Jan 30, 2009, 4:44 AM
Gambian professional golfer Dodou Kassama has emerged as winner of the Gambia Open and Pro-AM golf competition organised by the Gambia Golf Association in collaboration with Fajara Club.
Kassama came out winner of the competition played under the Chief Patronage of the President of the Republic of The Gambia as part of events marking the 20th Anniversary of the July 22nd Revolution with a medal score of 137.
As winner of the tournament, Dodou went home with a trophy and a cash prize of D40,000.
Fa Kebba Drammeh alias Gambian Tiger Woods took second position with a medal score of 139. He received a cash prize of D20,000.
Lamin Touray, Gambian-Sweden based professional golfer and last year’s winner of the competition, came out third position with a medal score of 142. Touray received D12,000.
Mustafa Kamara, a Sierra Leone professional golfer, finished fourth position with a medal score of 145. He went home with a cash prize of D4,000.
Alhaji Drammeh occupied fifth position with a medal score of 146. He received D2,000.
Steve Tiffany emerged winner in the men amateur category with a stableford score of 39. He received a trophy and a return ticket of Banjul-Gran Canaria-Banjul.
Mitch Shire and Edrissa Jammeh occupied second and third position respectively. Each of them received a trophy.
Laetitia Fidane came out winner of the ladies amateur category with a stableford score of 48. She received a trophy and a return ticket of Banjul-Gran Canaria-Banjul.
Daba Sene, a Senegalese, took second position with a stableford score of 32 and was awarded a trophy.
The men’s longest drive prize went to Mitch Shire while that of the ladies was won by Daba Sene. Each of them received a trophy.
Richard Onoyivwe went home with the nearest to the pin prize while Muhammed Al Kabbi, Qatari Ambassador to The Gambia, won the longest put prize.
Richard Onoyivwe received a trophy while Muhammed Al Kabbi received a one night for 2 at Coco Ocean Hotel, a prize by the hotel.
In the Pro-AM team category, Biram Mansaray, a Sierra Leone professional golfer, emerged winner in the professionals while Richard Onoyivwe took first in the amateur category.
Biram received a prize of D3,000 while Richard received a trophy.
Idirissa Farnell, also a Sierra Leone professional golfer, took second position in the professionals while Barry Twiss secured second position in the amateur category.
Idirissa received a cash prize of D2,000 while Barry went home with a trophy.