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Talkington, Aruta, Meisenzahl Shoot 66s, Share Lead In Event No. 3 Of PGA Tournament Series
Author: Craig Dolche, PGA Special
December 7th 2015 - PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.—Matt Dobyns and Marshall Talkington are the only two players to finish in the top five in both PGA Tournament Series events so far.

While Dobyns used Friday's victory to clinch OMEGA PGA Professional Player of the Year Award, Talkington is still trying to win his first PGA Professional Series title.

Talkington will have another chance Tuesday after he shot a 6-under 66 Monday on the Dye Course to share the first-round lead in Event No. 3 of the PGA Tournament Series at PGA Golf Club. He is tied with Anthony Aruta of Staten Island and Michael Meisenzahl of Medford, N.J.

"Those finishes helped me a lot," Talkington, a PGA Assistant Professional at Jackson National (Tenn.) Golf Club. "You feel more comfortable and it gives you confirmation in your game, being able to trust it."

Talkington made six birdies and his longest par putt was 4 feet. Meisenzahl, from Medford, N.J., matched the bogey-free round, but he eagled the par-5 fourth hole from 19 feet and was four-under on the par-5s.

"I had opportunities to make more birdies than I did, but what I was most proud of was my misses and mistakes were kept at a minimum," Meisenzahl said.

Aruta chipped in for eagle at the sixth hole. His lone bogey came at No. 8, but he followed that by hitting a 7-iron to a foot at his closing hole for a birdie.

"That was very important," said Aruta, a PGA Assistant Professional at North Shore Country Club.

Bob Sowards, a four-time PGA Professional Player of the Year winner, is tied for fourth at 67 with Kyle Higgins, Patrick Rada, Ryan Kalista and Yong Joo. Dobyns (71) is tied for 31st.

he PGA Tournament Series is presented by Golf Advisor.

Monday's first-round scores from Event No. 2 of the PGA Tournament Series on the par-72 Ryder Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie:

PlayerScore
Anthony Aruta, Staten Island, N.Y.33-33-66
Michael Meisenzahl, Medford, N.J.33-33-66
Marshall Talkington, Jackson, Tenn.32-34-66
Kyle Higgins, Massapequa, N.Y.33-34-67
Patrick Rada, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.33-34-67
Ryan Kalista, Greenwich, Conn.34-33-67
Bob Sowards, Dublin, Ohio34-33-67
Yong Joo, Bristow, Va.35-32-67
Brett Melton, Washington, Ind.34-34-68
Rod Perry, Port Orange, Fla.36-32-68
Shawn Warren, Cape Elizabeth, Maine34-35-69
Pete Catanzaro, Stamford, Conn.37-32-69
Mike Vance, Jackson, Tenn.35-34-69
Mark Brown, Glen Head, N.Y.33-36-69
Jeff Sorenson, Blaine, Minn.31-38-69
Scott Schulte, Harrison Township, Mich.34-35-69
Derek Sanders, Destrehan, La.5-34-69
Joshua Rackley, Jupiter, Fla.35-34-69
Daniel Urban, Howell, Mich.35-34-69
Kirk Hanefeld, Acton, Mass.34-35-69
Ben Polland, Manhasset, N.Y.34-35-69
Wyatt Worthington, Reynoldsburg, Ohio34-36-70
Brendan McGrath, Centreville, Va.36-34-70
Corey McAlarney, Forest City, Pa.35-35-70
Daniel Augustine, Castle Pines, Colo.38-32-70
Frank Bensel, Jupiter, Fla.36-34-70
Danny Lewis, Morrow, Ohio35-35-70
Matt Noel, Nashua, N.H.35-35-70
Gregg Richbourg, Brewster, Mass.34-36-70
Gregory McClimans, Clearwater, Fla.37-33-70
Joshua Fritz, Port St. Lucie, Fla.37-34-71
Matthew Sheperd, Nantucket, Mass.35-36-71
Brian Norman, The Colony, Texas35-36-71
Jeffrey Schmid, Columbia, Mo.34-37-71
Tim Puetz, West Palm Beach, Fla.36-35-71
Austin Gaugert, Lake Geneva, Wis.36-35-71
Benjamin Engle, Indianapolis, Ind.35-36-71
Gregory Pieczynski, Kingston, Pa.38-33-71
Dwayne Randall, Clymer, N.Y.37-34-71
Mark Faulkner, Marion, Ill.35-36-71
Matt Dobyns, Lake Success, N.Y.35-36-71
Ari Papadopoulos, Avon, Colo.34-37-71
Carl Cooper, Humble, Texas34-37-71
Charles Meola, Mamaroneck, N.Y.36-35-71
Adam Kolloff, Hoboken, N.J.36-36-72
Scott Berliner, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.36-36-72
JC Anderson, O'Fallon, Mo.34-38-72
John Connelly, Maumee, Ohio39-33-72
Mark Mielke, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.34-38-72
John Seltzer, Grand Rapids, Mich.37-35-72
Peter Kampmann, Riverside, Conn.35-37-72
Matt Arvanitis, Hooksett, N.H.35-37-72
Patrick Massi, Greenwich, Conn.38-34-72
Mike Larkin, Harrison, N.Y.38-34-72
James Giampaolo, Torrington, Conn.36-36-72
Richard Terga, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.37-36-73
Dakun Chang, Long Grove, Ill.35-38-73
Andrew Shiflet, Asheboro, N.C.36-37-73
Mike Diffley, Pelham, N.Y.37-36-73
Kyle Voska, Denver, Colo.36-37-73
Andrew Bostrom, North Caldwell, N.J.36-37-73
Rich Berberian, Derry, N.H.36-37-73
Michael Sweeney, Floral Park, N.Y.40-33-73
Blake Brookman, Seaford, Va.35-38-73
Steve Parker, Houston, Texas37-36-73
Steve Schneiter, Sandy, Utah37-36-73
Jim Schuman, Scottsdale, Ariz.39-34-73
Brian Cairns, Walled Lake, Mich.37-36-73
Kent St. Charles, Mount Vernon, N.Y.36-37-73
Marc Issler, Jupiter, Fla.35-38-73
Ryan McClintock, Bettendorf, Iowa38-36-74
Matthew McAdow, Woodmere, N.Y.39-35-74
Frank Dully, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.37-37-74
Sam Kang, Florham Park, N.J.38-36-74
Eric Smith, Plano, Texas36-38-74
John Kuntz, Floral Park, N.Y.36-38-74
Shaun Powers, Jupiter, Fla.37-37-74
Matthew Belizze, Bay Shore, N.Y.38-36-74
Adam Larkin, North Bellmore, N.Y.38-36-74
Omar Uresti, Austin, Texas37-37-74
Rick Schuller, Chester, Va.34-40-74
Jim Troy, Portage, Mich.38-37-75
Tim Katanski, Ann Arbor, Mich.40-35-75
Raj Samra, Downey, Calif.39-36-75
Mike Argentine, Yonkers, N.Y.37-38-75
Fred Blumenstock, Boonton, N.J.39-36-75
Jeff Herb, Lake Worth, Fla.36-40-76
Andrew Meyers, Plano, Texas39-37-76
Bill Harvey, Albuquerque, N.M.37-39-76
Kirk Stauffer, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.38-38-76
Troy Pare, Seekonk, Mass.38-38-76
Joseph Yashuk, Lake Park, Fla.40-36-76
Sherri Pla, West Palm Beach, Fla.41-35-76
Rob Corcoran, Melbourne, Fla.40-37-77
Michael Adkins, West Palm Beach, Fla.41-37-78
Thomas May, Greenwich, Conn.37-41-78
Roy Vucinich, Moon Township, Pa.38-40-78
Kayla Pun, Tallahassee, Fla.40-39-79
Matthew Hurd, Manhasset, N.Y.38-42-80
Mike Demakos, Port St. Lucie, Fla.41-39-80
Micah Destival, Dike, Iowa39-42-81
Sonny Grosso, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.39-43-82
Brandon Myers, Danube, Minn.41-42-83
 

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