Jon Mansfield shoots 64 to lead PGA Tournament Series Event No. 6

By
Craig Dolch
The PGA of America

Series: PGA

Published: Thursday, December 17, 2015 | 5:05 p.m.
 
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (Dec. 17, 2015) – Jon Mansfield practiced what he preached. 
 
The PGA Teaching Professional at Clearwater (Fla.) Country Club, Mansield said he bought a $50 pass this week to work hard on his game at the PGA Center For Golf Learning & Performance. "I haven't done that much practicing in a long time," he said
 
It paid off Thursday, when he made 10 birdies on the Ryder Course during an 8-under 64 that gave him the first-round lead in Event No. 6 of the PGA Tournament Series at PGA Golf Club. He leads by a shot over Jim Troy of Portage, Mich.
 
"I struck it very well today, hit a lot of shots to 10 to 15 feet and made those putts," Mansfield said. "My practicing this week was so much the key. The Learning Center is a nice place, good grass, good balls and neat chipping areas."
 
Troy birdied his first six holes, then bogeyed the next two. He rebounded with three birdies and an eagle at the par-5 13th. He made just six pars.
 
Troy Pare of Seekonk, Mass., and Event No. 4 winner Brett Melton of Washington, Ind., are tied for third with 66s. Pare was 6-under after 11 holes before "settling" for his 66.
 
"It was somewhat of a disappointing 66," Pare said. "I tried to get greedy on one hole and paid the price (a bogey after hitting long at No. 12). But anytime I tee it up and shoot 66, I'm a happy camper. We'd all be."
 
Tied for fifth at 68 were Ben Polland, Frank Bensel and Mark Mielke. 
 
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Thursday's first-round scores from Event No. 6 in the PGA Tournament Series on the par-72 Ryder Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.:
Jonathan Mansfield, Clearwater, Fla. 34-30–64
Jim Troy, Portage, Mich. 32-33–65
Troy Pare, Seekonk, Mass. 31-35–66
Brett Melton, Washington, Ind. 33-33–66
Frank Dully, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 35-33–68
Ben Polland, Manhasset, N.Y. 34-34–68
Mark Mielke, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 34-34–68
Jeff Wells, Redondo Beach, Calif. 36-33–69
Rob Corcoran, Melbourne, Fla. 33-36–69
Mark Brown, Glen Head, N.Y. 34-35–69
Carl Cooper, Humble, Texas 33-36–69
Jeff Sorenson, Blaine, Minn. 36-33–69
Kirk Hanefeld, Acton, Mass. 35-35–70
John Guyton, Rockville Centre, N.Y. 37-33–70
Kirk Oguri, Mineola, N.Y. 35-35–70
Frank Bensel, Jupiter, Fla. 35-35–70
Brian Norman, The Colony, Texas 34-36–70
Rick Schuller, Chester, Va. 36-34–70
Rod Perry, Port Orange, Fla. 35-35–70
Peter Ballo, Jupiter, Fla. 36-34–70
Adam Rainaud, South Hadley, Mass. 35-35–70
Shawn Warren, Cape Elizabeth, Maine 36-34–70
Charles Meola, Mamaroneck, N.Y. 35-35–70
Bob Sowards, Dublin, Ohio 35-35–70
Daniel Urban, Howell, Mich. 33-37–70
Jeffrey Schmid, Columbia, Mo. 35-35–70
Daniel Powers, Stamford, Conn. 36-35–71
Eric Smith, Plano, Texas 34-37–71
Mark Summerville, Jupiter, Fla. 35-36–71
Ari Papadopoulos, Steamboat, Colo. 34-37–71
Scott Berliner, Queensbury, N.Y. 36-35–71
Ryan Kalista, Greenwich, Conn. 35-37–72
Chip Johnson, Hingham, Mass. 37-35–72
Jason Martin, Wheeling, W. Va. 36-36–72
Andrew Shiflet, Asheboro, N.C. 36-37–73
Richard Kelly, Oceanside, N.Y. 38-35–73
Dan Olsen, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 36-37–73
Dwayne Randall, Clymer, N.Y. 37-36–73
James Giampaolo, Torrington, Conn. 36-37–73
Tim Puetz, West Palm Beach, Fla. 36-37–73
Joshua Rackley, Jupiter, Fla. 38-35–73
Ted Kimmel, Greenwich, Conn. 37-36–73
Kyle Higgins, Massapequa, N.Y. 35-38–73
Yong Joo, Bristow, Va. 36-37–73
Shane Kowal, Woodstock, Ga. 37-36–73
Ryan McClintock, Bettendorf, Iowa 36-38–74
Danny Lewis, Morrow, Ohio 37-37–74
Daniel Augustine, Castle Pines, Colo. 36-38–74
Brian Cairns, Walled Lake, Mich. 40-34–74
Joshua Fritz, Port St. Lucie, Fla. 36-38–74
Peter Kampmann, Riverside, Conn. 36-38–74
Dakun Chang, Long Grove, Ill. 36-38–74
Wyatt Worthington, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 36-39–75
Tim Katanski, Ann Arbor, Mich. 38-37–75
Matthew McAdow, Woodmere, N.Y. 37-38–75
Shaun Powers, Greenwich, Conn. 37-38–75
Mike Vance, Jackson, Tenn. 40-35–75
Pete Catanzaro, Stamford, Conn. 39-36–75
Ed Kirby, Wakefield, R.I. 37-38–75
Mark Faulkner, Marion, Ill. 40-35–75
Gregg Richbourg, Orlando, Fla. 40-36–76
Mike Furey, Summit Hill, Pa. 38-38–76
Bill Harvey, Albuquerque, N.M. 38-38–76
Matthew Sheperd, Nantucket, Mass. 37-39–76
Mike Larkin, Harrison, N.Y. 34-42–76
John Cleary, Golden Valley, Minn. 38-38–76
Michael Meisenzahl, Medford, N.J. 40-36–76
Adam Decker, Mechanicsville, Va. 39-37–76
Robert McMillan, Colleyville, Texas 41-36–77
Michael Sweeney, Floral Park, N.Y. 37-40–77
Gregory McClimans, Clearwater, Fla. 37-40–77
JC Anderson, O'Fallon, Mo. 40-37–77
Adam Kolloff, Hoboken, N.J. 35-43–78
Tyler Lower, Norwalk, Conn. 41-38–79
Daniel Callahan, Chaska, Minn. 39-42–81
Justin Roberto, Williamsburg, Va. 42-41–83