Jul 29, 2008, 12:06 PM
The 2012 Gambia Open and Pro Am golf competition has kicked off at the Fajara Golf Course.
The professional golfers yesterday played their first round of 18 holes with the Gambian professional golfers producing good scores.
They are set to play their second round of 18 holes of the competition today, Friday, which will decide their final scores.
In this year’s competition, more than 60 golf profs and armatures are participating from all over Africa.
This year’s edition, which will again have President Jammeh as its chief guest of honour, is being sponsored by The Gambia National Olympic Committee.
Speaking on the forthcoming event, Ebrima Jawara, president of the Gambia Golf Association (GGA), revealed that 60 players are taking part in the championship.
According to Ebrima, an organising committee was set up [for the tournament] which included the Fajara Golf Club, the National Sports Council, the GNOC and the GAA, who will be looking at the day-to-day running of the tournament and its success this year.
The opening kick-off was taken by Beatrice Allen, first vice president of the GNOC.
The following is a list of the participants:
Momdou Kargbo - Sierra Leonean , Omar Jadama – Gambian, Libasse Mbye – Senegalese , Jerry Dumbuya – Gambian, Kebba Drammeh (Tiger) Gambian based in the UK, Libasse Gaye –Senegalese , Paul Kargbo - Sierra Leonean, Doudou Kassama –Gambian, Bakary Samateh – Gambian, Sulaiman Muhammad Malam – Nigerian, Pa Famara J. J. Jatta – Gambian, Seydina Diongue – Senegalese, Brima Mansaray - Sierra Leonean , Gibril Jallow – Gambian , Abdoul Wane - Senegalese , Djibril Bal - Senegalese , Bakary Touray – Gambian ,Tijan Kuyateh – Gambian , Momar Wor - Sierra Leonean , Modou Fall - Senegalese , Yusupha Tamba - Gambian, Alhagie Drammeh (Capt Gam) – Gambian, Cainak Diouf – Senegalese, Pape Samb - Senegalese, Lamin Jammeh - Gambian (T-Boy Father), Alpha Ba - Senegalese, Lamin Touray – Swedish based Gambian Profs, and Libasse Gueye – Senegalese.