Aussie Wins World Long Driving Champ
BY Bruce Young | 23 Sep 2013
Australian golfer Stephen Kennedy has won the Senior Division of the RE/MAX World Long Driving Championship in Mesquite in Nevada, becoming Australia’s first World Long Driving Champion in the process.
The 45 year old from Point Cook in Victoria and a member of Sanctuary Lakes, produced a drive of 369 yards in his final against American James East from North Carolina to win by 26 yards.
Kennedy advanced through three qualifying rounds of his division before reaching the quarter finals where he finished runner-up to advance to the semi final. There he defeated his opponent Arizona native Brian Pavlet by 9 yards before winning his final against East.
The Open Division begins today with four Australians in the field namely Jason Atkins, Mark Bylmsa, Brent Kearney and Daniel Lee participating.