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Golf: Yi Wang, Helen Appah win Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) Open

BY: Kweku Zurek
Helen Appah
Helen Appah

Yi Wang and Helen Appah were on Saturday named the overall best golfers at the maiden edition of the ARO Golf-Ghana Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) Open held last Saturday at the Achimota Golf Club in Accra.

This was after they both won the second tier categories of the groups reserved for amateur male golfers with handicaps between 11.6 to 24 and female amateur golfers with handicaps between 18.3 to 36.   

Wang playing off handicap 23, recorded a net score of 67 to pip Prosper Osei-Wusu (70 net) and Kobby Bentsi-Enchil (72 net) into second and third place in the Men's Group B category of the tournament held to climax the 52nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the GhIE.

Veteran golfer Helen Appah playing off handicap 22 recorded a net score of 66 to win the Ladies Group B title. She beat Ama Morgan (net 69) and Wang LiPing (net 70) who finished second and third respectively.

Other winners

Michael Acheampong playing off handicap 7 pipped Theodore Asampong playing off handicap 11 to the Men's Group A title reserved for players with handicaps between 0 to 11.5 after they both recorded net scores of 70. Sena Ababio came third after notching a net score of 73.

The Ladies Group A title was won by Vastie A. Yeboah with a net score of 67, edging Phindo Mohlala (68 net) and Sarah Jian Yang (71 net) into second and third place respectively.

The President of the Ghana Golf Association, Mike Aggrey (78 net) and Beatrice Bempong (72 net) claimed the respective male and female seniors titles while Edward Annobil emerged the best GhIE golfer with a net score of 79.

Kofi Intsiful and Sylvia Tumi emerged Closest to the Pin winners and Adam Abdallah and Leticia Amponsah Mensah won the Longest Drive titles.

The tournament was organised by the GhIE in partnership with ARO Golf and supported by The Automaton Ghana Group, Silver Star Auto, Danco Impex, Enterprise Life Assurance, Harlequin, Wayoe Engineering, TGTS Africa and Hollard Insurance.