Holton wins with 468-yard drive;
Meti’s winning blast goes 378 yards

LA SALLE, Colo. (June 11, 2023) – Zack Holton saved his best set for last, putting five out of six balls in play in the final round to secure his first career World Long Drive win. Holton, who entered the week ranked No. 8 in the world, took down Martin Borgmeier with a top drive of 468 yards in the final round; Borgmeier (No. 2 in the world) hit a 440-yard drive in the finals. Holton’s final round drives were 468 yards, 467 yards, 465 yards (twice), and 463 yards.

Phillis Meti, world No. 4 entering the weekend, took home her first win of 2023. Meti crushed a 378 yard drive in the finals to capture the WLD La Salle title. Gabi Powell finishes as runner-up; her best ball in the final round went 350 yards. Meti topped out at 370 yards in the semifinal round.

Eddie Fernandes earned his second win of the season in the Senior’s Division with a drive of 425 yards in the final round to outdrive Jeff Farley 425-392. Fernandes’ longest drive of the event was 445 yards.

Zack Duggan earned first career win in the Amateur’s Division with a 430 yard blast in the final round against Hayden Freeman. Freeman’s top drive in the finals was 422 yards. Duggan hit three of his six balls in play in the final round: 430 yards, 408 yards, 406 yards.


Bryce Verplank had the standout hit of the weekend hitting for his personal best and the longest overall drive of the tournament at 489 yards.

Jack Smith reached the Men’s Open Division quarterfinals in his World Long Drive debut this weekend. That result has vaulted him to No. 35 in the world rankings


The next World Long Drive event is WLD Memphis, scheduled for June 23-25 in Memphis, Tennessee.

La Salle, CO | Open Division

La Salle, CO | Women’s Division