On Thursday-Friday (June 13-14), dozens gathered at WinStar World Casino and Resort on the Texas/Oklahoma border in an effort to capture a spot into the 2019 World Long Drive Championship field – being held at the same location at the end of August.
On Thursday, the three men punching their ticket were Travis Britt, Ian Griscom and Jacob Golliday. Britt won three of his five sets in the final qualifying stage to top the standings at 725 points, while Golliday and Griscom each earned 600.
On Friday, competitors faced less than favorable wind conditions, which saw Colton Casto, Clinton Pridmore and Andrew Whitmarsh claim the three remaining spots into the world championship field. Pridmore and Whitmarsh finished with 700 points each in final qualifying, as Casto narrowly claimed the third spot with a 650-point outing.
The next World Long Drive Championship qualifier will take place Friday-Saturday, July 5-6 in Port Rowan, Ont., in Canada.