Golf: Owusu, Mona excel at MTN Classic Golf

BY: Samuel K. Obour

Young sensation, Owusu Eric Kofi, and evergreen Mona Myles-Lamptey (formerly Mona Captan) were on top of their game last Saturday, winning with ease the 3rd MTN Classic Golf competition in the male and female categories respectively at the Tema Country courses.

The two winners have been off the spotlight for sometime but proved that they could still rise to the occasion when it mattered most.

Owusu, with a  handicap of one, recorded a net score of 64, while Mona, scored 71 net to pick the ladies’ topmost prize which included a trophy and a Samsung Galaxy phone sponsored by MTN.

The competition gathered some of the country’s finest golfers, including the CEO of MTN, Michael Ikpoki, and business tycoon Sam Jonah, who was a runner-up in the men’s Group B.

Owusu was followed by Tender P. (67 net) and Omane-Brempong (69 net), while two heavyweights, Florence Etwi-Barimah ( 74 net) and Margaret Owusu Baah (75 net), were the first and second runners-up behind Mona.

Unknown Seth Amoah won the men’s Group B with a net score of 61, beating Sam Jonah, who scored 68 net, a stroke better than Tang Bin.

In the ladies’ two-horse race, Cathy Boateng (72) accounted for Petrina Gallery (74) to win the ultimate, taking home a trophy and an MTN tracking device.

The CEO of MTN, Mike Ikpoki, promised an enhanced investment into the game and said there were plans to roll out more products for customers.

Story: Daniel Kenu