Alice Kobisch claims crucial Coca-Cola Knockout win
In a sudden death playoff during the Knock Out stage of the Open African Minigolf Championship, Germany’s Alice Kobisch claimed a crucial win against Christian Pannek.
When it became obvious that a battle on the putting green would decide the ultimate winner, Alice aced it in the second playoff round on lane 18 to seal off the enviable and fantastic victory. Alice’s victory secures her an automatic slot to Las Vegas to participate in the World Top 100 Minigolfers Championship in September.
Alice was thankful to Mr.Tallah Fattal as well his family and friends and the organizers for pulling together an amazing tournament. She went on to encourage the other champions who are billed to play in Las Vegas to practice more to enhance their chances
Meanwhile, Kelvin Boateng, Champion in the Men Strokeplay was knocked out on lane 12 after both players had aced the lane three times, Kelvin missed in the third playoff round.
Karl Lakos was equally knocked out after lane 9 and Maurice Offei after lane 6.
In the African Mixed Pairs category, Gladys Kpatchy, Champion in the Ladies Strokeplay and Arthur Somasse both from Togo emerged winners after returning a total 362 strokes. However, Yvonne Yirenkyi and Maurice Offei from Ghana posted 379 strokes for second placed finish.
Emmanuel Mensah from Pat Academy in Ghana surfaced winner in the Youth 2018 Knock Out Cup.Shikwa Juswu from Aris International in Ghana followed in second position.
Maruf Ahmed from Ghana delivered admirable consistency in the tournament and that won him the Most Consistent Player award during the championship.
The Most Progressive Club for the championship went to Forbes Club in Ghana.
African MiniGolf 2018 Youngest Player in the tournament was awarded to Lina Fattal from Ghana.
Players in the competition that demonstrated amazing talents, vigor, consistency and triumph were awarded with the MVP awards. These awards went to Christian Pannek from Germany, Karl Lokos from Austria and Mokolla Byldie.
The World MiniGolf Federation presented special awards to Laura Kobisch from Germany and Mokolla Byldie from Gabon.
The Championship has been largely touted as successful tournament that awarded amazing prizes for winners in the various categories. The Ghana MiniGolf Federation, Coca Cola sponsored the championship with generous support from MTN, Telefonika and the Major Series of Putting (MSOP) U.S.A.