Day One of Open African Championship in exciting finish
Day one of the maiden Coca Cola Open African MiniGolf Championship got off to an exciting finish at the Sports City Arena in Accra. The Individual “Three-Round” Strokeplay saw Gladys Kpatchi from Togo in a commanding 21-stroke lead after shooting a total 127 in the Women category.
Gabon’s Moukoula Vyldie hit a number of quality shots with some putting accuracy but finished in a yawning distant of 21-strokes for a total 148 for second place.
In third place, Ingrid Mouvoundy stayed in the rhythm after carding a total of 149 while Ghana’s Yvonne Yirenkyi shot a total 150 for the fourth spot.
Meanwhile Laethihia Meledje from Ivory Coast, almost slid off the leaderboard after returning a total 154 to close the first day on the fifth position.
In the Men Category, Ghana’s Kelvin Boateng drained some amazing putts to move into outright lead on a total score of 120 after the three-round campaign. With this lead, he hopes to ride the wave going into the second day.
Maurice Offei also from Ghana, stayed in contention for the second spot after he carded a total 130, 10-strokes away from the lead.
Guinea’s Aboubacar Kourouma delivered a modest score of 132 for a third placed-finish. Ruben Minko-Mi from Gabon returned a total 132 for the fourth place in the category.
In the Teams Category, Gladys Kpatchi and Arthure Somasse from Togo joined forces to rout the leaderboard on a total strokes of 272.
Ghana’s Yvonne Yirenkyi and Maurice Offei moved into second place after a combined score of 280.
In the Guest Women category, Alice Kobisch from Germany scored to an incredible total of 117 strokes to stay atop the leaderboard.
In a similar fashion, it was all clicking for Karl Lakos from Austria who took a defining lead in the Guest Men category, Karl completed the campaign on a total 120 strokes.
Following in the second position was Christian Pannek on the same score of 120 but was separated on countback.
Per the tournament’s rules, the best African player in each category / mixed pair will be the African Champions in the respective categories.
Tomorrow, Saturday, July 28th will involve two rounds for all (individual strokeplay and mixed pairs)