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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Torgah Records Gold Fields PGA Tourney ‘Hat Trick’

Torgah (R) receiving his prize from Baku

Vincent Torgah has won the 2021 Gold Fields PGA Championship for the third time after scoring a record -20 over four days.

The Center of the World Golf Club player started brilliantly well from the first day playing -9 to set Damang Course record in the first round.

He continued his blistering performance throughout the reaming rounds with -4, level par, and -7 to wrap up on a total Standard Scratch Score of 268 over four  days to win the enviable trophy.

Last year’s winner Lucky Ayisah came second following an impressive turnaround from round three as he recorded +1, -1 -1, and -2 with a total score of 285.

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Emos Koblah piled up much pressure on Torgah in the initial stages of the competition but that was not enough to knock Torgah off.

“It wasn’t easy but I kept my tempo trying to stay focused throughout the tournament. My mental psyche helped me a lot because I actually prepared, worked hard and my friends also helped me a lot to keep going.

“My game confidence is back and I also played and won a couple of tournaments across Africa within the year so I must say the year has been very good for me,’’ he disclosed.

Executive Vice President and Head of Gold Fields West Africa, Alfred Baku, lauded Vincent Torgah and urged other golfers to challenge him next year.

“For the rest of you, I’m urging all of you to challenge Vincent Torgah in the next championship next year. Vincent [Torgah] I also want you to say no way and no challenger. Wish you all the best,” Mr. Baku stated.

Vincent Torgah already bagged the 2014, 2016 and now 2021 Gold Fields PGA Championships.

In the Seniors category, Robert K. Degbe finished first with a total score of 228,235 putting Akwasi Prempeh second as James Larry and Dawuda Mahama were joint third 237 above Charles Chichi who completed the top five with 242.

A cheque for GH¢40,000.00 was presented to Torgah, GH¢20,000.00 to Amponsah Quining for ‘Hole-in-One’ record, and Seniors winner received GH¢10,000.00.

General Manager for Damang Gold Fields, Michiel Van Der Merwe and his team were glad to host yet another successful event.

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