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Golf: Vincent Torgah wins Samsung PGA Prize

BY: Kweku Zurek
Vincent Torgah (right) received the Samsung PGA Prize trophy from PGA Ghana President, Mr Mark Coffie.
Vincent Torgah (right) received the Samsung PGA Prize trophy from PGA Ghana President, Mr Mark Coffie.

Ghana's leading golfer Vincent Torgah carded a four-under final-round 67 to win the 2022 Samsung Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Prize held on Saturday at the Celebrity Golf Club, Sakumono.

The 38-year-old ended the four-day Championship with a 14-under 270, claiming the first win of his career at the Celebrity Golf Club.

Torgah finished eight clear of his brother Francis Torgah who came second and nine of veteran Emos Korblah who came third.

"I actually started the tournament very well, I was swinging very well from the opening day and I took all my chances and calm enough to end with a win," Torgah told the Daily Graphic in an interview.

"This means a lot to me because of my past struggles to win a tournament at the Celebrity Golf Club and I am glad to have finally won as a professional here".

He also disclosed that with the support of his sponsors Samartex, he would be participating in the US Open and British Open this year.

Vincent Torgah

Prizes

Of the fifty regular professional golfers from golf clubs across the country who participated in the Samsung PGA Prize, 18 of them got a share of the GH₵60,000 prize with Vincent Torgah winning a trophy and a GH₵8,000 cash prize.

Road to Damang

In an interview, the PGA Ghana President, Mr Mark Coffie said the Samsung Prize was part of a series of 11 events that had been scheduled by his outfit to precede the Gold Fields PGA Championship.

He disclosed that the events comprised seven events organised by the PGA and four traditional open golf tournaments on the regular calendar.