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Jeffrey Schmid prevails in nine-hole playoff at Event No. 4 of PGA Tournament Series

By Craig Dolch
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (Dec. 11, 2015) – As darkness was setting in on PGA Golf Club, Jeffrey Schmid parred the ninth playoff hole Friday to beat Adam Rainaud and win Event No. 4 of the PGA Tournament Series.
 
In what's believed to be the longest playoff in Series' history, Schmid hit a pitching wedge from 124 yards to 8 feet and two-putted for par after Rainaud's approach hit the edge of the green but trickled into the hazard. Both players had shot 68s to finish at 8-under 136.
 
"That was a lot of fun," said Schmid, a teaching pro at Gustin Golf Club in Columbia, Mo. "I've been working on staying in the moment and trying to dig it out as much as I could. I think I showed some grit."
 
Amazingly, this wasn't Schmid's first nine-hole playoff. He said he beat Gary Rusnak in another nine-hole extra session about 15 years ago when Rusnak hit his approach to 2 feet and Schmid holed his shot.
 
Friday's playoff had plenty of turns, beginning when Schmid bogeyed the 18th hole of the Wanamaker Course to force the extra session. Rainaud appeared to be in control on the second playoff hole when he was just off the par-5 green in two and Schmid faced a difficult shot over a bunker.
 
But Schmid hit a nice approach and drained the 20-foot birdie putt to keep the playoff going.
 
"That's where he won it," said Rainaud, a PGA Assistant Professional at Black Hall Club in Old Lime, Conn. "The odds were in my favor, but he had a really good up-and-down."
 
Rainaud, who played in his first PGA Championship this year, won the PGA Match Play Championship this spring. He has had three runner-up finishes in the PGA Tournament Series.
 
Four players tied for third place, a shot back: Peter Ballo (68) of Jupiter. Matt Dobyns (67) of Lake Success, N.Y., Jeff Sorenson (68) of Blaine, Minn., and Jeff Seltzer (70) of Grand Rapids, Mich.
 
The PGA Tournament Series is presented by Golf Advisor.
 
Friday's final-round scores from Event No. 4 of the PGA Tournament Series on the par-72 Wanamaker Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.:
1 Jeffrey Schmid, Columbia, Mo. 68-68--136 $5,000.00
2 Adam Rainaud, South Hadley, Mass. 68-68--136 $3,500.00
T3 Peter Ballo, Jupiter, Fla. 69-68--137 $2,218.75
T3 Matt Dobyns, Lake Success, N.Y. 70-67--137 $2,218.75
T3 Jeff Sorenson, Blaine, Minn. 69-68--137 $2,218.75
T3 John Seltzer, Grand Rapids, Mich. 67-70--137 $2,218.75
T7 Ben Engle, Indianapolis, Ind. 71-67--138 $1,375.00
T7 Anthony Aruta, Staten Island, N.Y. 67-71--138 $1,375.00
9 Dwayne Randall, Clymer, N.Y. 67-72--139 $1,170.00
10 Rick Schuller, Chester, Va. 71-69--140 $1,050.00
T11 Kirk Hanefeld, Acton, Mass. 73-68--141 $819.28
T11 Kent St. Charles, Mount Vernon, N.Y. 73-68--141 $819.28
T11 Tim Puetz, West Palm Beach, Fla. 71-70--141 $819.28
T11 Ed Kirby, Wakefield, R.I. 71-70--141 $819.28
T11 Bob Sowards, Dublin, Ohio 71-70--141 $819.28
T11 Derek Sanders, Destrehan, La. 70-71--141 $819.28
T11 Scott Berliner, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 66-75--141 $819.28
T18 Yong Joo, Bristow, Va. 73-69--142 $617.50
T18 John Guyton, Rockville Centre, N.Y. 72-70--142 $617.50
T18 Jim Schuman, Scottsdale, Ariz. 71-71--142 $617.50
T18 Ashley Grier, Hagerstown, Md. 69-73--142 $617.50
T22 Omar Uresti, Austin, Texas 73-70--143 $487.14
T22 Jim Troy, Portage, Mich. 73-70--143 $487.14
T22 Andrew Shiflet, Asheboro, N.C. 72-71--143 $487.14
T22 Mark Mielke, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 72-71--143 $487.14
T22 Ari Papadopoulos, Struthers, Ohio 71-72--143 $487.14
T22 Mike Furey, Summit Hill, Pa. 70-73--143 $487.14
T22 Blake Brookman, Seaford, Va. 69-74--143 $487.14
T29 Brian Norman, The Colony, Texas 74-70--144 $263.33
T29 Shaun Powers, Jupiter, Fla. 70-74--144 $263.33
T29 Michael Meisenzahl, Medford, N.J. 67-77--144 $263.33
T32 Ryan Kalista, Greenwich, Conn. 74-71--145 
T32 Rod Perry, Port Orange, Fla. 76-69--145 
T32 Michael Sweeney, Floral Park, N.Y. 71-74--145 
T32 John Connelly, Maumee, Ohio 71-74--145 
T32 Brett Melton, Washington, Ind. 71-74--145 
T32 Kyle Voska, Denver, Colo. 70-75--145 
T32 Adam Kolloff, Hoboken, N.J. 70-75--145 
T39 Charles Meola, Mamaroneck, N.Y. 74-72--146 
T39 Steve Parker, Houston, Texas 73-73--146 
T39 Mark Summerville, Jupiter, Fla. 73-73--146 
T39 Wyatt Worthington, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 74-72--146 
T39 Jeff Wells, Redondo Beach, Calif. 73-73--146 
T39 James Giampaolo, Torrington, Conn. 70-76--146 
T45 Mike Vance, Jackson, Tenn. 73-74--147 
T45 Shawn Warren, Cape Elizabeth, Maine 75-72--147 
T45 Dakun Chang, Long Grove, Ill. 72-75--147 
T45 Mark Brown, Glen Head, N.Y. 77-70--147 
T45 Daniel Urban, Howell, Mich. 68-79--147 
T50 Eric Smith, Plano, Texas 75-73--148 
T50 Carl Cooper, Humble, Texas 72-76--148 
T50 Corey McAlarney, Forest City, Pa. 73-75--148 
T50 Danny Kish, Melbourne, Fla. 75-73--148 
T50 Daniel Augustine, Castle Pines, Colo. 71-77--148 
T50 Frank Dully, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 68-80--148 
T56 Mark Anderson, St. Simons Island, Ga. 74-75--149 
T56 Gregory McClimans, Clearwater, Fla. 74-75--149 
T56 Pete Catanzaro, Stamford, Conn. 74-75--149 
T56 Adam Larkin, North Bellmore, N.Y. 74-75--149 
T56 Kyle Higgins, Massapequa, N.Y. 71-78--149 
T56 Chip Johnson, Hingham, Mass. 78-71--149 
T62 Danny Lewis, Morrow, Ohio 73-77--150 
T62 Rich Berberian, Derry, N.H. 75-75--150 
T62 Nick Frontero, Oviedo, Fla. 77-73--150 
T62 Rob Corcoran, Melbourne, Fla. 78-72--150 
T66 Brandon Myers, Danube, Minn. 76-75--151 
T66 Richard Kelly, Oceanside, N.Y. 77-74--151 
T66 Sam Kang, Florham Park, N.J. 79-72--151 
T66 Matthew Sheperd, Nantucket, Mass. 80-71--151 
T70 Matt Arvanitis, Hooksett, N.H. 75-77--152 
T70 Mike Argentine, Yonkers, N.Y. 76-76--152 
T70 Peter Kampmann, Riverside, Conn. 76-76--152 
T70 Eric Wohlfield, Brighton, Mich. 71-81--152 
T74 Bill Harvey, Albuquerque, N.M. 74-79--153 
T74 Mike Larkin, Harrison, N.Y. 74-79--153 
T74 Patrick McCarthy, Huntington, N.Y. 75-78--153 
T74 Fred Blumenstock, Boonton, N.J. 75-78--153 
T74 Jason Martin, Wheeling, W. Va. 78-75--153 
T74 Tim Katanski, Ann Arbor, Mich. 78-75--153 
T74 Scott Schulte, Harrison Township, Mich. 79-74--153 
T74 Kirk Stauffer, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 80-73--153 
T82 Michael Adkins, West Palm Beach, Fla. 75-80--155 
T82 Matthew McAdow, Woodmere, N.Y. 77-78--155 
T84 Joshua Fritz, Port St. Lucie, Fla. 77-80--157 
T84 Mark Faulkner, Marion, Ill. 81-76--157 
T86 Kyle Bilodeau, West Hartford, Conn. 79-79--158 
T86 Mike Demakos, Port St. Lucie, Fla. 81-77--158 
T88 Austin Rentz, Myakka City, Fla. 76-83--159 
T88 Austin Gaugert, Lake Geneva, Wis. 79-80--159 
T90 Brian Herring, Boca Raton, Fla. 77-83--160 
T90 Ryan McClintock, Bettendorf, Iowa 84-76--160 
92 Tony Emma, Las Vegas, Nev. 84-78--162 
93 Nick Miller, Williston Park, N.Y. 82-81--163 
94 Matthew Hurd, Manhasset, N.Y. 85-80--165 
95 Justin Roberto, Williamsburg, Va. 88-82--170 
96 Tyler Lower, Norwalk, Conn. 86-85--171