world long drive ak-chin smash in the sun- Season # 2018

Ak-Chin Smash In The Sun

Results

Open Division

The two-time Volvik World Long Drive champion Tim Burke manufactured a 474-yard drive that tight-roped the grid boundary on his eighth and ultimate ball in the finals against Kyle Berkshire. Burke’s previous long was a 453-yard drive, which would not have been enough to surpass Berkshire’s 466-yard ball. The victory marks the first time that Burke has won a televised World Long Drive competition since his 2015 world championship title.

Dates
Round
Sun, April 14, 2019
Preliminary Round
Prelims Shootout
Mon, April 15, 2019
RD 2: Group of 32
RD 3: Group of 16
Tue, April 16, 2019
Quarters, Semis, and Finals
Winner
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Tim Burke
Tim Burke
474 yds

Women's Division

Phillis Meti – the three-time (and defending) Volvik World Long Drive champion – successfully backed up her 2018 Ak-Chin Smash in the Sun victory in style, to the tune of a 413-yard drive in the finals against Alexis Belton. The high mark for the World No. 1 competitor set a new record for the longest drive ever recorded in the Women’s Division at a World Long Drive competition, eclipsing Meti’s own previous record of 406 yards (2017 Mile High Showdown).

Dates
Round
Tue, April 16, 2019
Preliminary Round
Semis & Finals
Winner
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Phillis Meti
Phillis Meti
413 yds

Masters Division

The Masters Division culminated on Saturday evening with a match between the reigning 2018 World Long Drive champion, Eddie Fernandes, and the “Iceman,” Kevin Blenkhorn, with Blenkhorn earning the win with a 393 yard blast in the finals.

Dates
Round
Sat, April 13, 2019
Preliminary Round
Final RD: Match Play
Winner
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Kevin Blenkhorn
393 yds