adhering to the strict hygienic rules of the Club and advised them to do so on every course in the country.
A 243 gross score over three days handed young Jessica Tei of Achimota Golf Club the ultimate in the women’s Scratch A event, defeating seasoned golfers Felicity O. Gyeabour and C Awuni all of the Royal Club, Kumasi.
Veteran Aku Yabah, 223 nett beat Nana Bema Tackie by three strokes to lift the ladies handicap Group A event, while Achimota lady captain Clara Price won the Group B category with a nett score of 153.
Kumasi-based Vivian Dick and MI Oppong returned 180 and 188 nett scores over two days to finish first and second in the ladies scratch B event.
It was Godwin D, 142, who beat Okyehene, 143 to pick the men’s handicap A prize, with Sam Okyere picking the Group B event.
Prince Agyiri added the men’s longest drive prize to his third prize, with Jessica Tei picking the ladies category.
The Closest to the pin prize went to Daniel Ntim, while Felicity Gyeabour again won the ladies version.
Airtel Ghana, through its sub brand, Airtel Business, sponsored the 83rd Ghana Golf Open, the second year in succession to provide a platform for corporate executives from Ghana and the sub region as well as its cherished customers to connect, relax and have fun whilst playing golf.
Credit: Airtel Ghana