Melton’s Magic Earns him Pro-Am for Wishes Title

WEST CHESTER, Pa. – On Monday, August 28th, the Philadelphia PGA returned to Penn Oaks Golf Club in West Chester for the second and final round of the 2017 Pro-Am Wishes. After yesterday’s Pro-Am, which also counted as the first round of the 36-hole tournament, two players held a 2-shot lead over the rest of the field.

Both Brett Melton (Radley Run CC) and Kevin Kraft (Bumble Bee Hollow GC) shot an opening round 5-under-par (66) earning themselves the overnight lead and the last pairing in the final round with Chris Krueger (King’s CreekCC) who stood one shot behind at 4-under 67 after the first round. With an outstanding group of Professionals chasing them both Melton and Kraft knew that they had to maintain their play from their opening round to bring home the win.

The first player to put up a number that threatened the leaders was Andrew Turner (Sunnybrook GC). In today’s round, Turner matched his first round with another 3-under-par 68 for a 136 total. His lead did not last long as co-leader Melton continued his strong play by carding a 3-under-par (68) giving him a 36-hole score of 8-under-par (134).  After his seven birdies and one double bogey yesterday, Brett was able to add five more birdies and two bogies in today’s round to clinch the top prize.

“Wind made it a much tougher course today than yesterday, but I was lucky and had some long putts drop today.  Actually, I putted well both days, which made a big difference in my game” commented Melton at the end of the day.

Next up for the Philadelphia PGA is the Summer Pro-Lady Team at Sunnybrook GC on Wednesday, August 30 in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. The Section would like to thank everyone involved in the Pro-Am for Wishes, including Penn Oaks Golf Club and all of the supporting sponsors.

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Pro-Am For Wishes

Aug 27 – Aug 28, 2017
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 1   Brett Melton       Radley Run CC              66-68--134 -8  
 2   Andrew Turner      Sunnybrook GC              68-68--136 -6  
 3   Kevin Kraft        Bumble Bee Hollow          66-72--138 -4  
 T4  Billy Stewart      ACE Club                   68-71--139 -3  
 T4  Chris Krueger      Kings Creek CC             67-72--139 -3  
 6   Brian Bergstol     Shawnee Inn and GR         70-72--142 E   
 T7  Michael Little     Lookaway GC                72-71--143 +1  
 T7  Mark Sheftic       Merion GC                  69-74--143 +1  
 9   Dave Pagett        Whitemarsh Valley CC       73-71--144 +2  
 T10 Zac Oakley         Heritage Shores GC         73-72--145 +3  
 T10 Dave Quinn         Philmont CC                70-75--145 +3  
 T10 John Spina         Philadelphia Cricket Club  69-76--145 +3  
 T13 Terry Hertzog      CC of York                 74-72--146 +4  
 T13 Dave McNabb        Applebrook GC              71-75--146 +4  
 T13 Eric McNamee       Golf Galaxy - Montgomery   69-77--146 +4  
 T13 Stu Ingraham       M Golf Range               68-78--146 +4  
 17  Bob Lennon         Wilmington CC              72-75--147 +5  
 T18 Michael Tobiason   Deerfield                  77-71--148 +6  
 T18 George Forster     Radnor Valley CC           74-74--148 +6  
 T18 Greg Farrow        Deerwood CC                73-75--148 +6  
 T18 Mike Furey         Mahoning Valley CC         72-76--148 +6  
 T22 Sam Ambrose        Aronimink GC               75-74--149 +7  
 T22 John Rudolph       Fieldstone GC              75-74--149 +7  
 T22 Greg Matthias      Tavistock CC               72-77--149 +7  
 T22 Kevin Nicholson    White Manor CC             69-80--149 +7  
 T22 Rich Steinmetz     Spring Ford CC             70-79--149 +7  
 T27 Mike Paukovits     St. Davids GC              73-77--150 +8  
 T27 Pat Butkus         Overbrook GC               73-77--150 +8  
 T27 Bill Sautter       Philadelphia Cricket Club  73-77--150 +8  
 T27 Curtis Kirkpatrick Indian Springs GC          72-78--150 +8  
 T31 Carson Solien      Aronimink GC               74-77--151 +9  
 T31 Mark Anderson      Philadelphia Cricket Club  74-77--151 +9  
 T31 John Allen         Huntingdon Valley CC       71-80--151 +9  
 T34 Phil Petroll                                  75-77--152 +10 
 T34 Jordan Gibbs       Gulph Mills GC             73-79--152 +10 
 T36 Don DeAngelis      Center Square GC           75-78--153 +11 
 T36 Eric Figueroa      McCall Golf & CC           74-79--153 +11 
 T36 Ashley Grier       Overbrook GC               72-81--153 +11 
 39  Anthony Napoletano GolfTEC-KoP                72-83--155 +13 
 T40 Jesse Hallett      Penn Oaks GC               78-78--156 +14 
 T40 Andy Watters       Talamore Country Club      77-79--156 +14 
 T40 Rick Flesher       Applebrook GC              74-82--156 +14 
 T40 Jeff Herb          Waynesborough CC           74-82--156 +14 
 44  Joe Kogelman       GolfTEC Moorestown         74-83--157 +15 
 T45 Peter Clarke       Manufacturers GCC          79-79--158 +16 
 T45 Jim O'Connor                                  76-82--158 +16 
 T45 Don Allan          Burlington CC              75-83--158 +16 
 48  Tom Koenig         Penn Oaks GC               81-86--167 +25 


 WD  Dave Fields        Brookside CC               +1             
 WD  John Cooper        Green Valley CC            +5             
 WD  Ryan Gray          Country Club of Orlando    +7             
 DQ  Mike Ladden        Whitford CC                +8