8th Ghana Ladies Open closes with intriguing results
The 8th Ghana Ladies Open Championship closed with intriguing results and massive participation from several African Countries at the premier Achimota Golf Club.
This was largely because of the All African Challenge Trophy that concluded just two days shy of the Open in Ghana.
The two-day Open was enveloped with great golfing, fun and exciting diversity.
When the dust finally settled, Ainley Josephine from Kenya finished 10 shots ahead for a total 141 in the Ladies Group A (0 – 12).
Irene Nalembe from Uganda followed in second place after carding 151 shots. Danielle Dbekker managed the third spot after returning 151.
The Ladies Group A (13 – 20) leaderboard, likewise produced interesting results for the three countries that dominated the Open; Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda.
Nigeria’s Adebayo Helen captured the first spot with 174 shots after beating Nalutaaya Resty from Uganda into second place with 188. Kenya’s Waweku June trailed in third position with 180 shots.
However, the Ladies (21 – 36 HCP) category turned out a piece of hot cake that was only up for grasps by Nigerians.
Nigerians Alechenu Helen turned out amazing style for the first slot with 179 shots followed by Onafowokan Pauline with 188 shots and Chaka Awakaya Ronnie settled for third place on 195 shots.
Similarly, the Ladies Handicap Group A (13 – 20) saw Kenyans took ultimate charge of the group. Abdel Blessing returned a net score of 147 off handicap 17 to emerge winner.
Ndei Wacu Kab shot to a net score of 152 off handicap 18 for a second-placed finish while Kae Ruth came third with a net score of 152 off 20.
Muheri Kamuka from Kenya surfaced first in the Ladies Handicap Group A (21 – 36) on 141 off 32. Ghana’s Flynt Emelia came up second on 147 off 36 while Kenya’s Anabawan Amimo was third on 150 off 24.
Meanwhile, Peace Akwei from Ghana maintained adequate zeal to win the Ladies Senior prize.
Quite kindly of the women leadership, they had two slots for men participation. Tutu Agyare won the Men Group A (0 -14) while Didi Erfurt won in the Men Group A (15 – 38)
Enterprise Group sponsored the Open with generous supports from CAL Bank, Everpure Mineral Water, AEL Mining Company, Zenith Bank Ghana Limited and Tullow Oil.
Mrs. Esther Amedzro, President of the Ghana Ladies Golf Union (GLGU) extended appreciation to the participants as well as the sponsors for a successful event.