Emos Korblah emerged winner in this year’s Gold Fields Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of Ghana golf championship played at the Damang Golf Course in the Western Region.
His win was received with happiness as he was the last Ghanaian standing to prevent Nigeria’s Sunday Odegha from wining the competition after dominating for the first three days.
Korblah, famously nicknamed ‘Landlord’ overtook Odegha on the final day with a total score of 286 and took home a cash prize of GH₵25,000 while Odegha followed with a score of 288.
Defending champion Vincent Torgah unfortunately had a bad year as he could not finish in the first three of the winners but however managed to finish fifth with a total score of 290.
The third place position was occupied by Kojo Barnie and vice-captain of PGA of Ghana, Stephen Klah who were tied with 289.
Lucky Ayisah also placed fifth with a score of 290 with Martin Odoh and Godwin Sai finishing sixth with a score of 292.
The other golfers who made the 24 cut in other of merit after the sixth position were; David Doe, Victor Brave Mensah, Emmanuel Osei, Chichi Jackson and Theophilus Govinious.
Others are; Vincent Coffie, Richard Kouakou, Anthony Gbenyor, John Mawuli, Francois Agbavon, Francis Torgah, Solomon Harvey, Robert Degbe, George Osei, John Amuzu and Philip Paitey.
The tournament began on last week Wednesday, December 3, 2015 and ended last weekend.
The last two days of the tournament also had amateur golfers vying for honors.
At the end of the day, Le Roux won the men’s longest drive while Eunice Yeboah also won the ladies’ longest drive as well as the ladies’ closest to the pin with D. Odum winning the men’s closest to the pin.
J. Coates with a score of 64 points came first in the men’s Group B and was followed by Michael Acheampong with 52 points and T. Mushi with 51 points and D. Atuwo placed fourth with 49 points.
In Group C, Alfred Baku won with 64 points and was followed by L. Witbooi with 51 points and Damuah with 50 points and M. Osei 47. Eunice Yeboah won the ladies’ group with 65 points followed by L. Anobil with 59 points and S. Brewster came third with 37 points.
President of PGA of Ghana, Mr Bliss B. K. Ayivor commended the golfers for comporting themselves and also thanked the sponsors for coming on board to support them.
The event was sponsored by Gold Fields Ghana Limited with support from Connell Mining, Real Mining, Stellar Logistics, Bilal Afro Group, Western Transport Services (WTS), Total Ghana and ATS.