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Meet the woman who hit a record-setting 370-yard(!) drive

August 03, 2016

Most of the golf world was focused on Baltusrol and the 98th PGA Championship last week, but there were historical feats happening on courses everywhere. Stephan Jaeger shot 58 and posted a four-round score of 250 (30 under) on the Tour, 20-year-old Ariya Jutanugarn won the Women's British Open, and a 15-year-old made a hole-in-one AND a double eagle in one round. And then there was Chloe Garner.

The former golfer at East Tennessee State University won the ladies division of the Rockwell Blast -- part of the World Long Drive Championship schedule -- and she did it in impressive style. Garner's winning drive? A 363-yard clout in the finals at Lakeside Golf Course in West Bountiful, Utah.

However, earlier in qualifying, Garner unleashed a drive of 370(!) yards. Just a reminder, Byeong An won the long drive contest at the PGA with a "bomb" of 347 yards. That's weak sauce.

Long drive legend Jason Zuback rushed to congratulate Garner on Twitter for setting a "new and real Ladies Long Drive record":

Mike Dobbyn won on the men's side, thanks to a final poke of 420 yards:

As for Garner's mark, there is some discrepancy over the woman's record. Garner appears to have the record for the finals of a World Long Drive event, but Sandra Carlborg claims she once hit one 391.2 yards:

Regardless, a 370-yard drive, Chloe? We're impressed. And even more jealous.