By: Kofi Owusu Aduonum
Celebrity’s Tang Hong and Brigitte Harrington returned impressive net scores to emerge winners in their respective categories in the maiden Dalex Finance Invitational Golf tournament at the Celebrity Golf Club last yesterday.
Tang finished first in the men’s category ‘A’, playing on a double handicap 13 with net 68, while Cal Bank boss Frank Adu and Vincent Coffie trailed with 71 and 72nets to place second and third respectively.
In a post-tournament interview, Tang told this writer that: “It is my first major trophy, and I am hoping to win more as the tournament travels.”
Sam Opoku won the men’s category “B” event, while A.A Amankwah, 68net beat Achimota’s Rene Kwame on count back to place second.
For their efforts, they took home glittering trophies donated by the sponsors of the well organized 18-hole scratch competition.
In the ladies category, pretty Brigitte playing 49 in front and 45 at the back, recorded a net score of 68 to reign supreme with Margaret Andisson, 71net, and Suzie Abaloo Kumasah72net following in that order.
The seniors 9-Holers saw Dr. Myers Lamptey emerging tops with a net score of 27, while Mr. Ackah finished second with 28net. They also received trophies for their efforts.
It was Mathew Quarshie who won the booby prize, while A.A Amankwah took home the men’s closest to the pin prize.
The Executive chairman of Dalex Finance Alex Brucks gave the assurance that the event will be annualized, and congratulated the participants for making the maiden edition a huge success.
The 18-Hole competition drew some of the capital’s finest golfers from Achimota, Bok Nam Kim, Tema Country Golf Club and the Royal Country Golf Club.