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Gift Willy wins Baby Mariam Jammeh Golf Tourney

Feb 21, 2011, 12:53 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Gift Willy, a Nigerian professional golfer, was on 17 February 2011 declared winner of the Baby Mariam Jammeh Golf Tournament sponsored by the President of the Republic of The Gambia, H.E. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh, with a donation of US$40,000 towards the organisation of the maiden edition of the tourney.

Gift Willy emerged winner of the competition with a medal score of 137, one under par in 36 holes and was awarded a cash prize of D150,000 and a trophy.

Edet Umoh and Giboyega Oyebanji, both Nigerian professional golfers, were tight up on second position and each of them was awarded with a cash prize of D50,000 and a trophy.

Basiru Bakare, also a Nigerian professional golfer, was tight up on fourth position with Brima Mansaray, a Sierra Leonean professional golfer; each of them received a cash prize of D22,500.

Tijan Kuyateh, a Gambian professional golfer who was leading in the first day of the competition, took sixth position; he received a cash prize of D15,000.

Fa Kebba Drammeh, Dodou Gassama, both Gambian professional golfers, came out seventh together with Samba (Papi) Nyang, a Senegalese professional golfer; each of them received a cash prize of D7,700.

Lamin Touray, a Gambian professional golfer based in Sweden, finished tenth position together with Baba Aminu, a Nigerian professional golfer, and each of them received a cash prize of D2,500.

In the amateur competition of the men category 1 handicap 1 to 16, Buba Jatta was named the winner of the competition; Paul Maroun came out second; and Vimal Shah took third position. All of them were awarded with trophies.

In the men category 2 handicap 17 to 28, Tom Lee took first position, Michael Tomlinson took second and Stephen Cockburn emerged third; all three received trophies.

In the ladies category, Helen Wilford emerged the winner, followed by Sharon Mears on second position, Suzanne Lanfermeijer third position, Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay fourth position and Lady Njameh Jawara fifth position; each of them received a trophy.

In the longest drive men category 1 handicap 1 to 16, Mark Goddard was named the winner while the prize for the longest drive men category 2 handicap17 to 28 went to Tom Lee.

The longest drive of the ladies was won by Suzanne Lanfermeijer while the nearest to the pin prize went to Lady Njameh Jawara.

Aman Saleem won the longest Putt prize; Momodou Barry won the special prize of the professionals while that of the amateurs went to Julie Woods.

In the team category, Samba (Papi) Nyang was declared winner in the professionals, whilst Bernard Mendy emerged winner in the amateurs.

Tijan Kuyateh took second position in the professionals whilst Ousay Samba came out second in the amateur category of the same competition.

Brima Mansaray took third position in the professional whilst Anders Peter Dalsgaard won that of the amateur category of the same competition.

Three students of the Gambia Golf Association Academy, Fatoumata Saho, who works for City Limits Radio, Cherno Omar Bobb, a reporter with The Point newspaper, and Francis Gomez, who has completed a ten-lesson training, were also awarded with certificates.