Apr 14, 2009, 7:38 AM
The Gambia Golf Association (GGA) last Saturday 12th December 2009, held its first Maiden Annual Golf Tournament, at the Fajara Golf Course, featuring 32 Golf players, 6 Professional golfers and 26 Amateur golfers.
The Professional golfers played two rounds on the day- a total of 36 holes, while the Amateur golfers played 18 holes.
Tijan Kuyateh emerged first in the Professional golfers with 142 points in two rounds, while Bakary Touray, Gibbou Jallow and Lamin Jammeh occupied second after they all finished with 148 points in two rounds. They all received cash prizes at the presentation ceremony held at the Fajara Golf Club.
In the Amateur competition, Linda Larnach was named the winner of the Ladies prize with 40 points, while Sahron Mears took second with 32 points.
In the Males category of the Amateur competition, Alan Collins emerged first with 43 points, Robert Mirtle came out second with 40 points, while David Costello occupied third with 40 points.
John Jr. Kuo was awarded the winner of the junior prize. The winner of the Longest Drive went to Peter Mellor, while the winner of the Longest Pat went to Alan Machray.
Speaking to the President of the Gambia Golf Association (GGA), Ebrima Jawara, shortly after the presentation ceremony, he said this is the first Golf tournament that the Gambia Golf Association has ever organised.
According to him, the tournament will now be organised by the Gambia Golf Association every year.
He also revealed that he was excited to see 6 Professional golfers and 26 Amateur golfers turned out for the competition.
Also speaking to the junior golfer of the tournament, John Jr. Kuo, said the reason why he performed well was because the weather was nice.
According to him, he would like to play golf on a weekly or monthly basis. As he put it, he would not have the time to take golf as a profession.