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Troy Uses Late Birdie to Win Event No. 6 of PGA Tournament Series
Author: Craig Dolche, Special to PGA of America
December 18th 2015 - PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.—After making seven consecutive pars Friday, Jim Troy knew he needed a birdie if he was going to avoid a playoff.

Troy got that birdie, draining a 10-footer on the 17th hole, to win Event No. 6 of the PGA Tournament Series by a shot over Ben Polland. Troy's only birdie on the par-5, followed by a clutch up-and-down on the last hole, helped him shoot 3-under 69 and finish at 10-under 134.

"I got word on No. 17 that 9 (under) was low, and I made an awesome birdie putt," said Tory, a PGA Teaching Professional at Milham Park Golf Club in Michigan. "I exploded a wedge over the green at 18, but I hit a great chip to 2 feet."

Polland (67) made three consecutive birdies twice in his round and he closed with a birdie to make a late run at Troy. Polland won Event No. 2 of the Series, was runner-up to Matt Dobyns in the PGA Professional Championship and also was second to Dobyns in the Series' money list at $9,515.

"I played really well; I just wish I could have had two putts back early in the round," said Polland, a PGA Assistant Professional at Deepdale Golf Club in Manhasset, N.Y. "It's been the best year ever. I got to play in the PGA Championship and the PGA Cup and all of the Club Pro stuff."

Rod Perry of Port Orange, Fla., fired a 67 and finished tied for third at 136 with first-round leader Jon Mansfield (71).

Dobyns, who won his first OMEGA PGA Professional Player of the Year Award, topped the money list at $9,840. Perry ($8,631) was third and Troy ($8,336) fourth.

The PGA Tournament Series is presented by Golf Advisor.

Friday's final-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.:

PlacePlayerScoreWinnings
1 Jim Troy, Portage, Mich. 65-69-134 $5,000.00
2 Ben Polland, Manhasset, N.Y. 68-67-135 $3,635.00
T3 Rod Perry, Port Orange, Fla. 70-66-136 $2,085.00
T3 Jonathan Mansfield, Clearwater, Fla. 64-72-136 $2,085.00
T5 Adam Rainaud, South Hadley, Mass. 70-67-137 $1,426.66
T5 Brett Melton, Washington, Ind. 66-71-137 $1,426.66
T5 Frank Dully, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 68-69-137 $1,426.66
T8 Dwayne Randall, Clymer, N.Y. 73-65-138 $978.00
T8 Charles Meola, Mamaroneck, N.Y. 70-68-138 $978.00
T8 Frank Bensel, Jupiter, Fla. 70-68-138 $978.00
T8 Rob Corcoran, Melbourne, Fla. 69-69-138 $978.00
T8 Mark Mielke, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 68-70-138 $978.00
T13 Bob Sowards, Dublin, Ohio 70-69-139 $790.00
T13 Rick Schuller, Chester, Va. 70-69-139 $790.00
T13 Jeff Wells, Redondo Beach, Calif. 69-70-139 $790.00
16 Joshua Rackley, Jupiter, Fla. 73-67-140 $720.00
T17 Yong Joo, Bristow, Va. 73-68-141 $649.00
T17 Scott Berliner, Queensbury, N.Y. 71-70-141 $649.00
T17 Ari Papadopoulos, Steamboat, Colo. 71-70-141 $649.00
T17 Kirk Hanefeld, Acton, Mass. 70-71-141 $649.00
T17 Jeff Sorenson, Blaine, Minn. 69-72-141 $649.00
T22 Jason Martin, Wheeling, W. Va. 72-70-142 $119.00
T22 Mark Summerville, Jupiter, Fla. 71-71-142 $119.00
T22 Eric Smith, Plano, Texas 71-71-142 $119.00
T22 Brian Cairns, Walled Lake, Mich. 74-68-142 $119.00
T22 Wyatt Worthington, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 75-67-142 $119.00
T22 Mike Vance, Jackson, Tenn. 75-67-142 $119.00
T22 Peter Ballo, Jupiter, Fla. 70-72-142 $119.00
T22 John Guyton, Rockville Centre, N.Y. 70-72-142 $119.00
T22 Kirk Oguri, Mineola, N.Y. 70-72-142 $119.00
T22 Troy Pare, Seekonk, Mass. 66-76-142 $119.00
T32 Ryan Kalista, Greenwich, Conn. 72-71-143
T32 Carl Cooper, Humble, Texas 69-74-143
T34 Tim Puetz, West Palm Beach, Fla. 73-71-144
T34 Ted Kimmel, Greenwich, Conn. 73-71-144
T34 Kyle Higgins, Massapequa, N.Y. 73-71-144
T34 Shaun Powers, Greenwich, Conn. 75-69-144
T34 Ed Kirby, Wakefield, R.I. 75-69-144
T34 Adam Decker, Mechanicsville, Va. 76-68-144
T40 Dan Olsen, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 73-72-145
T40 James Giampaolo, Torrington, Conn. 73-72-145
T40 Daniel Augustine, Castle Pines, Colo. 74-71-145
T40 Jeffrey Schmid, Columbia, Mo. 70-75-145
T40 Dakun Chang, Long Grove, Ill. 74-71-145
T40 Shawn Warren, Cape Elizabeth, Maine 70-75-145
T40 Brian Norman, The Colony, Texas 70-75-145
T40 JC Anderson, O'Fallon, Mo. 77-68-145
48 Chip Johnson, Hingham, Mass. 72-74-146
T49 Andrew Shiflet, Asheboro, N.C. 73-74-147
T49 Richard Kelly, Oceanside, N.Y. 73-74-147
T49 Joshua Fritz, Port St. Lucie, Fla. 74-73-147
T49 Matthew Sheperd, Nantucket, Mass. 76-71-147
T53 Danny Lewis, Morrow, Ohio 74-74-148
T53 Daniel Powers, Stamford, Conn. 71-77-148
T53 Matthew McAdow, Woodmere, N.Y. 75-73-148
T53 Pete Catanzaro, Stamford, Conn. 75-73-148
T53 Gregg Richbourg, Orlando, Fla. 76-72-148
T53 Michael Meisenzahl, Medford, N.J. 76-72-148
T53 Michael Sweeney, Floral Park, N.Y. 77-71-148
T60 Ryan McClintock, Bettendorf, Iowa 74-75-149
T60 Tim Katanski, Ann Arbor, Mich. 75-74-149
T60 Bill Harvey, Albuquerque, N.M. 76-73-149
T60 Mike Larkin, Harrison, N.Y. 76-73-149
T60 John Cleary, Golden Valley, Minn. 76-73-149
T60 Mark Brown, Glen Head, N.Y. 69-80-149
T66 Gregory McClimans, Clearwater, Fla. 77-73-150
T66 Adam Kolloff, Hoboken, N.J. 78-72-150
T68 Shane Kowal, Woodstock, Ga. 73-78-151
T68 Mark Faulkner, Marion, Ill. 75-76-151
T68 Robert McMillan, Colleyville, Texas 77-74-151
71 Mike Furey, Summit Hill, Pa. 76-76-152
T72 Daniel Urban, Howell, Mich. 70-83-153
T72 Tyler Lower, Norwalk, Conn. 79-74-153
74 Peter Kampmann, Riverside, Conn. 74-80-154
75 Daniel Callahan, Chaska, Minn. 81-77-158
76 Justin Roberto, Williamsburg, Va. 83-79-162
 

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