RE/MAX CROWNS QUARTET OF LONG DRIVE WORLD CHAMPIONS2012-10-18
RE/MAX CROWNS QUARTET OF LONG DRIVE WORLD CHAMPIONS
CARLBORG, BRINKER, CRUTCHFIELD, JONES WIN AT POWER GOLF’S PREMIER EVENT
MESQUITE, NEVADA (October 18, 2012) – Swedish long drive star Sandra Carlborg earned her second straight RE/MAX world title with a record-setting 339-yard blast today at the 2012 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Powered By Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Joining Carlborg on the podium at Mesquite Sports and Event Complex were: David Brinker in the Legends (60+) Division; Jack Crutchfield in the Grand Champions (55+) Division and Eric Jones in the Super Seniors (50+) Division. Brinker, who resides in Creve Couer, Mo., posted a winning distance of 330 yards to secure his first world title.
Crutchfield, who hails from Brewton, Ala. smashed a drive of 354 yards to claim the RE/MAX trophy. It was his first world title, too. Jones, who lives in Orinda, Calif, drove 369 yards to claim his second RE/MAX world title. He won the Senior Division title in 2003.
Competition at the 2012 RE/MAX WLDC, the premier event in power golf, continues in Mesquite through Thursday, October 25, when ESPN3 will broadcast the finals of the Open Division and Senior Division beginning at 2:00pm Pacific time. Carl Wolter of Lehighton, Pa. is defending champion in the Open Division; David Mobley of Huntersville, N.C. is defending champion in the Senior Division.
The Open Division winner earns $150,000 and bragging rights as the longest golfer in the world. Live scoring from the tournament, which continues Friday with last-chance qualifying rounds in the Open and Senior Divisions, is available at http://www.longdrivers.com/remax-wldc/live-scoring
RE/MAX WLDC FINAL RESULTS:
Ladies Division: Sandra Carlborg 339; Troy Mullins 321; Heather Lemaster 316;
Legends: David Brinker def. Steve Clement, 330-314;
Grand Champions: Jack Crutchfield def. Gary Ramirez, 354-335;
Super Seniors: Eric Jones def. Mike Barbarossa, 369-366
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Steve Wiley 817-205-6312