Rod Perry leads Event No. 5 of PGA Tournament Series after timeout

By
Craig Dolch
The Associated Press

Series: PGA

Published: Monday, December 14, 2015 | 5:23 p.m.
 
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (Dec. 14, 2015) – Rod Perry needed a break.
 
The two-time PGA Professional Player of the Year wasn't happy with his game, so he put the clubs away for the weekend.
 
The two-day timeout helped his game Monday as he fired a 7-under 65 to take a three-shot lead after the first round of Event No. 5 of the PGA Tournament Series at PGA Golf Club.
 
"I came out refreshed and with a better attitude," said Perry, the PGA Head Professional at Crane Lakes Golf and Country Club in Port Orange, Fla. "I hit a lot of greens, but it always comes down to making those 10- or 15-footers when you have the opportunity."
 
Perry made eight birdies and a bogey on the Dye Course. He leads by three over Mark Mielke (68) of Palm Beach Gardens. Mielke didn't make a bogey.
 
"I didn't feel like it played that tough," said Mielke, who won his lone PGA Tournament Series event more than 20 years ago. "When you're hitting it good and not having to get up and down, it seems easy to you."
 
Tied for third place at 69 are Rich Berberian of Derry, N.H., Ben Engle of Indianapolis, Adam Kolloff of Hoboken, N.J., and Matt Shepherd of Nantucket, Mass.
 
The PGA Tournament Series is sponsored by Golf Advisor.
 
Monday's first-round scores from Event No. 5 of the PGA Tournament Series on the par-72 Dye Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.:
Rod Perry, Port Orange, Fla. 33-32–65
Mark Mielke, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 34-34–68
Rich Berberian, Derry, N.H. 33-36–69
Ben Engle, Indianapolis, Ind. 35-34–69
Adam Kolloff, Hoboken, N.J. 33-36–69
Matthew Sheperd, Nantucket, Mass. 33-36–69
Frank Bensel, Jupiter, Fla. 35-35–70
Jim Troy, Portage, Mich. 35-35–70
Carl Cooper, Humble, Texas 34-36–70
Troy Pare, Seekonk, Mass. 34-36–70
Ed Kirby, Wakefield, R.I. 35-35–70
Danny Lewis, Morrow, Ohio 33-37–70
Derek Sanders, Destrehan, La. 34-36–70
James Giampaolo, Torrington, Conn. 35-35–70
Yong Joo, Bristow, Va. 36-35–71
Bob Sowards, Dublin, Ohio 34-37–71
Chip Johnson, Hingham, Mass. 36-35–71
Gregg Richbourg, Orlando, Fla. 35-36–71
Matt Noel, Huntington, N.Y. 36-35–71
John Guyton, Rockville Centre, N.Y. 35-36–71
Michael Meisenzahl, Medford, N.J. 34-37–71
Brian Norman, The Colony, Texas 32-39–71
Scott Berliner, Queensbury, N.Y. 36-35–71
Michael Sweeney, Floral Park, N.Y. 35-37–72
Ryan Kalista, Greenwich, Conn. 35-37–72
Daniel Urban, Howell, Mich. 35-37–72
Mike Vance, Jackson, Tenn. 35-37–72
Ari Papadopoulos, Steamboat, Colo. 36-36–72
Jeff Wells, Redondo Beach, Calif. 34-38–72
JC Anderson, O Fallon, Mo. 34-38–72
Austin Gaugert, Lake Geneva, Wis. 37-35–72
Jeffrey Schmid, Columbia, Mo. 38-34–72
Jabir Bilal, New Orleans, La. 35-37–72
Ryan McClintock, Bettendorf, Iowa 32-40–72
Shawn Warren, Cape Elizabeth, Maine 38-34–72
Mike Furey, Summit Hill, Pa. 36-36–72
Mike Larkin, Harrison, N.Y. 34-38–72
Steve Parker, Houston, Texas 36-36–72
Tim Katanski, Ann Arbor, Mich. 35-38–73
Jonathan Mansfield, Clearwater, Fla. 37-36–73
Pete Catanzaro, Stamford, Conn. 36-37–73
Rick Schuller, Chester, Va. 35-38–73
Kenneth Leech, Boca Raton, Fla. 36-37–73
Charles Meola, Mamaroneck, N.Y. 40-33–73
Brett Melton, Washington, Ind. 34-39–73
Wyatt Worthington, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 35-38–73
Mark Faulkner, Marion, Ill. 37-36–73
Matt Sita, Glen Cove, N.Y. 35-38–73
Kirk Oguri, Mineola, N.Y. 37-37–74
Frank Dully, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 39-35–74
Gregory McClimans, Clearwater, Fla. 36-38–74
Brent Foockle, Cape Coral, Fla. 36-38–74
Justin McCarraher, Fort Myers, Fla. 41-33–74
Shaun Powers, Greenwich, Conn. 38-36–74
Danny Kish, Melbourne, Fla. 38-36–74
Andrew Shiflet, Asheboro, N.C. 38-36–74
Brandon Myers, Danube, Minn. 42-32–74
Tim Puetz, West Palm Beach, Fla. 36-39–75
Shane Kowal, Woodstock, Ga. 35-40–75
Jeff Sorenson, Blaine, Minn. 36-39–75
Dwayne Randall, Clymer, N.Y. 36-39–75
Adam Decker, Mechanicsville, Va. 38-37–75
Ashley Grier, Hagerstown, Md. 36-39–75
Rafael Floriani, Port St. Lucie, Fla. 34-42–76
Joshua Rackley, Jupiter, Fla. 36-40–76
Gregory Pieczynski, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 39-37–76
Tyler Lower, Norwalk, Conn. 38-38–76
Kyle Higgins, Massapequa, N.Y. 40-36–76
Kyle Jorden, Juno Beach, Fla. 37-39–76
Daniel Augustine, Castle Pines, Colo. 37-39–76
Jeff Herb, Lake Worth, Fla. 38-38–76
Marc Issler, Jupiter, Fla. 38-38–76
Gavin Vegas, Covington, La. 37-39–76
Matthew McAdow, Woodmere, N.Y. 36-41–77
Patrick Massi, Greenwich, Conn. 42-35–77
Alexander Kowalski, Wilmington, N.C. 37-40–77
Scott Schulte, Harrison Township, Mich. 40-37–77
Joshua Fritz, Port St. Lucie, Fla. 38-39–77
Ted Kimmel, Greenwich, Conn. 40-38–78
Robert McMillan, Colleyville, Texas 37-41–78
Dakun Chang, Long Grove, Ill. 37-42–79
Mike Argentine, Yonkers, N.Y. 39-40–79
Michael Adkins, West Palm Beach, Fla. 41-38–79
Eric Smith, Plano, Texas 39-42–81
G. Sean Schley, Blacklick, Ohio 40-48–88
Willie Brooks, Port St. Lucie, Fla. 47-44–91