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KELVIN BOATENG IN HAPPY ENDING AT OPEN AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

| Sports City Media – July 29th, 2018|

Ghana’s Kelvin Boateng set himself up for a defining and happy ending on day two of the Coca-Cola Open African MiniGolf Championship at the Sports City Arena in Accra.

Kelvin started his campaign on solid footing when he finished 35 strokes on round one to affirm his stand on the leaderboard. He went on to card a 42, 43, 46 and a final 36 for a total 202 strokes that sent the gallery agog.

Spontaneous fun and excitement took over the arena as others joined in the merry making with the winners.

“The feeling is great”. He said, adding, “I would like to give thanks to God, I couldn’t have done this by myself.” He continued by showering praises on the organizers as well for what he described as a great tournament.

Kelvin believes that minigolf is fun, it’s mathematics and an avenue to learn a lot while you play. With this crucial win, Kelvin will represent Ghana in Las Vegas for the World Top 100 Minigolfers Championshiptogether with Aboubacar Kourouma from Guinea.

Aboubacar posted a medley of scores over his five-round campaign to finish at 214 strokes for the second position.

In series of considerable consistencies, Aboubacar started off at 47, made some gains on round two for 45, improved hugely on round three for 40, and even led the field on round four for 39 before he broke the chain for 43 on his final round.

However, Solomon Lokko from Ghana returned 218 strokes over five rounds for a third-placed finish.

Ghana’s Maurice Offei also made enough ground to rise into contention and settled for the third position on 220 strokes.

In the Men Guest category, Christian Pannek lead the pack by 7 strokes for a 195 total. Karl Lakos finished at second place on 199 strokes.

The tournament enters its final stage on Sunday July 29th for the Coca-Cola Knockout Champion; who will have to sail through a tough field of 54 players to emerge the lone winner.

The deserving winner also gets the rare opportunity to fly to Las Vegas for the World Top 100 Minigolfers Championship.

The maiden Open African MiniGolf championship is made possible by GMF, Coca Cola, with support from MTN, Telefonika and the Major Series of Putting (MSOP) U.S.A.

 

 

GLADYS KPATCHI EMERGES LADIES WINNER IN OPEN AFRICA MINIGOLF CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

| Sports City Media – July 29th, 2018 |

Gladys Kpatchi kept oozing amazing intensity and took charge of her game and the field to emerge overall winner in the Ladies Category on day two of the Coca-Cola Open African MiniGolf Championship at the Sports City Arena in Accra.

Gladys from Togo showed flashes of success from the onset and sustained that momentum to finish atop the leaderboard in a flawless style.

After the fifth round that summed up her two-day campaign, Gladys recorded a total 224 strokes after returning 44, 45, 38, 46 and 52.

“I am very happy. It’s been a great tournament so far and I’m glad I made my country proud for being the overall winner.” The overly elated Gladys told TheGolfer Online in an interview.

With this win she goes on to represent Africa in Las Vegas in September.

Meanwhile, Moukoula Vyldie from Gabon stayed in contention for the second position after returning total strokes of 250. Moukoula showed enough consistency in the two-day campaign over the five rounds.

She returned 49 on round one and proceeded to record 50 on round two and 49 on round three. She carded 50 on round four and concluded with 52 for her final round.

Raquel Cervera followed in third place with 253 strokes while Lathihia Meledje from Ivory Coast shot 254 strokes for fourth place.

Avelina Nqui also carded 254 strokes but separated on countback for the fifth position.

In the Ladies Guest category, Alice Kobisch from Germany recorded 192 strokes for the first position while Laura Kobisch also from Germany returned 240 strokes for a second-placed finish.

The tournament enters its final stage on Sunday July 29th for the Coca-Cola Knockout Champion; who will have to sail through a tough field of 54 players to emerge the lone winner.

The deserving winner also gets the rare opportunity to fly to Las Vegas for the World Top 100 Minigolfers Championship.

The 2018 Open African MiniGolf championship is made possible by GMF, Coca Cola, with support from MTN, Telefonika and the Major Series of Putting (MSOP) U.S.A.

 

ALICE KOBISCH CLAIMS CRUCIAL COCA-COLA KNOCKOUT WIN

| Sports City Media – July 29th, 2018 |

In a sudden death playoff during the Knock Out stage of the Open African Minigolf Championship, Germany’s Alice Kobisch claimed a crucial win against Christian Pannek.

When it became obvious that a battle on the putting green would decide the ultimate winner, Alice aced it in the second playoff round on lane 18 to seal off the enviable and fantastic victory.  Alice’s victory secures her an automatic slot to Las Vegas to participate in the World Top 100 Minigolfers Championship in September.

Alice was thankful to Mr.Tallah Fattal as well his family and friends and the organizers for pulling together an amazing tournament. She went on to encourage the other champions who are billed to play in Las Vegas to practice more to enhance their chances

Meanwhile, Kelvin Boateng, Champion in the Men Strokeplay was knocked out on lane 12 after both players had aced the lane three times, Kelvin missed in the third playoff round.

Karl Lakos was equally knocked out after lane 9 and Maurice Offei after lane 6.

In the African Mixed Pairs category, Gladys Kpatchy, Champion in the Ladies Strokeplay and Arthur Somasse both from Togo emerged winners after returning a total 362 strokes. However, Yvonne Yirenkyi and Maurice Offei from Ghana posted 379 strokes for second placed finish.

Emmanuel Mensah from Pat Academy in Ghana surfaced winner in the Youth 2018 Knock Out Cup.Shikwa Juswu from Aris International in Ghana followed in second position.

Maruf Ahmed from Ghana delivered admirable consistency in the tournament and that won him the Most Consistent Player award during the championship.

The Most Progressive Club for the championship went to Forbes Club in Ghana.

African MiniGolf 2018 Youngest Player in the tournament was awarded to Lina Fattal from Ghana.

Players in the competition that demonstrated amazing talents, vigor, consistency and triumph were awarded with the MVP awards. These awards went to Christian Pannek from Germany, Karl Lokos from Austria and Mokolla Byldie.

The World MiniGolf Federation presented special awards to Laura Kobisch from Germany and Mokolla Byldie from Gabon.

The Championship has been largely touted as successful tournament that awarded amazing prizes for winners in the various categories. The Ghana MiniGolf Federation, Coca Cola sponsored the championship with generous support from MTN, Telefonika and the Major Series of Putting (MSOP) U.S.A.