By Edna A. Quansah, GNA
Accra, Jan. 26, GNA – Amateur golfer, Frank
Kweku Antwi has dethroned two-time winner, Prince Amponsah to be crowned
champion of this year’s Captain One Invitational Charity Golf Event played
yesterday at the Obuasi Golf Course.
Antwi picked 101 points to beat over 60
participants, both professionals and amateurs who participated in the
The Obuasi-based golfer,in a host and win
style,walked away with a gaint trophy, cash prize of GH¢5000 and other
giveaways from the organizers.
He was followed by Richard Boateng who
finished second with 103 points. For his efforts, he walked away with GH¢2500
and a trophy while Daniel Odoom settled for the third position closely with a
score of 103.5. He received GH¢1300 as his prize along with a trophy.
The defending champion, Amponsah placed
fourth with 104 points to tie with Maxwell Owusu and James Akwaboah. The trio
were presented with a cash prize of GH¢700 each.
In the Seniors category, Rodney Oddoye won
with a score of 78 while Philip Andoh followed with 81 points for the second
position. They both received trophies.
Prizes were also given to winners of the
nine monthly medals held last year ahead of Saturday’s competition.
Speaking after the event, the ultimate winner,
Antwi expressed gratitude to organizers for providing the platform for both
professionals and amateurs to compete for the same prize.
He said, it was challenging and exciting to
have seniors engage juniors in golf as they were able to learn on the course
and took inspiration from each other.
“I trained very well for this
tournament with the help of my coach, Amponsah who is the previous winner and
very glad to win this competition, “he stated.
“I would continue to work hard to
retain the title next year and urge golfers across the country to work hard to
develop the sport to the highest level,”he added.
President and Founder of Captain One Golf
Society, Pius Ayeh Appiah congratulated the winner and other golfers who showed
up to make the event a successful one.
“I am impressed with the turnout and
the competition has been very exciting. We would only look forward to greater
years to come as we urged corporate bodies and individuals to come on board to
support not only golf but our efforts to give back to society through the
Charity project,”he stressed.
The society he said, now has about 15 junior
members through the ‘Deprived Kids Project,” and look forward to expand in
a bid to take golf to orphanage care homes for kids to consider golf as a
The Chairman for the closing ceremony,
Rodney Oddoye added that, the competition was laudable and well executed with
regards to the passion towards golf development and helping the needy.
The Chief Executive Officer for the gold
sponsor of the event,R K Cliste, Ing. Raymond Baga said they were committed to
the development of golf in the country and would continue to support Captain
“We are very passionate about the
charity aspect of the game as it provides us the opportunity to give back to
society, “he stated.
Other sponsors were, Industrial Procurement
Services, Flo Polo Design Limited and Mosak Photography.
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