West Bountiful • Ryan Reisbeck of Layton enjoyed a big weekend of driving golf balls, beating the reigning world champion in one competition and qualifying for the Re/Max World Long Drive Championship in another event at Lakeside Golf Course.
Reisbeck launched a 422-yard drive in the finals vs. Ryan Winther, earning $6,000 in the Rockwell Long Drive Championship. Winther's best mark was 408 yards in that round. The other semifinalists, Ben Tua'one of Salt Lake City and Jim Carriel, each earned $1,400.
In regional qualifying for the Re/Max event, Daniel Beckman of Fresno, Calif., led the way with 437-yard drive. The other qualifiers included James Waldron (409), Richard Meikle (391), Randall Dawson (389), Carriel (388), Reisbeck (387) and Austin Kincaid (383). Monte Schneinblum (368) won the senior division.