Sep 18, 2008, 6:10 AM
Gambia's number one professional golfer Fa Kebba Drammeh was on Friday crowned champion in the professional category of the Gambia Open and Pro Am Golf tournament.
The six-day international golf tournament brought together 33 professional golfers from the Gambia (the host), Senegal, Sierra Leone and Sweden.
Fa Kebba Drammeh, alias Tiger Woods, won the main prize of D300,000 in the professional category sponsored by President Yahya Jammeh with a terrific gross score of 134, 4 under par in 36 holes.
Drammeh registered a massive score of 66, 3 under par in 18 holes in the morning and another score of 68, 1 under par in 18 holes in the evening of the same day to beat his nearest competitors by 10 shoots to bag the President's prize.
Jerry Dumbuya and Robert Williams, both from Sierra Leone, were tight up on second position with each a gross score of 144, 6 over par in 36 holes.
They both finished with each a score of 71, 2 over par in 18 holes in the morning and a score of 73, 4 over par in 18 holes in the evening of the same day to seal the second position.
The duo received D35,000 each as joint runners up.
Pa Famara J.J. Jatta, a Gambian professional golfer, and Lamin Sarr, a Gambian Swedish-based professional golfer, were both disqualified from the tournament.