Flagg wins long drive championship

jeff flagg 2Former Mississippi State baseball player Jeff Flagg saw his bank account swell by $250,000 on Tuesday night.

Flagg, 29, won the Re/Max World Long Drive Championship in Las Vegas with a winning golf drive of 365 yards. He defeated Jeff Crittenden by 13 inches in the finals – the shortest margin of victory in the event’s history.

I thought I had him,” Flagg told the Golf Channel.But if there’s anything I learned from baseball is that you can’t get too high or too low until it’s a done deal.” 

Flagg, who now resides in Pelham, Ala., won in both the quarterfinals and semifinals by a yard. Flagg played for the Diamond Dogs from 2006-08 before being drafted and spending three years in the New York Mets farm system.

Flagg’s MSU teammate, Connor Powers, finished as a semifinalist at the World Long Drive Championship.

You can watch Flagg’s check and championship belt presentation here.





I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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