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Shubenacadie golfer qualifies for REMAX World Long Drive Championship


TRURO – The final round of the REMAX World Long Drive Championship Atlantic regional qualifiers wrapped up on Sunday evening at Marshland Golf, with Ottawa’s David Dahms taking the crown on a day marred by a strong headwind.

Dahms hammered a 311-yard shot to take the title in the head-to-head final over Shubenacadie’s Tanner Gayton, who fell one yard short of the winning shot.

The event drew in close to 100 competitors from all over Canada, as the field is not just limited to Atlantic Canadians. The top two finishers booked their spot in the 2014 REMAX Worlds in Mesquite, Nevada. The event final will be aired over a four-part series on NBC Golf, with a purse guaranteed to top $500,000.

Battling a 40-km/hr headwind all weekend, the longest drive of the regional qualifier was 383 yards. The field was narrowed to the top-24 hitters on Sunday, who then duked it out in a double-elimination style head-to-head tournament.

The REMAX Worlds will get underway Sept. 20 and run through to the 27th, with the televised series beginning in October.

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