(Photo Caption: Left to Right: JJ Spreitzer, Club Car Sales Representative, Champion Brett Melton, and two of the Runners-up Rob Knuckles and Brian Brodell)
Last year’s Indiana Section PGA Player of the Year, Brett Melton of the Country Club of Old Vincennes, proved he is ready for another successful year of Indiana golf. Melton fired a 3-under-par 69 today at Prairie View GC at the first Tournament Series event of the season presented by Club Car and The PGA Tour. His 3-under-par finish was enough for a two shot victory.
"I hit the ball solid and I putted well today,” Melton said. "It feels great to get off to a good start this season.”
Melton carded six birdies today coming on the par-4, 2nd, the par-3, 6th, the par-3, 12th, the par-5, 13th, the par-4, 16th, and the par-5 18th.
"I made a double on 17, after hitting a bad bunker shot, but overall I can’t complain with how I played today,” Melton said.
Melton has been known to play well in Tournament Series events, with two runner-up finishes and one victory in the three-event series last season.
"There are so many good players in this section and it feels good to start off the season with some player of the year points,” Melton said. "If you get an early lead it takes some of the pressure off for the rest of the year. It always feels good to win an event.”
There was a six-way tie for second including: Michale Asbell (Harbour Trees GC), Brian Brodell (Birck Boilermaker GC), Glenn Hudson (Dick’s Sporting Goods), Rob Knuckles (Dick’s Sporting Goods), Jeff Marsh (Brookwood GC), and Hartley McLeod (Bridgewater GC).