Brett Melton, Director of Golf at The Country Club of Old Vincennes, fired a 5-under-par 67 to capture the ClubCar/Pepsi Indiana PGA Tournament Series event at Elcona Country Club. Melton, playing in the first group of the day, carded 7 birdies and 2 bogeys to post the early low round and then watched as the rest of the field failed to match his total.
"I hit it good and putted very well,” said Melton. "The greens were really good and very similar to ours (The Country Club of Old Vincennes).”
While the victory was the first for Melton in 2013 he has already wrapped up the Pepsi Indiana PGA Player of the Year honors. Melton’s victory goes with six top 10 finishes in 2013 including second place finishes in the two other ClubCar/Pepsi Tournament Series events.
Melton finished the round with 28 putts on the slick, undulating Elcona Country Club greens. After three putting his first hole he had 9 one putt greens over the remainder of the round. "The three-putt on the first hole was a wake-up call,” said Melton.
Dave Carich, Director of Golf at The Bridgewater Club, fired a 2-under-par round to finish alone in second place. Carich was the recent champion in the Indiana PGA Senior Professional Championship. Head Golf Professional at The Players Club in Muncie, Perry Dotson, finished alone in third. Dotson was the runner-up to Carich in last week’s Senior Professional Championship.