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Cota wins the 2009 Long Drive Contest

Chad Cota of Moorhead won the 17th Annual Pine to Palm Long Drive Contest Tuesday with a drive of 335 yards, using a Ping G10 - 9 degree loft club.

Cota also earned fourth-place honors with a drive of 317 yards.

The contest was held on the 366-yard No. 11.

Tanner Jones of Fargo captured both second and third place honors with drives of 328 and 324 yards.

Jones was using a Ping Rapture - nine degree loft driver.

Mark Dielke of Minneapolis took fifth with a drive of 315 yards.

Each golfer was allowed to hit up to six balls in the event. A total of 41 golfers competed in the long drive contest.

Pine to Palm committee members who helped run the contest included Head Pro Mark Holm, Bruce Woodland, Mox Gunderson (an employee of DCC), Jenna Schulte, along with Long Drive coordinator Mark Larson.