On a day when most of the big names in local golf were missing, it was Jimmie Thorne who defied all odds to shine and grabbed the ultimate in this year’s Tropical Cable Classic Golf Tournament (TCCGT) at the Tema Country Golf Course last Saturday.
The dynamic player kept his composure on the course despite eminent threat from his challengers, Augustine Manasseh and John Lakpo, to calmly finish as the champion.
Manasseh and Lakpo had to settle for second and third positions respectively in a competition that attracted over 150 golfers.
The major upset was rather in the ladies category where favourite, Mona Myers-Lamptey and Floria Hurtubise, who recently won the MTN invitational tournament at the same venue, were upstaged by Mercy Werner.
Werner, who is gradually establishing herself among the heavyweights of the ladies competition after emerging second in the China-Ghana invitational tournament in Sakumono last weekend, was not intimidated by the big names but fought hard to grab the ultimate.
The men’s Group B game was equally exciting but it was Isaah Taylor who was crowned the champion after beating the competition from Felix Akuamoah and Taubu Kari who finished in that order.
Gladys Awuni ended the Women’s Group B as champion ahead of Jenny Le and Owusu Adjapong respectively.
Speaking to the Daily Graphic after the event, the Director of Administration and Finance of Tropical Cable and Conductor Limited (TCCL), Mr Theophilus Mensah, explained that his outfit was committed to developing golf through the organisation of the competition annually.
“We decided to organise this event annually to help revive golf in the country because we feel it forms part of our corporate social responsibility as a company.
“This year’s event was an improvement on our previous editions and we are keen on maintaining it for the future in order to give golfers the opportunity to compete,” he said.