TOP OF THE WORLD2012-10-27
TOP OF THE WORLD
WINTHER, LASTOWKA TAKE TITLES AT 2012 RE/MAX WLDC
MESQUITE, NEVADA (October 25, 2012) - Ryan Winther and Eric Lastowka today reached the pinnacle of power golf by winning the 2012 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Powered By Dick's Sporting Goods.
Winther, from Sacramento, CA, took the Open Division title with a 343 yard drive defeating Tim Burke of Washington, DC in a head-to-head showdown at Mesquite Sports and Event Complex. Cool conditions and a steady head wind of 15-20 mph proved to be a great test for all of the finalists.
Winther earned $150,000 and bragging rights as the longest hitter on the planet. Tim Burke earned $70,000 for his efforts.
Earlier, Eric Lastowka, who hails from Hanover, MA, took the Senior Division title and its $50,000 first prize. Lastowka defeated Hall of Famer, Frank Miller of Laguna CA. 387-369.
Don't miss the worldwide premiere on ESPN, December 23, 2012 at 2:30PM ET and again on ESPN2 on December 30, 2012 at 2:00PM ET. of course you can relive the action anytime on ESPN3.
2012 RE/MAX WLDC OFFICIAL RESULTS:
Open Division Final: Ryan Winther
Ryan Winther v Tim Burke 343 - 335
Open Division Semifinals:
Ryan Winther v Landon Gentry 366-355
Tim Burke v Jamie Sadlowski 354-339
Open Division Quarterfinals:
Ryan Winther - 393
Jamie Sadlowski - 389
Tim Burke - 385
Landon Gentry - 379
Joshua Crews - 375
Justin Young - 355
Ryan Cooper - 350
Tom Peppard - 349
Senior Division Final:
Eric Lastowka v Frank Miller - 355-349
Senior Division Semifinals:
Frank Miller v George Slupski 340 - OB
Eric Lastowska v Eric Houballah 355 - 315
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Steve Wiley (817) 205-6312