Yusupha Tamba wins first open golf tournament

Thursday, February 08, 2018

One of Gambia’s finest professional golfers Yusupha Tamba has won his first-ever Qatari open golf tournament organised by the Qatari Ambassador to The Gambia.

This is the first time in five years Fajara Golf Club is hosting the annual Qatari open golf tournament without international golfers and second year in a row the record time winner Fakebba Drammeh alias Gambian Tiger Woods was not visible at the golf coast which provided way for young Gambian golf professionals to mark their authority on the coast particularly his closest competitor Dodou Gassama.

Fakebba Drammeh set a record by winning the tournament three years in a row before Lamin Touray laid his hand on the cup. Touray could not retain his crown allowing Yusupha Tamba to lift the trophy over the weekend at the Fajara golf coast. A total of 60 golfers including 12 professionals and 42 amateurs participated in the tournament.

Yusupha Tamba received a winning prize of 10,000 dalasis while second place occupant Dodou Gassama collected 5, 000 dalasis. Alagie Drammeh received 3, 000 dalasis for securing the third position.

Gambian Swedish professional golfer Lamin Touray bagged the longest drive prize while the nearest to the pin prize went to Steve Whitlock.

In the women amateur category, Esther Wash and Tracy Horton came first and second respectively and in the men category, Quinton Hamton and Alasan Jallow received the reward of their hard work.

Source: Picture:Tamba receives prize from Qatari Ambassador Mohammed Al Kaabi