Samuel Gyekye lifts MTN golf
Tafo's Samuel Gyekye recorded a 68 net score to emerge winner in the MTN invitational Men’s Group A tournament at the Tema Country Golf Club on Friday.
He shrugged off stiff competition from Achimota's Felix Kwame Akafo, who lost by just a stroke.
Over hundred golfers across the country participated in the 18-hole event.
It was Nash Antwi, Achimota, who won the men’s Group B with a net score of 72, while Nana Ani Agyei and Francis Sonne of Tema placed second and third respectively with a net score of 73 points apiece.
Bogoso based Floria Hurtubise grabbed the ladies group A top most prize with 71net, while Nana Bema Tackie of Achimota finished second with a score of 77.
Gladys Awuni of Tema and Pamela Atila of Tafo share honours in the Ladies Group B event.
Jerry Tetteh and Floria Hurtubise won the closest to the pin event in the men's and ladies events respectively.,
Isaac Amoako Mensah and Niine Sarpong left the course with the longest drive prizes.
The Senior’s prize for the oldest players went to Kwabena Boakye and Dr. Paul Owusu Baah both of Tema Country Club.
Dr. Ishmael Yamson, Board Chairman of MTN expressed that the MTN Invitational Golf Tournament has proven to be a worthy opportunity for networking and providing leads for business expansion.
"As a leader in the telecommunications sector, we continue to work towards achieving our vision to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world to our customers.”
According to Dr. Yamson, MTN continues to attain milestones in their operations as a business, having organized the biggest AGM in the history of the Ghana Stock Exchange exactly a month ago today.
"We continue to work to ensure that our shareholders have value for their investments. Also a few days ago we launched the 10th anniversary celebrations of what has become the household name for mobile financial transactions in Ghana- MTN Mobile Money. In 2009, MTN became the trail blazer in the Mobile Financial Sector, by making the mobile phone a tool to be used to undertake financial transactions. Ten years down the line, our contributions to driving financial inclusion is evident. We can count 14 million subscribers, 124,000 merchants, 5000 agents in the value chain of MTN MoMo. Our quest to see a cash lite society is still on," he said.
He reckoned that the participation in tournament is huge. “Consistently we see a growth or increase in the number of participants over the past decade, he added," he added.
He thanked the golfers for coming in their numbers.