Hage reels off amazing birdies to lift trophy
Samer Hage reeled off amazing birdies and pars to win in the Men Group A during the 2nd Head of State Invitational Golf tournament at the Royal Golf Club in Kumasi.
Samer earned the ultimate prize after shooting to a Stableford score of 39 points to bring down his handicap from 2 to 1.7
The Kumasi based golfer rebounded from a few birdie misses to stay atop the leaderboard by four incredible points.
Samer Hage worked the greens to an outstanding mix of 11 pars, 4 birdies and 3 bogeys.
However, Daniel Ntim stayed in a gaping distant on a score of 35 points off handicap 4 for the second position. Harold Agbenu returned 34 points off 8 to settle for third place.
Christopher Mbii and James Thompson also shot to a score of 34 points for fourth and five places respectively but were separated on countback. They played to handicaps four and nine respectively.
Meanwhile in the Men Group B, Isaac Asante, a visiting golfer to the Royal Golf Club unsettled the field after shooting to a Stableford score of 38 off handicap 17.
In a rather bizarre sequence, four golfers in the group shot to the same Stableford scores of 36 but were separated on countbacks for the second to fifth positions.
On the second position was Mark Kakraba-Ampeh who played off handicap 24, while Kari Taidu played off handicap 15 for third position.
Michael Delali Agbo-Klu settled in fourth place off handicap 19 and Barima Osei-Kwadwo II for fifth place off handicap 16.
Apart from the massive turn out and the exciting golfing and results that enveloped the 2nd Head of State Invitational Golf tournament, the competition also will largely be remembered for the spectacular royal presence by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, who set off the tournament with a historic tee-off that will forever remain in the annals of Ghana golf.
The Awards Dinner was graced by H.E President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Manhyia Palace.