Owusu-Bonsu grabs giant trophy on sixth attempt
Maxwell Owusu-Bonsu capitalized on good shots to finally win the ultimate Men Scratch competition after his sixth year playing on the prestigious Asantehene Open.
The Kumasi based golfer also won the prize for the Nearest to the Pin after hitting 205 yards on hole 18 on the final day.
On day one, Maxwell shared the leaderboard with Bernard Kofi Asare after shooting 75. He however faltered with some bogeys on day two for 77.
His game clicked pretty well on round three for 73 but closed the tournament shooting 77 for a total 302 to finish 4-stroke ahead of the field.
He disclosed to TheGolfer online that he went into the final round not feeling well as he endured a strain in his left leg over the 18-holes.
He nevertheless intimated that this victory brings him a sigh of relief after he came very close to winning the trophy last year. Kwabena Poku, last year’s winner shot a total 306 (79-73-74-80) to finish in second place.
Sampson Assorgbah completed the tournament on 308 (76-84-73-75) for third place while Barry Dzadey returned 310 shots for the fourth spot.
When asked about his golfing exploits, Owusu-Bonsu shared some exciting moments that include playing alongside the current world no. 4 golfer, Jon Rahm during the 2014 World Amateur Championship in Japan.
He also shared the stage with some of Africa’s golf heavyweights in Zimbabwe at the All Africa Games last year in October.
In all these, his great admirations for the current West Africa No. 1 Vincent Torgah, who he once caddied for inspires him to great length in golf. Going forward, Maxwell is readying to train for six months to play as a Pro.
The Vodafone 61st Asantehene Open Golf Championship lived up to the billing and hype that enveloped the event.