Brett Melton shoots 64 to win Event No. 3 of PGA Tournament Series

Brett Melton
The PGA of America
Brett Melton of Indiana birdied the 17th hole to cap an 8-under 64 and won by a shot on Wednesday.
By
Craig Dolch
The PGA of America

Series: PGA

Published: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 | 4:23 p.m.
 
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (Dec. 8, 2015) – Brett Melton birdied the 17th hole to cap an 8-under 64 and win Event No. 3 of the PGA Tournament Series by a shot over Daniel Urban at PGA Golf Club on Wednesday.
 
Melton was just off the green on the par-5 17th hole in two shots and chipped to 1 1/2 feet for the crucial birdie to finish at 12-under 132 on the drenched Ryder Course. It was his third PGA Tournament Series victory.
 
"I had kind of a dodgy lie, but I hit a real good chip," said Melton, the Director of Golf at Country Club of Old Vincennes in Indiana. "The way the course was playing, with lift, clean and place and no wind, you felt like you need to get to 11- or 12-under. It always feels good to make birdies when you need to."
 
Urban, the Head PGA Professional at Prestwick Village in Michigan, birdied his last two holes to match Melton's 64. He kick-started his round by chipping in for birdie at the second hole, and also made a couple of good up-and-downs.
 
"Making good pars is almost better than making birdies," Urban said. "When you get your ball in your hand, it's easier to hit shots to makeable distance."
 
Yong Joo of Bristol, Va., had a second consecutive 67 and was alone in third at 134.
 
First-round co-leaders Marshall Talkington and Michael Meisenzahl shot 69s and tied for fourth with Bob Sowards (68) at 135.
 
Matt Dobyns, who last week clinched his first OMEGA PGA Professional Player of the Year Award, shot 65 and tied for eighth place.
 
The PGA Tournament Series is presented by Golf Advisor.
 
Tuesday's final-round scores of Event No. 3 of the PGA Tournament Series on the par-72 Ryder Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.:
 
1 Brett Melton, Washington, Ind. 68-64--132 $5,000.00
2 Daniel Urban, Howell, Mich. 69-64--133 $3,560.00
3 Yong Joo, Bristow, Va. 67-67--134 $2,850.00
T4 Rod Perry, Port Orange, Fla. 68-67--135 $1,942.50
T4 Bob Sowards, Dublin, Ohio 67-68--135 $1,942.50
T4 Michael Meisenzahl, Medford, N.J. 66-69--135 $1,942.50
T4 Marshall Talkington, Jackson, Tenn. 66-69--135 $1,942.50
T8 Scott Berliner, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 72-64--136 $1,225.00
T8 Matt Dobyns, Lake Success, N.Y. 71-65--136 $1,225.00
T8 Gregory Pieczynski, Kingston, Pa. 71-65--136 $1,225.00
T11 Ben Polland, Manhasset, N.Y. 69-68--137 $880.00
T11 Kirk Hanefeld, Acton, Mass. 69-68--137 $880.00
T11 Shawn Warren, Cape Elizabeth, Maine 69-68--137 $880.00
T11 Patrick Rada, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 67-70--137 $880.00
T11 Anthony Aruta, Staten Island, N.Y. 66-71--137 $880.00
T16 Kyle Voska, Denver, Colo. 73-65--138 $653.33
T16 Charles Meola, Mamaroneck, N.Y. 71-67--138 $653.33
T16 Gregory McClimans, Clearwater, Fla. 70-68--138 $653.33
T16 Wyatt Worthington, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 70-68--138 $653.33
T16 Corey McAlarney, Forest City, Pa. 70-68--138 $653.33
T16 Joshua Rackley, Jupiter, Fla. 69-69--138 $653.33
T22 Matt Noel, Nashua, N.H. 70-69--139 $527.50
T22 Mike Vance, Jackson, Tenn. 69-70--139 $527.50
T22 Jeff Sorenson, Blaine, Minn. 69-70--139 $527.50
T22 Kyle Higgins, Massapequa, N.Y. 67-72--139 $527.50
T26 Jim Schuman, Scottsdale, Ariz. 73-67--140 $431.25
T26 Frank Bensel, Jupiter, Fla. 70-70--140 $431.25
T26 Shaun Powers, Jupiter, Fla. 74-66--140 $431.25
T26 Ryan Kalista, Greenwich, Conn. 67-73--140 $431.25
T30 John Seltzer, Grand Rapids, Mich. 72-69--141 $67.27
T30 Andrew Shiflet, Asheboro, N.C. 73-68--141 $67.27
T30 Ari Papadopoulos, Avon, Colo. 71-70--141 $67.27
T30 Brian Norman, The Colony, Texas 71-70--141 $67.27
T30 Jeffrey Schmid, Columbia, Mo. 71-70--141 $67.27
T30 Tim Puetz, West Palm Beach, Fla. 71-70--141 $67.27
T30 Kent St. Charles, Mount Vernon, N.Y. 73-68--141 $67.27
T30 Marc Issler, Jupiter, Fla. 73-68--141 $67.27
T30 Omar Uresti, Austin, Texas 74-67--141 $67.27
T30 Derek Sanders, Destrehan, La. 69-72--141 $67.27
T30 Mark Brown, Glen Head, N.Y. 69-72--141 $67.27
T41 Matt Arvanitis, Hooksett, N.H. 72-70--142
T41 Dakun Chang, Long Grove, Ill. 73-69--142
T41 Benjamin Engle, Indianapolis, Ind. 71-71--142
T41 Dwayne Randall, Clymer, N.Y. 71-71--142
T41 Steve Schneiter, Sandy, Utah 73-69--142
T41 Matthew Sheperd, Nantucket, Mass. 71-71--142
T41 Danny Lewis, Morrow, Ohio 70-72--142
T48 Mark Mielke, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 72-71--143
T48 Mike Larkin, Harrison, N.Y. 72-71--143
T48 Richard Terga, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 73-70--143
T48 Adam Kolloff, Hoboken, N.J. 72-71--143
T48 Brian Cairns, Walled Lake, Mich. 73-70--143
T48 Daniel Augustine, Castle Pines, Colo. 70-73--143
T48 Brendan McGrath, Centreville, Va. 70-73--143
T48 Rick Schuller, Chester, Va. 74-69--143
T56 James Giampaolo, Torrington, Conn. 72-72--144
T56 Carl Cooper, Humble, Texas 71-73--144
T56 Rich Berberian, Derry, N.H. 73-71--144
T56 Blake Brookman, Seaford, Va. 73-71--144
T56 Steve Parker, Houston, Texas 73-71--144
T56 Gregg Richbourg, Brewster, Mass. 70-74--144
T56 Joshua Fritz, Port St. Lucie, Fla. 71-73--144
T56 Frank Dully, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 74-70--144
T56 Eric Smith, Plano, Texas 74-70--144
T56 Troy Pare, Seekonk, Mass. 76-68--144
T56 Joseph Yashuk, Lake Park, Fla. 76-68--144
T67 John Connelly, Maumee, Ohio 72-73--145
T67 Andrew Bostrom, North Caldwell, N.J. 73-72--145
T67 Michael Sweeney, Floral Park, N.Y. 73-72--145
T67 Austin Gaugert, Lake Geneva, Wis. 71-74--145
T67 Matthew Belizze, Bay Shore, N.Y. 74-71--145
T67 Scott Schulte, Harrison Township, Mich. 69-76--145
T67 Rob Corcoran, Melbourne, Fla. 77-68--145
T74 Adam Larkin, North Bellmore, N.Y. 74-72--146
T74 Jim Troy, Portage, Mich. 75-71--146
T74 Andrew Meyers, Plano, Texas 76-70--146
T77 Patrick Massi, Greenwich, Conn. 72-75--147
T77 Sam Kang, Florham Park, N.J. 74-73--147
T77 Pete Catanzaro, Stamford, Conn. 69-78--147
T80 Mike Diffley, Pelham, N.Y. 73-75--148
T80 Mark Faulkner, Marion, Ill. 71-77--148
T80 John Kuntz, Floral Park, N.Y. 74-74--148
T80 Raj Samra, Downey, Calif. 75-73--148
T80 Mike Argentine, Yonkers, N.Y. 75-73--148
T85 Bill Harvey, Albuquerque, N.M. 76-73--149
T85 Kirk Stauffer, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 76-73--149
T87 Tim Katanski, Ann Arbor, Mich. 75-75--150
T87 Jeff Herb, Lake Worth, Fla. 76-74--150
89 Matthew McAdow, Woodmere, N.Y. 74-77--151
90 Peter Kampmann, Riverside, Conn. 72-80--152
T91 Ryan McClintock, Bettendorf, Iowa 74-79--153
T91 Fred Blumenstock, Boonton, N.J. 75-78--153
T91 Sherri Pla, West Palm Beach, Fla. 76-77--153
T91 Mike Demakos, Port St. Lucie, Fla. 80-73--153
95 Thomas May, Greenwich, Conn. 78-76--154
96 Roy Vucinich, Moon Township, Pa. 78-77--155
T97 Michael Adkins, West Palm Beach, Fla. 78-78--156
T97 Sonny Grosso, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 82-74--156
T99 Kayla Pun, Tallahassee, Fla. 79-79--158
T99 Brandon Myers, Danube, Minn. 83-75--158
101 Matthew Hurd, Manhasset, N.Y. 80-79--159