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Gambian golfer grabs 2nd prize in Senegal open

Jun 21, 2013, 1:29 PM | Article By: Lamin Cham

Fakebba Drammeh, The Gambia’s equal for Tigerwood, finished second overall in the recently concluded Senegal international open golf championship.

Drammeh was among eight Gambians who made it to Dakar five of whom qualified for the finals.

The three rounds golf with 54 balls, with the first day, played in the Sally resort in Mbour before descending on the Meridian golf course in Dakar.

“It was a great championship and I am proud of my achievements and those of my teammates,” Drammeh said.  “Our team managed to get five into the finals while even Senegal could get only six through out of 16 players.  I am happy that at least there is some good news from Gambian golf after a long spell of wrangling,’’ he said.

Drammeh thanked his teammates and the sponsors for a good outing. The Gambian admitted he played average five over par in all three, but said he blamed a slight bout of cold around his body for his missing out of the big prize, “but I am generally feeling good about the performance’’.