Golfer extends lead in world comp

Monday July 29, 2019 Written by Published in Other Sports
Phillis Meti won the inaugural Roc City Rumble title in New York last week. 19072648 / worldlongdrive.com Phillis Meti won the inaugural Roc City Rumble title in New York last week. 19072648 / worldlongdrive.com

Phillis Meti extended her top place lead in the World Long Drive women’s competition after another win last week.

 

The New Zealand-based golfer narrowly edged out Alexis Belton in the final by less than a yard to claim the inaugural Roc City Rumble title in New York.

Meti’s longest ball measured 320 yards, pipping Belton’s 319-yard drive. This is her third victory in four tour events this year.

“Every event is new, and I always think to take one ball at a time so that I don't get ahead of myself,” Meti told worldlongdrive.com after her win.

“All I want to do is hit one ball the best I can, each set. It gives me better confidence to show that I can do it. It gives me reassurance that I'm on the right track.”

Last monthMeti claimed the 2019 World Long Drive Atlantic City Boardwalk Bash with a 239-yard drive in the finals.

Meti, who is the three-time World Long Drive champion, set the women’s world record with a 413-yard drive in April in World Long Drive’s first Tour event of the season in Arizona.

In 2016 at 19 years and two months of age, the Auckland-based golfer became the youngest female Long Drive World champion and a World Record holder.

Meti, who hails from the village of Arorangi, earlier said her parents have been instrumental in her sporting development, and preparing her to compete at an elite level.

 

 

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