The second pre-tournament qualifier for this year’s Gold Fields PGA Championship will tee off at the Celebrity Golf course at Sakumono between Tuesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 9, 2021.
Over 50 golfers will be competing to gain qualifications of which 24 regular pro golfers are expected to qualify depending on their total gross score before making it to this year’s edition of the Damang championship.
The three-day event is the last qualification round for the championship after the first round came off in March at Achimota.
The Championship organisers have said the results of the two events will be put together to determine the first top 24.
Tournament Director, Akwasi Prempeh, made it clear that one can only play for prize money but not for qualification if he missed the earlier one since the accumulation of points from the two will be used as a benchmark.
15 PGA senior golfers and 15 foreign golfers will be added to the 24 regular golfers who will qualify for the Gold Fields PGA Damang Championship.
Speaking on Global Sports Preview show on Power 97.9 Fm, Akwasi Prempeh indicated that all was set for the last qualifier to begin on Tuesday.
“We have prepared enough and will also ensure total adherence to all Covid-19 protocols for a successful event,” he told host Nana Prempeh.
“For the foreign players, they have their own order of merit to get golfers qualified for this year’s tournament.” Mr. Prempeh stated when asked how foreign players would get to qualify for the championship.
He also touched on what to expect at this year’s Gold Fields PGA Championship.
“The Damang Championship will come off in November but the date is yet to be revealed and the prize money will be increased, as it has been each year. Because of the foreigners, there will be massive changes and improvements to make it one of the enviable golf championships in Africa every pro golfer would like to participate in,” he added.
He also revealed some golfers from South Africa and the UK will participate in this year’s championship.
“Other Countries expected to join Ghana are Cote D’Ivoire, Senegal, Nigeria, Togo, Zimbabwe, Congo, Mali, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea.”
Nigeria golfer Christopher Francis who won the Championship two years ago will have automatic qualification for this year because he could not defend his trophy last year due to Covid-19 restrictions which subjected the tournament to only Ghanaian-based golfers.
Concluding his submission, Akwasi Prempeh was thankful to PGA executives for giving him the opportunity to serve as Tournament Director.