The Gold Fields PGA Championship at Damang kicked off on a thrilling note, delivering exciting results after day one. Maxwell Owusu Bonsu emerged as the frontrunner among regular professionals, showcasing his prowess with an impressive score of 68.
Hot on his heels are Yaw Barry, John Mawuli Nyarkoh, Visitor Mapwanya, and Augustine Manasseh, all posting scores of 72. Adam Abdallah secured the sixth position with a score of 73, while the defending champion and Vincent Torgah share the seventh spot with a score of 74. Quarshie Atiso joins the leaderboard at the tenth position.
A fierce competition unfolds among 42 regular professionals, all vying for the coveted GH?80,000 cash prize, while the senior pro champion stands to claim GH?25,000.
The picturesque Damang course sets the stage for an increasingly fascinating battle as the tournament progresses.
In the senior's category, Emos Korblah leads the charge with a score of 70, closely followed by Peter Korsah with 73 and Robert Degbe with 75. Robert Allotey secures the fourth spot with a score of 78, while Akwasi Prempeh and Ahmed Padori hold positions at ninth and 13th, scoring 86 and 92, respectively. J.J. Harvey rounds up the category at the 17th position with a score of 98.
The four ladies making their debut add a unique dynamic to the championship. Constance Awuni takes the lead with a score of 80, followed by Mercy Afi Werner at 101, Felicity Okyei Gyeabour at 91, and Jessica Tey also at 91.
During the opening ceremony, Mr. Hans Van-De Beer, Chairman of the organizing committee, anticipated an exhilarating and unpredictable competition. The unfolding events on the course are proving his predictions right as 33 Ghanaians and nine foreign players from various African countries showcase their skills in this prestigious championship.