Sep 20, 2012, 9:59 AM
The competition, held at the Fajara Golf Course on Tuesday and sponsored by GGA president Ebrima Jawara, brought together eight professional golfers.
Fakebba came out the winner of the competition with a gross score of 65, four under par in eighteen holes leading his nearest competitor Dodou Kassama by two shots. Kassama finished with a gross score of 67, two under par in eighteen holes.
Gibou Jallow took third position with a gross score of 71, two over par in eighteen holes. Bakary Touray emerged fourth with a gross score of 72, three over par, a shot behind Gibou in eighteen holes.
Tijan Kuyateh finished fifth position with a gross score of 73, four over par in eighteen holes. Pa Famara J. J. Jatta occupied the sixth position with a gross score of 74, five over par in eighteen holes.
Yusupha Tamba came out seventh with a gross score of 76, seven over par in eighteen holes while Alhaji Drammeh finished eighth position with a gross score of 78, nine over par in eighteen holes.
Speaking to Pointsport shortly after the competition, Alhaji Drammeh, captain of the professional golfer of the GGA, described 2010 as a very good year for Gambian golf and the GGA as a whole, who are responsible for governing golf in The Gambia.
He described the weekly professional golf competition as very successful, adding that the weekly competitions are giving them more challenges to golf, as professionals are coming out in their numbers every week trying to play to standard.
He added that well before the Gambia Open and Pro Am Golf competition, the professionals were in full gears.
He said that the performance of the professionals in the country has been pretty good, noting that they only need to work harder on their scoring ability, as according to him, they can hit the ball very fine on the fairways but only need to develop their scoring in order to break down the course to have under par.
He added: “If you don’t shoot under par you don’t expect to win,” he said, adding: “As you can see all the winners are the same all the time because they are shooting under par.”