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OSU’s Tim Slama to compete in Golf Channel’s ‘Driver vs. Driver’

Tim Slama, a 22-year-old mechanical engineering student at Oregon State University, has been named a finalist for the Golf Channel show “Driver vs. Driver.”

A native of Salem, Ore., Slama is one of 14 finalists selected to compete on the reality show’s second season, with the first episode airing Tuesday, October 2, at 6 p.m. PT on Golf Channel.

Slama is the older brother of Ellie Slama, who was named the PNGA Junior Girls’ Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016. Ellie currently competes as a sophomore on the Oregon State University women’s golf team.

Driver vs. Driver follows the process of building the next best driver from start to finish. The elimination-style reality show features 14 golf club designers who will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges, in a format similar to “Shark Tank,” before a winner is chosen.

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