Eric Ofosu-Hene shot the furthest in a tough field of competition Saturday afternoon as he romped to a resounding victory in men’s category A of the final MTN Invitational Golf tournament of 2021 which teed off at the Bok Nam Kim Golf Club in Burma Camp, Accra that saw 88 golfers participate.
Playing off handicap 12, Ofosu-Hene saw off the challenge of Peter Ntiamoah and Nana Krakue by three clear stableford points after totalling 38 points to not just take home the huge prize trophy and MTN goodies as the winner but also improve his handicap to 11.
Also playing off handicap 12, Ntiamoah took the runner-up spot by edging Krakue (handicap 10) on countback after both ammased 35 points apiece. Both, like all winners in all categories and auxilliary competition, went home with trophies and MTN souvenirs.
“My target as a golfer has always been to win big tournaments like this so it’s a very exciting moment for me,” the victorious Eric Ofosu-Hene told mediamen in the aftermath of being crowned the final MTN Invitational winner of the year.
“I always come into a competition with the expectation to win so in a nutsell I must say I achieved my target here today and I’m therefore very happy, I look forward to winning more tournaments in future,” Ofosu-Hene added.
In the Ladies category, experienced Leticia Amponsah-Mensah, playing off handicap 10, topped a very competitive even after beating runner-up, Marlene Tonyigah (handicap 24) only on countback after both finished on 36 points, with 3rd placed Elizabeth Essel-Koomson (handicap 18) just a point behind.
“As usual very happy, I’ve been away for so long so im happy to bounce back this well. My expectations were met because I always prepare well so I always expect a good result,” the ladies champion said.
Meanwhile, Victor Sarpong won men’s group B by six clear points after totalling 42 stableford points after 18 holes of the one-day tournament and also improve his handicap from 23 to 20.
Second place went to Justice Martey who got 36 points of course playing off handicap 24 whilst Michael Agbodzah secured third place with 35 points on handicap 17.
Auxilliary prize winners were Augustine Mensah and Mercy Werner for longest drive for men and ladies respectively whilst Dr. Ernest Asimenu (men) and Helen Appah (ladies) took home trophies for closest to the pin.
Below are more photos from the MTN Invitational Golf tournament at the Bok Nam Kim Golf Club: