Former Buc Garner wins Professional Long Drive Competition
Chloe Garner during the ILDC at the Keith Hills Golf Club.
Former Buc Garner wins Professional Long Drive Competition
Friday, July 15, 2016

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 15, 2016) – Former ETSU women’s golfer and incoming first-year assistant coach, Chloe Garner, won her first-ever Professional International Long Drive Challenge on July 10 at the Keith Hills Golf Club in Buies Creek, N.C.

In a field that featured a former world champion, Garner ran away with the first place prize with a tournament best 285 yards in the humid, uphill, headwind grid at Keith Hills.  She is eager to learn more about long drive as she only began training less than a month ago. 

With her impressive swing speed of 115 miles per hour, you can expect to see Garner make a run for the Golf Channel's World Long Drive Championships at Winstar Resort in Oklahoma in October to which she just earned an automatic bid.

A member of the 2013 A-Sun Championship team, Garner played two years with the Blue and Gold. During the championship season, she finished top-5 in two tournaments and posted a 76.5 stroke average, a stroke lower than her previous season. Prior to ETSU, the South African native played at Texas A&M and posted two top-10 finishes while helping the Aggies to the 2012 Big 12 Championship.

As she readies for the championships in October, she will join head coach Stefanie Shelton as an assistant coach for the 2016-17 season.

“We are very excited and fortunate to have Chloe helping us this year. She is a tremendous competitor in all she does and knows what it takes to win as she earned a championship ring here as a player,” said Shelton. “Chloe hits the ball farther than any female I have ever witnessed, and I know she will help our ladies push themselves to be their very best this year and win another championship.”

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