Team Ghana cut a piece of minigolf sporting history as winners of the maiden 2019 African Minigolf Cup of Nations (AMCON) which ended in Accra last Sunday.
It was a competitive two-day affair at the Ghana Minigolf Federation 18-hole world championship course as Ghana faced stiff competition from 11 African countries for prizes and bragging rights.
Organised by the Ghana Minigolf Federation (GMF) and African Minigolf Federation, under the stewardship of Talal Fattal, the competition featured 48 players, including 10 females, with host Ghana presenting five teams, of which two dropped out at the quarter finals knock-out phase.
In the end, the Ghanaian duo of Enock Nyarko and Solomon Lokko scored 82, with six holes in one to finish as winners of AMCON 2019 last Sunday.
Gabon, who presented four teams, finished as first runners-up with the pair of Ruben Minko and Olsen Madama Christ Junior edging out team Ghana pair Kelvin Boateng and Bright Frimpong to third place with a score of 83.
The Somasse brothers from Benin, Arthur and Brun finished in fourth position with a score of 86 after three rounds of playoff work with Team Ghana 3 on hole-14 during the semi finals.
The Ghanaian winners were presented with medals, trophy and a cash prize of GH¢3,000 donated from Ghana Minigolf Federation with products from NASCO.
The first runners-up received silver medals, trophy with cash prize of GH¢1000 donated by GMF and products from Electroland Ghana Limited, marketers of NASCO mobile phones and electronic appliances.
Ghana’s Emelda Bempong claimed the best African female player prize with a total 218 points, while Enock Nyarko took the honours as the best African male player with a total point score of 181, for which NASCO rewarded both of them with a trophy and mobile phone each.
In addition, Ghana won the best African team honour under their coach Solomon Addai and Captain Richard Amoah.
Another winner on Sunday was Guinean Barry Amadou, who won the most hole-in-one prize with 24 hole-in-one.
The tournament was also used to launch the Ghana Wheelchair Minigolf Association, with its General Secretary Wilson Agbesi pledging to work hand-in-hand with the GMF to train their players for future local and international competitions.