2nd edition GEC Open Ghana a grand success

George Amoah, Samuel Koranteng and Elizabeth Aky Yabah qualify for Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup

One of the most awaited premium corporate golf tournament in the Ghana, GEC Open was held on August 26, 2017 at Celebrity Golf Club in Tema. Over 100 top corporates and industry leaders came together for fun filled yet competitive round of golf. George Amoah, a business and investment consultant, Samuel Koranteng from MTN Telecom and Elizabeth Aku Yabah who works in the hospitality industry emerged victorious in their respective handicap classes to book their berth at the World Final. The trio will head Ghana’s challenge against winners from 17 other qualifying countries at Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup scheduled at Trump International and Emirates Golf Club over two days in Dubai.

Playing in Stableford format, George Amoah scored 34 points while Samuel Koranteng with 32 points managed to gain the lead in the men’s category. In lady’s category, Elizabeth Aku Yabah finished with 31 points to claim top spot.

GEC Open is an initiative to bring leading global organizations and executives on a unified platform; growing the bond and strength of business while working to improve the lives of others though charitable causes. With the support of our generous participants in Ghana, the event raised approx. GHC 3000 to support our local charity partner ‘The Girl in Need Foundation’.

GEC Open Ghana marked the official kick-off of the GEC Open global golf tour for 2017 season.

With humble beginnings in 2014 in just one country, GEC Open has grown into a global platform for networking and a nursery for everlasting friendships and international business relations. The 2017 edition will see 29 golf rounds played across 18 countries amongst 2400 CXO’s under the aegis of 800+ global organisations. Following Ghana, qualifying rounds will be held in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Nepal, Dubai, Kenya, Botswana, Egypt, Thailand, UAE, South Africa, Mauritius, India, Bahrain, Singapore, China, Indonesia to name a few.

Ghana is one of the fastest growing economy in Africa touted as the key commercial destination for business in Africa. GEC Open serves as a platform for Ghana business community to engage with international businesses and vice versa bringing financial opportunities to the region.

“Continuing the high standards set during the previous edition of the event, the 2nd edition of GEC Open in Ghana was every bit impressive. The participants had a great time and the event was the right combination of competitive golf and networking for potential business opportunities. Indeed, it was another successful edition of the event in the country and we have no doubt that it will grow into one of the most coveted corporate tournaments in the region. We will continue to expand this platform and associate GEC Open with more golfers and corporates across the globe.”, said Tushar Sahoo, MD, GEC Open.

GEC Open brings together leading global organisations and executives on a common platform through golf. GEC works to improve the lives of others through charitable causes while growing the bond & strength of business between corporate leaders.

Thailand Winners: Samran Tiwalai | Yukol Yingyongkij | Puttida Thongphen | India Winners: Anmol Puri (Delhi NCR), Naveen Wahi (Prestige Masters Bengaluru), Hassanali Bulsara (Mumbai) | Egypt Winners: David Guerrini, Khaled Khorshid , Lee Jung | Indonesia Winners: I Putu Srimawan, Made Subyukta, Caroline Selins | Mauritius Winners: Christophe Callaou | Paul Ferreira | Ishtiaq Hajee Adam | Abu Dhabi winners: Blanca Rivollier |Alain Rivollier | Alberta Lagorio-Serra | Kevin Moore | Mike Parks | Ping Li South Africa Winners: Freddy Greaver| Donald Khuse | Busi Kubayi | Botswana winners: Tumelo Silekane (40 points), Coram Mushuta (43 pts) and Kate Senye (37 pts) | Nepal winners: Surendra Phuyal and Prithvi Malla | GEC Open 2017 India ropes in Indigo as Airlines Partner | Ghana Winners: George Amoah, Samuel Koranteng and Elizabeth Aku Yabah | Turkey Winners: Serhan Çökelek, Ali Fidanboy and Nursel Çökelek | Azerbaijan Winners: Yerlan Duissenbin, Eldar Kerimov and Susan Drummond | Global Leaderboard Top- 10 | 1 KORANTENG, Samuel 46 Points | T2 MIMIS, Benigno 45 | T2 KUSI-TIEKU, Joseph 45 | 4 AMOAH, George 43 | T5 ERYÜKSEL, SERHAN 42 | T5 DUISSENBIN, Yerlan 42 | T7 SARKYTBAYEV, Baurzhan 40 | T7 APAU-OPONG, chris 40 | T7 KERIMOV, Eldar 40 | T7 KOOMSON, Elizabeth 40 | T7 NEİDL, JURGEN 40 | T7 ÇÖKELEK, NURSEL 40 |