Accra, Dec. 7, GNA – Emos Korblah from Achimota Golf Club came from behind to beat Nigerian Sunday Joseph Odegha to emerge winner of the 2015 Gold Fields Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Championship held at the Damang Golf Club, Western Region.
The four-day tournament which ended over the weekend saw Korblah facing a stiff challenge from 23 others who made the cut out of the 50 participants to the finals.
For his efforts, Korblah who finished the four-day course with a score of 286 was rewarded with a cash prize of GH¢ 25,000.00 whilst Odegha who placed second with a score of 288, went away with GH¢ 16, 875.00.
Stephen Klah also from Achimota Golf Club came third with Barni Kojo from Tarkwa Golf Club to take home GH¢ 11,250 after occupying the third position followed by Vincent Torgah who failed to retain his title pocketed GH¢ 8,750.00.
In the Amateur category, Daniel Odum emerged best male with the closest drive to the pin whilst Edith Yeboah won the female category.
The Amateurs played an invitational tourney over two days where the winners were awarded trophies and products from sponsors.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, the Executive Vice President and Head of West Africa Gold Fields, Mr. Alfred Baku congratulated the organizers for a great tourney and Damang Golf Club for the hard work done on the course that ensured a successful event.
He stated that, his outfits desire to support golf in the country is the realization of the potentials in the Professional golfers hence the need to support.
”We are supporting sports as part of our corporate social responsibility. We realized there’s so much talent and potential in our golfers but they do not have the needed support, so we decided to support them. We want to take golf to the highest level, before we look at the other disciplines” he said.
Mr. Baku commended the winners for the discipline, the high standard and professionalism attached and admonished them not to relent on their efforts to raise the standard of golf to attract more sponsors.
The President of the PGA Mr. Bliss Ayivor expressed gratitude to Mr. Baku for his foresight and dedication to support the sport and thanked the other sponsors for their commitment and hoped the tourney improves in the future.
The second edition of the event also drew participation from neighbors Senegal, Togo, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Benin, Gabon and Sierra Leone with sponsors from Gold Fields, Total, Connell Mining Products and Services. Stellar Logistics, ESCO, Bilal, ATS and Real Mining.