Akwasi Poku wins maiden Tropical Cable Invitational Tournament

By Michael Abayateye
Akwasi Poku wins maiden Tropical Cable Invitational Tournament

Francis Akwasi Poku has emerged winner of the maiden Tropical Cable Invitational Golf Tournament played at the Tema Country Golf Club on Saturday. 

The former Captain of the Celebrity Golf Club at Sakumono in Accra receorded a net score of 70 to walk away with the ultimate trophy. 

He beat Teye Lartey in the keenly contested Men Scratch(Handicap 0-6) event. Mr. Lartey settled for the second position with a net score of 72.

Speaking to the media, Mr. Opoku expressed gratitude to Tropical Cable for sponsoring the tournament, "Tropical Cable is a wholly owned Ghanaian company and it is glad that such a entity organizes a competition which was won by a Ghanaian", he stated. 

He also praised other golfers for coming over in their numbers to compete and also share ideas in a very conducive sporting atmosphere. 

Managing Director of Tropical Cable, Mr. Oteng Gyasi also congratulated the winners and all participants for the efforts. 

"It was a successful competition and we are considering coming over next year to stage another event for golfers. Our company is located in Tema and it is important to support activities within the community", he stated. 

Other winners on the day include, Geoff Ayornyotse who won the Men Group A(Handicap 7-18) event. He was followed by Alfred Baku and Kwaku Okyere for the second and third positions respectively. 

Men Group B(Handicap 19-28) was won by Augustine Mensah with Benigno Mimis and Ebenezer Ayanful coming second and third in that order. 

Col. Eric Asare was winner of the Men Seniors 65 and above event and followed by Joseph Odei for the second position. 

The Ladies Group Handicap 0-20 was won by Mona Myers Lamptey with Owusu Baah M and Adelaide Owusu Adjapong coming second and third. 

Angela Ayanful won the Ladies Group(Handicap 21-36) event while Guri Bhagwat was the runner-up. 

Vincent Torgah won the Professional event with Ernest Opoku and Eric Henaku setting for the second and third positions in that order. 

In all, over 70 golfers participated in the event.