Playing two groups ahead of the leaders, Brett Melton of the Country Club of Old Vincennes, posted a 1-under-par, 71 today during the final round of the Indiana PGA Indianapolis Open presented by BioMech Golf and Advantage Golf at Woodland CC. Melton finished at 4-under-par for the 36-hole event and in a tie for first with Michael Sharp of Kendallville.
Melton headed to 18 with a one shot lead over Michael Sharp, who was in the clubhouse at 4-under-par.
“The 18th is very intimidating,” Melton said. “From the tee it looks like there is absolutely nowhere to miss. You’re either in the fairway or you’re in trouble. I made bogey on 18 and at that point I thought I had given the tournament away.”
4-under-par ended up being just enough to secure Melton a first place finish and a spot in the playoff. The duo headed to the par-4, 1st for the playoff, where Melton nearly drove the green. Sharp was about 100 yards out, but left his approach shot short. Melton hit his chip shot to four feet and easily two putted for par and the win.
“I didn't necessarily think I had the game today to win, but it never gets old," Melton said. “It’s great to get two wins this early in the season and I look forward to the rest of the summer.”
Sean Rowen of Greenwood finished in third at 3-under-par.